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The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or

1 Cape d'Or Road, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia B0M 1A0 Canada
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Advocate Harbour
A unique oceanside dining and overnight accommodation facility located on the rugged shore of the Bay of Fundy. If you are looking for shopping malls, knick knacks or urban style night life then come for a day visit and keep on truckin' as we are none of the above. We offer a place to unwind and enjoy what the Bay of Fundy has to offer. Open May - November
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heathermci wrote a review Nov. 2019
California446 contributions66 helpful votes
We spent three nights at the Cape d’or lighthouse in early October. The bedroom itself, met our basic needs and was comfortable enough, as was the ensuite bathroom. In fact, the shower water remained hot, even when there were 6 guests in the home, using water at the same time one morning. There is a shared living area, which has a refrigerator, toaster oven, utensils, and sink. There is no TV and Wifi is a bit spotty, BUT the views of the Bay of Fundy, the cliffs, the lighthouse, and moon lit nights, were spectacular and a photographer’s dream. There is no longer a working fog horn at the lighthouse, but do bring eye shades if you are sensitive to light at night, as the light house light continues in use. We also learned that the best way to reach Darcy, who runs the lighthouse guest home, is by text messaging, and you will need to know how to get into the guest home if he is not there upon arrival. He was very friendly and hospitable when we met him, as well as his helper, and very responsive when I asked for another pillow, and suggestions for places to do laundry. The drive up to the lighthouse is about 7 kilometers, on a dirt road, which does have a few steep areas. We would suggest parking in the lot at the end of the road, packing light, and walking down to the guest home and lighthouse, as the road from the parking lot to the lighthouse is a steep and rocky, and there is one area that does not have guard rails. We would also recommend eating at the lighthouse at least one night, if dinner is available {it is not served every night}. Darcy is a gourmet cook, and all meals (including breakfast) were outstanding. Breakfast included the best coffee in all of our 3-week Canada trip. There are also some lovely hiking trails in the area. A highly recommended place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: We were in room #3, facing the lighthouse. All rooms have an en suite bathroom.
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Barbara O wrote a review Aug. 2019
Lewiston, Maine528 contributions172 helpful votes
This time, we were in room 3 and enjoyed the waterfront view. It pays to book far in advance because rooms tend to fill up early in the summer. As if the views and the quiet were not enough, it’s worth the visit for the meals alone. This time, we selected the Thai curry with scallops and it was delicious. Breakfast is also excellent, with a fine selection of herbal teas as well as coffee.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Donna F wrote a review Jul. 2019
South Bend, Indiana17 contributions7 helpful votes
We loved it here! You will drive on a gravel road to get to it, then walk down a rocky path. The walk is not too tough even for over 60 year olds like us! We met the waitress who was biking down the hill as we arrived. Views are spectacular. If you stay like we did you will see the change in tides of the Bay of Fundy. The dinner was fantastic! We had salmon with rhubarb crisp for dessert. All was soooo delicious. The owner and chef went out of his way to accommodate all my dietary issues. As night fell the sunset was breathtaking, and the quiet oneness with nature on the coast was fantastic. We slept in the lighthouse keepers quarters. They were clean and simple fitting in with the atmosphere. Perfect. There are 4 rooms each with a private bath. We only reserved one. Definitely recommend staying here. A great experience!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Susan M wrote a review Jul. 2019
Fairfax, Virginia28 contributions3 helpful votes
When I read about the Lighthouse and Cape d'Or, I was hooked and was so pleased to confirm two nights in late June. Getting there is an adventure and part of the allure. Advocate Harbour, the nearest village, is pretty remote, but the inn even more so. You turn off the main road to a gravel road and travel about 6 km. At the end of that road you park and walk down to the inn, lighthouse and amazing views. The owner, Darcy, is a wonderful cook and we had two great meals while there. He is also a fascinating raconteur , telling great stories about the area and his life. We loved meeting and eating with our fellow guests. I highly recommend the Lighthouse at Cape d'Or!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
OntarioSafari wrote a review Jul. 2019
Ontario13 contributions15 helpful votes
We 6, daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren under the age of 10, were at the Lighthouse for 2 nights over the May long weekend. We were very lucky to have had the whole Lighthouse Keeper's House to ourselves. It would have been difficult to have youngsters if the accommodations had to be shared. Magnificent views and very relaxing and quiet. Great place to also appreciate the force of the tides.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or
Which popular attractions are close to The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or?
Nearby attractions include Cape d'Or Lighthouse (2.3 km) and Spencer's Island (4.4 km).
What food & drink options are available at The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wild Caraway, The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or, and Hook and Anchor.
Does The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.