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“Nova Scotia's finest”
Review of Spencer's Island

Spencer's Island
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nova Scotia's finest”
Reviewed 11 August 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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English first
New Brunswick
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Breathtaking and quaint.”
Reviewed 23 December 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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59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Spencer's Island B&B bliss”
Reviewed 14 August 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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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nova Scotia History”
Reviewed 27 July 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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Riverview, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“a new favorite summer place”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Found it by accident,and have booked to camp there later in 2012.Just so scenic and peaceful - -a little bit of heaven.

Visited August 2011
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