North West Cove, South West Cove and Aspotogan
North West Cove is a beautiful, horse-shoe shaped harbour, home to a busy
fishing community of about 100 people. Horse Island guards the entrance to the
cove. From the north side of the harbour you can see across St. Margaret's Bay
to Peggy's Cove. North West Cove is home not only to fishermen of Irish and
Huguenot descent, but also to watercolour artist Jan Shilletto, whose work is
on sale at her studio in North West Cove. Be sure to bring sketching materials, or save some film for this lovely spot, a
favourite of artists and photographers.
If you wish to stay at North West Cove you have two choices. The Orange House, a century old residence that has been beautifully restored, or Greyrock by the Sea bed and breakfast.
Climb the hill to leave the cove and you will see St. Cuthbert's Church. Across
from the Church there is a road off to the
left which leads to South West Cove. It is only a short drive down the gravel
road to this cove, and well worth the effort. There is a small beach, lovely
scenery, and even a castle! There are a few residences along the road, so watch
for children playing. There is also a lake in which you can swim. Should your
car break down while in this area,
JEFF's AUTO is located on the South West Cove road (902) 228-2713). Jeff
Dunsworth specializes in Volvo repairs.
South West Cove is a beautiful anchorage much favoured by yachtsmen from far
Aspotogan is a small fishing community with a safe, deep harbour. A favourite
subject for artists and photographers, Aspotogan is very pretty, with steep
hills on both sides. To the south of the community lies Aspotogan Mountain, the
highest point on the peninsula. Follow the road up the steep hill heading
south, and after driving carefully round some very sharp bends, you will soon
find yourself back by the shore, following the road in to Bayswater.