Prince Edward Island: Places to Explore


  • Basin Head

    This beach is noted for exquisite silvery sand that stretches northeast for miles, backed by high grassy dunes. The lovely sand beach has been "discovered," but it's still worth spending some time here... Read more

  • Bay Fortune

    The drive along Route 310 on the eastern shore is a tour through essential Prince Edward Island. Small wooded areas break up farm fields sloping away from the shore. Bays and rivers cut into the landscape... Read more

  • Borden-Carleton

    Once home port to the Marine-Atlantic car ferries, Borden-Carleton has, since 1997, been linked to the mainland via the Confederation Bridge. The 13-km (8-mi) behemoth spans the Northumberland Strait and... Read more

  • Brackley Beach

    Just outside Prince Edward Island National Park, Brackley Beach offers a variety of country-style accommodations and eating establishments. The town has a national park information service building about... Read more

  • Cavendish

    Cavendish is the most visited Island community outside Charlottetown, due to the heavy influx of visitors to Green Gables, Prince Edward Island National Park, and the variety of nearby amusement park-style... Read more

  • Charlottetown

    Prince Edward Island's oldest city, on an arm of the Northumberland Strait, is named for the stylish consort of King George III. The small city, peppered with gingerbread-clad Victorian houses and tree-shaded... Read more

  • Greenwich (P.E.I. National Park)

  • Malpeque Bay and around

    Oyster lovers may be quite familiar with the name Malpeque: the local bivalves are shipped the world over, though of course the freshest are found at PEI restaurants. It's said that one of the reasons they... Read more

  • Montague

    The business hub of eastern Prince Edward Island, Montague is a lovely small town that straddles the Montague River and serves as a departure point for seal-watching boat tours.... Read more

  • New London and Stanley Bridge

    This tiny picturesque fishing village overlooking New London Harbour is best known as the birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery. It's also home to several seasonal gift and crafts shops and a tea shop. The... Read more

  • North Cape

    The northwest point of Prince Edward Island, called North Cape, has a well-known lighthouse, but these days the windmills dotting the landscape are more prominent, looming in the fog or with blades flashing... Read more

  • O'Leary

    The center of Prince County is composed of a loose network of small towns; many are merely a stretch of road. In the tradition of their forebears, most of the local residents are farmers or fishermen and... Read more

  • Orwell

    The agricultural community of Orwell is noted for the farm country and its historic village.... Read more

  • Port Hill

    Port Hill was one of the many communities in the Tyne Valley that benefited from the shipbuilding boom of the 1800s: the era of tall-masted wooden schooners. Some beautifully restored 19th-century homes... Read more

  • Prince Edward Island National Park

  • Summerside

    Summerside, the second-largest city on PEI, has a beautiful waterfront area with a beach and boardwalk in the west end, and is well known for its lobster festival, though fine dining options are not easily... Read more

  • Tyne Valley

    The charming community of Tyne Valley has some of the finest scenery on the Island. Watch for fisherfolk standing in flat boats wielding rakes to harvest the famous Malpeque oysters. A gentle river flows... Read more

  • Victoria

    Victoria is a fishing village filled with antiques, art galleries, and handicrafts shops, but its real beauty is that it has retained its peace and integrity. The little shops and eateries are owned by... Read more

  • West Point

    At the southern tip of the western shore, West Point has a tiny community of about 700 residents, with a fishing harbor, windmills, and a beach.... Read more