Points East Coastal Drive offers visitors a chance to get away from it all while feeling a bit like they’ve finally come home. Discover the magic of Eastern Prince Edward Island and lose yourself in the serenity of unspoiled land and charming rural communities that are safe, friendly and easy to get to.
There is no lack of things to do in the region, and the Points East Coastal Drive will guide you to just about all of them. The area is home to a dozen golf courses, including three world-class greens, making it a true golfer’s paradise.
Beach bums will be thrilled to experience the singing sands of Basin Head Provincial Park beach, a nine-mile stretch of magnificent white sands named the Best Beach in Canada by travel website vacay.ca. And with over 50 beaches dotting the coastline of the Points East drive, you can spend every day of your vacation discovering a new slice of heaven.
A trip along the Points East Coastal drive would not be complete without a visit to the Greenwich site of PEI National Park. The spectacular parobolic dune system rises above white-sand beaches and acts as a stunning backdrop to an extensive trail system that includes a floating boardwalk. Rent a bicycle and hit the trails to see the natural diversity of the area first-hand.
More authentic PEI adventures await as you immerse yourself in all the region has to offer. Spend a day on the water to test out your sea legs and fishing skills. There are chartered boat tours, giant bar clam digs, and deep-sea fishing expeditions available for everything from lobster to Bluefin Tuna – history buffs can even relive a day in the life of 1730s cod fisherman! Or rent a kayak to get the best views of one of six lighthouses open to the public.
Looking for something unique? Shop for locally-made souvenirs, create and design your sea glass jewelry piece or take a silversmith lesson and make a special keepsake of your Island vacation. Each town and community has an abundance of artisan shops.
Kids will love the miniature village made of a kaleidoscope of recycled bottles, the pint-sized railway and the corn maze located throughout the area, while adults may want to spend a day touring the region’s numerous distilleries and craft beer breweries where they can taste Island wine, beer, vodka and even moonshine!
Later on, get dressed up for a romantic dinner, which is likely to come straight from the farmer’s field and the fisherman’s boat, followed by a night at a small-town theatre.
Come discover the Points East Coastal drive, and you may even rediscover yourself!
Insider’s Tip: The Points East Coastal Drive has more than 50 phenomenal beaches so close to one another you’d swear they were all one. There is nothing else like it in Canada. Accessible beaches, natural and wild beaches, family recreational beaches, beaches for strolling and beaches rich with natural history and cultural heritage. Highlighted by Canadian favourites such as the joyous Singing Sands, the breathtaking Greenwich Sand Dunes, Panmure Island, Boughton Island and Lakeside Cove.