One man is dead after a motorcycle crash on the Peggys Cove Road outside Halifax.

Tantallon RCMP says the man died of his injuries when he lost control of his bike and left the road.

The accident has closed the Peggys Cove Road between West Dover Road and the entrance to Peggys Cove itself in both directions for approximately the next two hours.

RCMP say they will remain on scene to continue their investigation.