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“A great restored fishing village..”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fisherman's Cove

Fisherman's Cove
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Ranked #29 of 137 things to do in Halifax
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Owner description: 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.
Porto, Portugal
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great restored fishing village..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Before coming to Halifax, you hear wonders about its fishing and seafood culture. I must admit that I was disappointed until I came across this little gem of a place. It takes a long ride to get here but it's definitely worth it.
This cove has a row of houses and shops on the shores of a little bay, with boats "parked" in front of each building.
Restaurants and food shops here serve REEL fresh seafood that satisfied my hunger for the harvest of the sea after many months spent far from the shores.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank ab_adnan
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North Port, Florida
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218 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I really enjoyed the trip to Fisherman's Cove. The boats that were docked provided some wonderful pictures of the area. We did have lunch there and will review that soon. I'd love to go there again to look around more.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank PattyG12
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Drumheller, Canada
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A pleasant place, but a mixed bag of feelings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

I enjoyed my visit and I have been three times. The shops are interesting and the food is good, depending on where and what you eat. The scenery is spectacular, with ships moored to the wharves, the small water straight separating you from the islands in the middle of the harbour.

But it always seems that it could be so much more. It is out of the way, so perhaps not as visited as it could be, and this may lead to the lack of possibilities available.

Still this is definitely worth the trip and a visit

Visited May 2013
3 Thank Christopher C
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299 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Very Picturesque”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

This small fishing village is very pretty with brightly-coloured buildings containing shops offering local goods such as jams, preserves, artwork, jewellery and some run-of-the-mill souvenirs. When we were there, it was a rainy day so there were very few people there. If you're planning on lunch at the Boondocks (which is right on the water), you only need maybe a total of 2 hours in this town. It's not far from downtown Halifax so it's a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Lisa C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not worth the drive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Just a row of shacks selling overpriced homemade stuff. Ok, if you like to spend large amounts of money on that sort of thing. We ate at the little grey barn called "What's the Scoop" We had the 2 piece fish and chips for $10. It was enough for two people. But immediately after eating, and the rest of the day, I felt sick to my stomach. The food was VERY greasy, and overcooked. I think they used old cooking oil. You can't go wrong with the ice cream. It's Scotsman.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Judy213
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