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Fisherman's Cove

4 Government Wharf Road, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia B3G 1M7, Canada
+1 902-465-6093
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Fisherman's Cove is a quaint 200 year old fishing village. It offers visitors a peek into the past while providing a variety of modern day activities for the whole family. It has the sounds of the ocean, seagulls, and sand pipers. Stroll the boardwalk and relax in the sand at MacCormack's Beach. Catch a glimpse of the osprey and herons as they enjoy fishing off the beach. Watch fishing boats come home with their catch and sail boats drift by as they enter the Halifax Harbour through the eastern passage.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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4 Government Wharf Road, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia B3G 1M7, Canada
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited Fishermans Cove as part of an organised tour. A small group of us 10 in all. There wasn't another tourist in sight. We had the perfect afternoon lunch in the quite serene genuine fishing village. Speaking to people on our cruise the majority...More

Thank OldContemptible
Reviewed 10 September 2017

this is a quant little village. take the time to visit the shops. get some ice cream. and do NOT leave without having FISH N CHIPS !! you will NEVER have haddock in your life again like you will here !! the people are local...More

1  Thank saucemonsters
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The people there are very nice and the shops are a mix of homemade items,food, and gifts. I got some fudge and homemade bread and butter pickles Awesome stuff !! Supporting the small businesses and family run shops is always good to do. My birth...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had a free half day in Halifax and though we would go out to Fisherman's cove to explore. Based on the website, we were expecting a wonderful marriage of history and nature that would keep us entertained all afternoon. I'm afraid to say we...More

Thank crazeefrog
Reviewed 5 September 2017

whether you want a restaurant, take out fish and chips or to shop in quaint surroundings or to walk the boardwalk you have it all in one place with enough parking for other than busiest tourist days

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I was disappointed with the fishing village it is a tourist attraction,but in my opinion it lacks decent shops more craft and have visited much better places.The restaurant did serve a good fish dinner in the village so would visit for a decent haddock supper.

Thank jerseyjeanette
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A very quaint fishing village with local shops and restaurants. Takes you back in time. Quiet and relaxing.

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We expected a small fishing village and found a row of tourist shops along a stretch of road. The view of the McNab island (accessible by a ferry at Fisherman's Cove) was the only scenic part

Thank Leslie919
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Picturesque little fishing village with stores, restaurants and ice cream parlors. You can also have an enjoyable stroll along a wooden walkway surrounded by vegetation. At one point you reach a small sand beach where the kids can play and even take a dip (if...More

Thank igal27
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lots of shops and things to see in this quaint area. There are fresh seafood restaurants, gifts and treats. Unfortunately we the day we planned to go was very rainy and quite cool. I would love to go back when we did not have to...More

Thank Travel2plus1
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18 September 2016|
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Response from eeknuff | Reviewed this property |
We used the GPS on the vehicle. If you have a smart phone you can also use Google maps to navigate for you. Otherwise the route seemed quite complex.
6 September 2016|
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Response from Jahs595 | Reviewed this property |
It is a 25 minute car ride from downtown Halifax (cruise docks). If you take the ferry from Halifax to Dartmouth and the #60 bus it will let you off about a 1/2 mile from the area, otherwise you really need a taxi... More
6 September 2016|
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Response from Lee043 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your visit the shops are open until early November, you can take the Halifax/Dartmouth Ferry. On a weekday take the Ferry to Downtown Dartmouth and then catch the #60 Bus to Eastern Passage. The Ferry to... More