Photographs of a woman precariously close to the water have sparked more concerns about safety at Peggys Cove.

Tour boat captain Peter Richardson snapped the photos, which have since gone viral. He says visitors get too close to the edge all too often.

"I wouldn't say constantly, but there's always a few people who have to live on the edge,” says Richardson.

Even on a warm sunny day, the seas can suddenly turn rough. With Peggys Cove crawling with tourists, Richardson says close calls are increasing.

"There was a guy, I watched him take his shoes off, pulls his pants up. He was walking down, he got on the grass. His feet came out from underneath him, right in the water," Richardson says.

The man's friends quickly pulled him out, but over the years many others haven't been as fortunate.     

The province beefed up signage at the site last year, but many folks continue to ignore them.      

"We heard about it, but we're not afraid. We just wanted to see what's happened and just visit the place," says tourist Diane Godin, citing her experience on sailboats in Caraquet.

But there are many others who are taking the matter seriously.

"I have three kids so I'm aware of sliding into the water,” says Tim Cronin of Toronto. "But it is easy, I think to kind of get lost close to the shore."

"Safety comes first, especially when you have kids, right? So we make sure that we follow the rules,” says tourist Grace Francis.

On Monday, CTV News spoke with the father of a young man who died at Peggys Cove a number of years ago. He said fencing would not be the answer as far as he’s concerned, but perhaps more signage listing the names and dates of all the people who've died after falling over the rocks.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Bruce Frisko.