Peggys Cove can be dangerous for those who chose to disregard the many warning signs, telling them to be aware of the wave action along the shoreline and the potential danger of venturing out on the wet, slippery, and smooth black coloured granite rocks.
Every year, countless tourists act irresponsibly and jeopardize their own personal safety and those of the first responders who are called to save them. Often, people are oblivious to the power of the sea and the danger that awaits them, such as being swept out to sea to drown or mercilessly pounded against the granite rocks by powerful heavy waves.
Due to the increasing number of incidents at Peggys Cove, the Nova Scotia Provincial Government has embarked on a campaign designed to improve public awareness of the potential dangers. New highly visible signage are located throughout the site to replace the older ones and are more numerous. Public service announcements on video are also being shown at Access Nova Scotia (public service offices) locations.
For some people, the government hasn't gone far enough. There are those who think it's in the best interest of public safety to erect a chain link fence around Peggys Cove to protect people from themselves. Others, are calling for security staff at the site to instruct people not to venture into potentially unsafe areas. Thankfully, the provincial government refuses to entertain the idea, knowing that people will ignore it by climbing over it.