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Where to Stay

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

Places to Eat

Discover scenic and award-winning places to eat in the area. Read More…

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, wifi. Rate $110.
Tel toll free 1-866-638-4118
seakayak@novashores.com

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
driftwoodparkretreat@ns.sympatico.ca

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
Email: capedor@hotmail.com

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
Email: esmackinnon1@gmail.com

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
Email  eatdrinkstay@wildcaraway.com

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$ 150 for 2 (July & August), CA$ 125 for 2 (May, June, Sept, Oct); CA$ 10 for each additional person.
Tel: 1-902-392-2544
Email: ADvacationhome@gmail.com

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
Email: noreenbob2000@yahoo.com

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.
1-902-392-2085 or 888-544-3434

Fundy Tides Campground
Patricia 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
Email: addacampground@gmail.com

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
Parrsboro
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

Spencer’s Island

Spencer’s Island B&B
Margaret Griebel
Spencer’s Beach Road
Spencer’s Island
Peaceful historic home near the beach and old historic lighthouse. Full breakfast. 2 rooms with private 3 pc-baths. Rates $75-85.
Tel: 1-902-392-2721
Email: margaretgriebel@gmail.com

Port Greville and Fox River

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
Email: ebbtide@telusplanet.net

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.,
Parrsboro
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
Email: mail@gillespiehouseinn.com

Evangelines Tower B&B
Monica Walsh & James Oatt
322 Main St,
Parrsboro
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.

Parrsboro
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.
Parrsboro
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
Ulrike Rockenbauer
2358 Western Ave.
Parrsboro
Victorian property close to downtown. One 2 bedroom suite with jacuzzi. 8 rooms with private 3 or 4-pc baths. Full breakfast.
Rates $99-169.
Tel 877-MAPLEIN  or 1-902-254-3735
office@mapleinn.ca

Riverview Cottages
Richard and Sandra Hunt
3575 Eastern Avenue
Parrsboro
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
email info@riverviewcottages.ca

The Sunshine Inn
4487-4489 Hwy 2
Parrsboro
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

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

Air BnB rentals are also available in the area.

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– 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
ageofsailmuseum.ca

Joggins Fossil Cliffs
100 Main Street, Joggins
jogginsfossilcliffs.net

Fundy Geological Museum
162 West Bay Road, Parrsboro
fundygeo.museum.gov.ns.ca

FORCE – Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy
1156 West Bay Road, Parrsboro
fundyforce.ca
Tel: 902-254-2510

Ottawa House Museum
1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro
ottawahousemuseum.ca
902-254-2376

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

Tysons’ Fine Minerals
114 Lamb’s Hill Rd. Parrsboro
tysons-minerals.com

Parrsboro Golf Club
984 Two Islands Rd., Parrsboro
parrsborogolf.ca

Spirit Reins Ranch
432 Prospect Rd., Parrsboro
spiritreinsranch.com

Beaches

Driftwood Beach
Advocate
Directions/Location

Chignecto Beach
West Advocate by the park
Directions/Location

Horseshoe Cove
on the road to Cape d’Or
Directions/Location

Spencer’s Island Beach
at Spencer’s Island
Directions/Location

Spicer’s Cove
near Eatonville & the Three Sisters
Directions/Location

Nova Shores Adventures

37 School Lane
Advocate Harbour
Nova Scotia
B0M 1A0, Canada