Sunrise at Cape d’Or Lighthouse
A picturesque village wedged between two stunning capes
Spend at least the night before and after your kayak adventure here to make the most of your trip.
Welcome to Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia! Now part of the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark.
The most common complaint we hear from guests is that they wished they had booked a longer stay in Advocate Harbour.
This area is an absolute gem.
Don’t miss out!
At Cape d’Or, looking towards Cape Chignecto
Refugee Cove in Cape Chignecto Park
Things To See and Do
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!
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.
Walking on the ocean floor at Five Islands
A guided beach tour is included with the entry fee at Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
Enjoying drinks on the Wild Caraway deck right opposite the harbour
Where To Eat
Award-winning restaurant and cafe, located right opposite the harbour.
“The Wild Caraway Restaurant in Advocate Harbour is an inspiration […], a place that embodies the local food movement and transforms it into an unforgettable and delicious experience. Owners Sarah and Andrew have been turning local foods into masterpieces of the senses for over 10 years – their restaurant is a true gem and treasure!” (Eat Local Cumberland)
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 Facebook page or website.
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.
Loved by locals. Fresh local seafood and homemade desserts with a friendly family atmosphere. Takeout is available. Located at the Fundy Tides campground in Advocate Harbour.
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-7.
Another local favourite, located along the main road in Advocate Harbour. At this former church, the friendly folks here serve home-made, local fare, ice-cream, and are also licensed.
Open Saturday & Sunday 1-6 pm.
Please note: All restaurants in Advocate Harbour are closed by 7 or 8 pm. On Tuesdays, all restaurants are closed. The local store and cafe (RiteStop) is open daily from 7 am until 9 pm (meals available until 7 pm). Please plan accordingly.
Enjoying the view at the Lighthouse on Cape d’Or.
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Places to Eat
At the Fundy Tides campground in Advocate Harbour.
Fresh, local seafood and homemade desserts with a friendly family atmosphere.
Highway 209 “downtown” Advocate
Local grocery store within walking distance from NovaShores. Go there for a down-home breakfast.
Old Church Cafe
Highway 209 “downtown” Advocate
Down-home fare, ice cream, licensed.
Black Rock Bistro
151 Main Street, Parrsboro
Cute bistro and wine bar. Local cuisine, local wines and craft beers.
Joggins Fossil Cliffs visitor centre
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