Before automation, two lighthouse keepers manned the light on rocky Cape d'Or, and their cottages have been transformed into a small inn with unparalleled views of the Minas Basin. Guest rooms are basic and only one has an en suite bath, but there's a welcoming common area with a breakfast bar, books, games, and a small refrigerator, and there's an excellent restaurant on-site (closed Wednesday). Although getting here is challenging—follow the road (locally known as
the Cape Road) off Highway 209 from Advocate Harbour, then park and walk down a steep gravel path (locally known as the Road to Whistle)—the wild beauty repays your effort.
Off Hwy. 209, 6 km (4 miles) from Advocate Harbour, Cape d'Or, Nova Scotia, B0M 1A0, Canada