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Cape d'Or
...a lightkeeper's paradise...

Cape d'Or is one of the most photograhed places in Nova Scotia.  A lighthouse on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the beautiful Bay of Fundy.  With accommodations available in the former lightkeeper’s house and a small restaurant and you have the recipe for an awesome vacation.

The road down to the lighthouse is quite steep and scattered with large rocks so you can’t drive down. It is not the easiest of roads to walk but the view at the end is well worth the trek.  Don’t let it stop you, go for it!

It was raining quite heavily the day that I visited Cape d'Or. I debated with myself whether to bother with the steep downhill walk since it was raining so hard.  I decided to go for it and got my gear together to make the trek in the hope that I would be able to see something and take some pictures.

I am so glad that I did.  The rain eased a bit and it was fabulous.  After all, this is one of the reasons why lighthouses were used.....to guide mariners in the fog and rain.  This is a beautiful place whether in the sun, rain or fog.  There is even a place to stay and have a bite to eat.

I roamed around the cliffs and took tons of photos.  I couldn't get enough of this place.  The view of the Bay of Fundy was spectacular.  I can image how beautiful it must be on a sunny day. 

Unfortunately, I could not get down to the beach but it must be wonderful to wander here.  Untouched and raw is what I call it!  There appears to be a cave not far which would be an adventure to explore at low tide

Where is Cape d'Or?

Cape d’Or is in the community of Advocate Harbour along the upper part of the Bay of Fundy.  It is about 3 hours from Halifax and 1.5 hours from Amherst.  Check out my map below to see the exact location.  I suggest you use google maps to determine you best route.

Visitor Services

The lighthouse keepers residence at Cape d'Or is open for booking.  It is a simple accommodations but the view is outstanding.  There is also a restaurant which prides itself in serving local foods. Highly recommended to call in advance at 902-670-8314.

Advocate Harbour has a post office, gas station, general store, a few accommodations options, and the Wild Caraway Restaurant.  Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is next door as well which offers amazing camping and hiking adventures.


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