The community's economy is tied to the seasonal industries of fishing and tourism. The scenic Cape d'Or Lighthouse and Cape Chignecto Provincial Park are popular local attractions. Due to the extreme tidal range in this area it is also a well known sea kayaking destination. The coastal erosion creates sea stacks, caves and arches that make for a unique experience. A very long rocky beach is popular for beachcombers for its massive amounts of driftwood. The community is featured on the Fundy Shore Ecotour.
Low-lying parts of the community are protected by a seawall which was damaged by a storm in 2008. Some residents are prepared for 72 hours of isolation in the event of a storm that breaches the seawall, with supplies of food and bottled water. As of 2012, the seawall has been repaired and reinforced by construction crews. The reinforcements of the seawall are several piles of very large boulders within tidal range, and the seawall itself is reinforced with medium sized boulders of the same nature.
- Advocate & District Development Association
- Google map of Advocate
- Photographs of the Oldest Settled Communities plaque, Advocate Harbour
- Photographs of The Sea In Our History, Advocate Harbour
- The Canadian Encyclopedia Cape d'Or Lighthouse
- Nova Scotia Community Counts: 2011 Statistical Profile. Compare 2006 population at 865: 2006 Statistical Profile
- "Government of Canada to Rebuild the Advocate Harbour Seawall". Department of Fisheries and Oceans. February 24, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
- Wagstaff, Andrew (October 6, 2011). "Being prepared for the worse". The Citizen-Record (Colchester County, Nova Scotia).
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