Points East Coastal Drive



For 375 km (233 miles), the Points East Coastal Drive traces the shoreline of tranquil Kings County on the east end of PEI. The route passes forests, farms, fishing villages, and (in early summer, at least) fields of blue, white, pink, and purple lupines that slope down to red cliffs and blue sea. Championship golf courses are also in abundant supply. Ditto for lighthouses and long beaches; among these, Basin Head and the Greenwich section of Prince Edward Island National Park stand out. Accessible by car from other parts of the province, the Points East Coastal Drive can also be reached via ferry from Nova Scotia.

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