There are 8 lighthouses in the Digby area. Lighthouses provide a unique feel of the Maritimes, with crashing waves, unique rock formations, aquatic birdlife and the experience of lighthouse architecture. Below are just two of our best-known. Others would include Boars Head, Winchester Point, Digby Pier, Grand Passage, Brier Island, Belliveau’s Cove.
Overlooking the Bay of Fundy right at the entrance to the “Digby Gut”, the currents are an awesome sight. It is also a spot where seals, porpoises and whales are regularly sighted right from shore. You will find several shorter hiking trails, or you can choose to hike along the rocky shore for a bit. The rock formations are quite unique.
Gilbert’s Cove just 18 – 20 km west of Digby on the 101 Highway is a charming spot. Stopping there on a hot summer’s day and feeling that pleasant ocean breeze is like coming upon an oasis. If you enjoy historic buildings, you can wander around inside the old lighthouse itself. It was built in 1904 and had only two light-keepers, both from the same family.