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“Watching Mother Nature show off” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spencer's Island

Spencer's Island
Bay of Fundy | Cumberland County, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“Watching Mother Nature show off”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

we stayed at the Old Shipyard Beach Campground, which was clean and good value, and got to spend a couple of days enjoying the scenery around Spencer Island.
We watched the immense tidal change as the water receded almost 200 meters back at low tide, revealing the rocky bed of what is otherwise the ocean.
A fascinating, completely unique place, well worth at least a few nights on any Nova Scotian itinerary.

Visited August 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“Nova Scotia's finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you want to experience the Maritimes in its raw, true, genuine state, this area is exactly what you need. I stayed in a 1-bedroom cabin at Spencer's Island (Old Shipyard Beach Campground), which was awesome. The rates are excellent for what you get - which is a fully equipped cabin on the beach, newly renovated, with a quaint just-like-home feel. The sunrise from your bedroom is the perfect way to wake up!! On-site there is a cute beach cafe, a Lighthouse museum and the monument for the ghost-ship Mary Celeste. Nearby in Advocate Harbour you get unique delicious dining at the Wild Caraway, and the Lighthouse at Cape D'or, and nova scotia's largest Provincial Park, Cape Chignecto. The people are SO nice, everyone waves and makes you feel like a local :) Heaven on earth and I was only there for one night! I will for sure be back again. Special thanks to the operators of the campground who greeted me by name and the friendly people in Advocate Harbour.

Visited August 2013
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New Brunswick
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“Breathtaking and quaint.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

You really need to visit the beautiful Spencer's Island and Advocate Harbour. It is so picturesque and lovely. There's so much history here.

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Halifax, Canada
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“Spencer's Island B&B bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Atmospheric circa-1860s home of one of the ghost ship Mary Celeste's builders. Furnished throughout with antiques original to the house. Delicious homemade waffles and blueberries for breakfast. Completely peaceful and quiet; well appointed bathrooms, and a second's walk from beautiful pebbled beach on the Bay of Fundy. Even our dog was made very welcome. We loved it!

Visited August 2012
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Amherst, Canada
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“Nova Scotia History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Bay of Fundy, need I say more? Fabulous pebble shore line as far as the eye can see. A postcard from every angle. Clean out house for public use.

Visited June 2012
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