Sunrise at Cape d’Or Lighthouse
Advocate Harbour, NS
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 is an absolute gem.
Don’t miss out!
“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
At Cape d’Or, looking towards Cape Chignecto
Things To See and Do In Advocate Harbour
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.
Article about our Fundy shore in Saltwire.
– Advocate Harbour Directory –
Places to Eat
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.
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
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
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
Ottawa House-by-the-sea, Parrsboro
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
Kayakers at Horseshoe Cove, Cape d’Or
Anderson Cove viewpoint at the Eatonville Day Use area of
Cape Chignecto Park
Driftwood Beach in West Advocate at Sunset