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Where to Stay

Accommodations and campgrounds around Advocate Harbour and the Parrsboro shore. Read More…

Places to Eat

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Other things to see and do

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This area is an absolute gem.

Do not miss out!
Nature lovers, rejoice! You will appreciate the rugged beauty, stunning geology and down-home friendliness of picturesque Advocate Harbour. Watch otherworldly sunsets from Cape d’Or, experience excellent fusion cuisine at the Wild Caraway, hike Chignecto Park for mind-clearing ocean vistas, go back millions of years at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs or stroll to the wharf to watch the fishing boats sit on the ground at low tide. Spend at least the night before and after your kayak adventure here to make the most of your trip. Welcome!

– Where to Stay –

Advocate Harbour

NovaShores Guest Room
Anne Grabinsky
37 School Lane
Advocate Harbour
Stay right at our home base in a beautifully renovated ship captain’s mansion with big bay windows. Great views, beautiful rural setting, en suite 4-pc bathroom, small kitchenette, wi-fi. Rate $110.
Tel: toll free 1-866-638-4118

Driftwood Park Retreat
Monica & Harish Anand
49 Driftwood Lane
West Advocate
European-designed chalets on the Bay of Fundy. 4 two-bedroom chalets with 3-pc baths. 1 wheelchair accessible 1-bedroom chalet with 4-pc bath. Gas fireplace, BBQ, laundry available. Near Cape Chignecto Park. Rates $159-199; small studio $99-129.
Tel: 1-902-392-2008 or 866-810-0110

Lightkeeper’s Kitchen and Guest House
Darcy Snell
Cape d’ Or Road
Advocate Harbour
Original lightkeeper’s residence on cliffside location with great views. Excellent on-site restaurant. 4 rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Rates $135 per room, or rent the whole house.
Text: 1-902-670-8314

Reid’s Tourist Home
Donna Reid
1391 West Advocate Rd.
West Advocate
4 motel-style guest rooms with private 3-pc bath, SaTV, mini-fridge, in-room coffee. 2 cottages with 3-pcbath, SaTV, dishwasher, washer & dryer. Picturesque rural location between Cape d’Or and Cape Chignecto. Rates $ 75-145.
Tel: 1-902-392-2592

Between the Capes B&B
Marilyn & Eric MacKinnon
1222 West Advocate Road
West Advocate
Oceanfront B&B. Deck overlooking the Bay of Fundy, Cape d’Or, Cape Chignecto and Isle Haute. Within walking distance of the beach and Cape Chignecto park. 4-star rated. Air conditioning, Wifi, cable and satellite TV, shared hot tub. Full breakfast.
Rate CA$ 100-135.
Tel.: 1-902-392-2442 or 1-902-216-0970

Wild Caraway
Andrew Aitken and Sarah Griebel
3721 Highway 209
Advocate Harbour
Bright rooms with wonderful views over the harbour and Cape d’Or from the large bay windows. Excellent breakfast included and served at the on-site restaurant. 2 rooms, shared bath. Rates $100.
Tel: 1-902-392-2889

Advocate Ocean View Vacation Home
Kirk & Beth Reid
1271 West Advocate Road
West Advocate
Whole house: full kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 double beds, one single, one bunk bed & a sofa bed) one and a half baths (one 4-piece, one 2-piece) washer/dryer & bbq. Large private front yard and deck overlooking the Bay of Fundy. In easy walking distance to the beach and Cape Chignecto Park. Rate CA$ 160 for 2 (July & August), CA$ 125 for 2 (May, June, Sept, Oct); CA$ 10 for each additional person.
Tel: 1-902-392-2544

Marshall Lighthouse
West Advocate Rd.
West Advocate

Queen bed, unique replica lighthouse tower for amazing views & home-cooked breakfast. Rate $150. No pets.
Book on AirBnB.

Campgrounds and wilderness camping

Old Shipyard Beach Campground
Noreen & Bob Kimber
Spencer’s Beach Rd
Spencer’s Island, Nova Scotia
Campground right on the beach. Laundromat on site. Boat Launch. Firewood available. Four small beach cottages with full bath and kitchens. Rates $25-125.
Tel 1-902-392-2487

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
West Advocate
Bunkhouse, 3 cabins, wilderness campsites. 51 km of trails, beaches, cliffs, ravines, old growth forest. Campsite rates $26, cabin fees vary.
Tel: 1-902-392-2085 or 888-544-3434

Fundy Tides Campground
Diana Goodwin
95 Mills Rd
Advocate Harbour
32 overnight sites. 20 fully serviced. Showers, washrooms, restaurant, laundromat, firewood available. ATV trails. Views of Bay. Rates $25-35
Tel: 1-902-392-2816

Five Islands Provincial Park
618 Bentley Branch Rd (Hwy 2)
Five Islands
92 campsites of which 35 are serviced. Hiking trails, beach access, limited WiFi. Rates $ 27-37.
Tel: 1-902-254-2980

Glooscap Campground & RV
John Best
1380 Two Island Road
67 overnight sites. 41 with electric and water, 26 unserviced. Washrooms, showers, firewood, ice, canteen. Sand beach.
Rates $27-32
Tel: 1-902-254-2529 or 254-2036

Port Greville and Fox River

Fox Point Inn
Scott and Marion
490 Fox Point Road, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0
This unique boutique inn offers 5 beautiful suites. Rates from $ 139 incl. made-to-order breakfast.
Tel: 1-902-348-2000

Ebb Tide Vacation Home on Greville Bay
Gayle Shaw
8610 Hwy 209,
Port Greville, Nova Scotia B0M 1T0
4-bedroom house, two 3-pc bath. Victorian home on the Bay of Fundy, beautiful garden and beach close by. Weekly rates $1000-1500.
Tel: 1-902-348-2012 or 1-604-941-1530

Beach House on Hatfield Road
Liz Yorke
144 Hatfield Rd.,
Fox River, Nova Scotia
Secluded oceanfront luxury vacation cottage – the perfect Bay of Fundy holiday accommodation for families with children and reunions with family members and friends. Wood stove, fireplace, sunroom, heated ceramic floors. Weekly house rental ranges from $1500 to $3000.
Tel: 1-416-481-4096

Parrsboro and Area

Gillespie House Inn
Lori Lynch & David Beattie
358 Main St.
Gracious Victorian home in park-like setting near downtown Parrsboro. Antique furnishings. Excellent full breakfast. Rates $119-149.
Tel 1-902-254-3196 or 877-901-3196

Evangelines Tower B&B
Monica Walsh & James Oatt
322 Main St,
Victorian home in downtown Parrsboro. Antiques and quilts, three-storey turret. Full breakfast. 3 rooms with ensuite 4-pc baths. Rates $80-149
Tel 1-902-254-3383 or 866-33TOWER

Cape Split View Cottages
Sabine & Christian Schoene
886 West Bay Rd.

2 chalets, 1-bdrm, and 2-bedrm with panoramic view of the Bay of Fundy, both w. 4-pc-bath, BBQ on deck. Oceanfront 6 acre property. Weekly rates $1050-1500
Tel: 1-902-254-2585 or 866-354-2585

Parrsboro Mansion Inn
3916 Eastern Ave.
1 suite and 3 spacious ground floor rooms, 3-pc or 4-pc bath. Free Wi-Fi, gourmet breakfast. Rates $100-160
Tel: 1-902-254-2585 or 866-354-2585

Maple Inn
Dr. Paul & MacKenzie Aitken
2358 Western Ave.
This beautiful historic Victorian property is a short walk from downtown Parrsboro and centrally nestled within the “Cliffs of Fundy” UNESCO GeoPark. The Maple Inn has eight immaculate guest rooms with 3 or 4 piece baths; their tower suite is a 2-bedroom, 2 bath luxury hideaway. A hearty full breakfast and other amenities are included with your stay.
Rates $99-199 depending upon time of year and size of room.
Tel: 877-MAPLE INN  or 1-902-254-3735

Riverview Cottages
Richard and Sandra Hunt
3575 Eastern Avenue
18 cabins close to town on 12 acres of quiet riverside. Some with light housekeeping facilities. Private baths. Lawn games, playground, free use of canoes, pet friendly.
Rates $80-120
Tel: 1-902-254-2388 or 877-254-2388

The Sunshine Inn
4487-4489 Hwy 2
Motel units and cottages close to town in a valley surrounded by blueberry fields. Breakfast incl.
Rates $102-149
Tel: 1-902-254-3135 or 877-70MOTEL

Ocean Song Cottage
Kerstin Boyce
Two Islands
Beautiful views. Full house, on a private road with a door key pad for a no-contact stay. 2 bedrooms, bath, open-concept kitchen and sunroom. Sleeps up to 6. Rates: $ 150/night, $ 50 cleaning fee.
Cell: 902-430-9136

Ballymena Farm Cottage
Kernohan family
Hwy 2
One open-plan cottage that sleeps two to four people. Kitchen facilities, queen sized bed and pull out couch, porch with a barbecue, wifi. Pet-friendly with prior approval. From $ 120 per night.
Tel: (902) 216-0966

The Mad Hatter Hostel
16 Prince St
Dorm beds, single, double and family rooms. Self-service kitchen, common room, library, linen, free internet access, laundry facilities, luggage and bicycle storage. Rates $ 20 – 50.
Tel: (902) 254-3167

Tidal River Ridge Retreat
Charlotte & Ken Roberts
Moose River
One and two-bedroom cabins, spacious and fully equipped. Fireplace, large eat-in kitchen, cozy living room and your own covered deck with bbq. Recreation area with horseshoes and basketball. Fishing, clam digging, tubing, walking trails, bird watching and beach swimming nearby. Pet friendly. Rates $126-147. Weekly and off-season rates available. Open year round.
Tel: toll free 1 800 806-8860

Four Seasons Retreat
Maureen & Gordon Matthews
Upper Economy
12 deluxe housekeeping cottages. 1-3 bedrooms, fully equipped, fireplaces and SaTV. Swimming at beach or heated pool. Hot tub, Gazebo, hiking and Xcountry ski trails, fishing, clam digging, bird watching. Rates $120-255. Open year round.
Tel: toll free 1 888 373-0339

Amherst & Truro

Both towns are convenient stop-overs on the way to us, and the last hubs before things get rural.

For guests who kayak with us, we are pleased to offer 20 % discounts at both, the Hampton Inn in Truro (book here for discount) and the Super 8 in Amherst (call 902-660-8888 with code LBNS).

NovaShores Guest Room

NovaShores Historic Property

NovaShores Cape Chignecto

NovaShores Guest Room, Advocate Harbour






Rates are subject to change.

Air BnB rentals are also available in the area.

– Places to Eat –

A selection of local places to dine in or purchase food supplies from.
Wild Caraway
Advocate Harbour, opposite the harbour
One of the best dining experiences in Nova Scotia.
Tel: 1-902-392-2889

Lightkeeper’s Kitchen and Guest House
The Lighthouse at Cape d’Or
Great meals, exceptional hospitality, stunning views.
Tel: 1-902-670-8314

Advocate Harbour RiteSTOP
Highway 209 “downtown” Advocate
Within walking distance from NovaShores. Go there for a down-home breakfast.
Tel: 1-902-392-2292

Black Rock Bistro
151 Main Street, Parrsboro
Cute bistro and wine bar. Local cuisine, local wines and craft beers.
Tel: 1-902-728-3006

– Other Things to See and Do –

Local Activities

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
Tel: 902-254-2510

Ottawa House Museum
1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro

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

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

Parrsboro Golf Club
984 Two Islands Rd., Parrsboro

Spirit Reins Ranch
432 Prospect Rd., Parrsboro


Driftwood Beach

Chignecto Beach
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