Advocate Harbour

Sunrise at Cape d’Or Lighthouse

Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia


A picturesque village between two stunning capes

Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia, will charm you with its rugged beauty, stunning geology and down-home friendliness. Watch otherworldly sunsets from picturesque Cape d’Or, experience excellent local cuisine at the Wild Caraway, hike Cape Chignecto Park for mind-clearing ocean vistas, go back millions of years at the UNESCO Joggins Fossil Cliffs or stroll to the wharf to watch the fishing boats sit on the ground at low tide.

Welcome to Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia, part of the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark.

Local tip: Spend at least the night before and after your kayak adventure here to enjoy Advocate Harbour to the fullest. The most common complaint we hear from guests is that they wished they had booked a longer stay in Advocate Harbour.




 “Advocate Harbour might seem like it’s in the middle of no where, but it is beyond worth the drive and time. I wish we would have had days to spend there.”

4awakening on TripAdvisor

Magnificent vistas from Cape d'Or Advocate Harbour Nova Scotia

At Cape d’Or, looking towards Cape Chignecto

Things To See and Do In Advocate Harbour


Cape d'Or Lighthouse

Enjoying the view at the Lighthouse on Cape d’Or.

Watch the harbour dry out at low tide, hike stunning Chignecto Park, enjoy the vista from the Lighthouse on Cape d’Or, eat local gourmet food, and enjoy gorgeous beaches that you will probably have all to yourself! The beauty of Advocate Harbour is that it’s really off the beaten track, which means no tour busses, no crowds, no noise, just pure serenity. The only things you’ll have to reserve are the local tours and restaurants as people do love those, and there is limited capacity.

Claim to fame are of course the world’s biggest tides – you need to see these amazing tides for yourself! In Advocate Harbour, the difference between high and low tide can be up to 13 m or 40 feet. Really mind-boggling! The harbour in Advocate is a great place to see the tidal range, and the walk on the dyke is recommended.

There is so much more to discover here – the oldest dinosaur fossils at the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro (40 min away), ancient amphibian and tropical plant fossils at the UNESCO Joggins Fossil Cliffs (50 min away), and earth history that you can touch at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark that stretches along our shore.

The natural harbour in Advocate at sunrise as seen from the dyke trail.

– Advocate Harbour Directory –

Places to Eat

A selection of local places to dine in or purchase food supplies from.
Nova Scotia Restaurant
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Wild Caraway
Award-winning restaurant and cafe, located right opposite the harbour. 

Set 5-course dinner with different options $60. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended. Call 902-392-2889.

Friday – Monday Dinner 5-8 pm, Sunday Lunch 12-3. Additional pop-up events possible – watch their social media or website.

Lightkeeper’s Kitchen and Guest House
The Lighthouse at Cape d’Or

This spectacular location offers stunning vistas, sunsets, accommodation and food on a rocky outcrop that reaches far into the Bay of Fundy.  Delicious, set 3-course dinners. Reservations are strongly recommended. Text 902-670-8314. Be prepared to walk down a steep path with no lights to reach the lighthouse & restaurant. Opening hours are by chance.


Hook and Anchor
At the Fundy Tides campground in Advocate Harbour.

Loved by locals. Fresh local seafood and homemade desserts with a friendly family atmosphere.

Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-7. 902-392-2517

Advocate Harbour RiteSTOP
Highway 209 “downtown” Advocate

Local grocery store within walking distance from NovaShores. Take out & dine in available. Breakfast available. Open 7 am – 9 pm.

Black Rock Bistro
151 Main Street, Parrsboro
Cozy bistro and wine bar. Local cuisine, local wines and craft beers.

Please note: All restaurants in Advocate Harbour close by 7 or 8 pm. On Tuesdays, all restaurants are closed. Please plan accordingly.

Advocate Harbour al fresco brunch
Wild Caraway
Advocate Harbour outdoors dining
Advocate Harbour dining

Local Attractions

Guided beach tour at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs

 A guided beach tour is included with the entry fee at Joggins Fossil Cliffs.

Cliffs of Fundy Geopark
All along the Parrsboro shore, from Debert to West Apple River
Main Office (Debert): 902-641-2225
Sub Office (Parrsboro): 902-728-2141

Age of Sail Museum
8334 Highway 209, Port Greville

Joggins Fossil Cliffs
100 Main Street, Joggins

Fundy Geological Museum
162 West Bay Road, Parrsboro

FORCE – Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy
1156 West Bay Road, Parrsboro

Ottawa House Museum
1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro

Ship’s Company Theatre
18 Lower Street Parrsboro
Tel.: 1-800-565-7469

Parrsboro Creative  Arts Community
151 Main Street
Tel.: 902-728-2007

Tysons’ Fine Minerals
114 Lamb’s Hill Rd. Parrsboro

Parrsboro Golf Club
984 Two Islands Rd., Parrsboro

Spirit Reins Ranch
432 Prospect Rd., Parrsboro
902-254-3138 or 902-254-4262

Partridge Island

Ottawa House-by-the-sea, Parrsboro

Advocate Harbour and Parrsboro Shore

Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro


Local Guy Adventures
Laurie Currie
Spencers Island
Fat Tire biking, Waterfall & Ocean Floor hiking, Glamping.
Tel: 1-902-254-3814

Fundy Treasures
Brian Hebert
Bay of Fundy Gemstone, Mineral and Fossil Tours in Joggins, Parrboro, Blomidon, and even virtually.
Tel: 1-902-254-3814

Advocate Harbour kayaking

Kayakers at Horseshoe Cove, Cape d’Or


Driftwood Beach

Red Rocks
West Advocate by the park

Horseshoe Cove
on the road to Cape d’Or

Spencer’s Island Beach
at Spencer’s Island

Spicer’s Cove
near Eatonville & the Three Sisters

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Anderson Cove viewpoint at the Eatonville Day Use area of
Cape Chignecto Park

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Driftwood Beach in West Advocate at Sunset

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NovaShores Adventures
Anne Grabinsky
37 School Lane
Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia
B0M 1A0

1-902-392-2222 (local)*
1-866-638-4118 (toll free)*

Open Mon - Sun 8 am - 8 pm.

*Please note that our office is closed from early October to late May. Please reach us via email during those months, or book directly on our website.