Suggested driving Itinerary & stops – Charlottetown - Orwell Corner Historic Village or Roma at Three Rivers National Historic Site - Point Prim Lighthouse – the fishing village of Murray Harbour – Georgetown - Cape Bear Lighthouse - Montague - East Point Lighthouse - Greenwich - St. Peter’s to Morell.
The Points East Coastal Drive is a journey through island life. You will experience the beautiful, and Georgetown. enchanting coastline with its charming towns and 50 beaches waiting to be explored! Relax on one of these serene stretches while you take in all that nature has offered - including some incredible scenery like miles upon miles full-force waves crashing against unforgiving rocks or pristine headlands framed by blue skies above.
Eastern PEI is rich in history and culture, with natural splendor that will surprise you. If possible, spend at least one week getting to know more about this beautiful island destination- or just enjoy the time spent exploring on your own!
The route is a haven for foodies with its fresh seafood, local produce and warm service. You can enjoy quaint beachside fish shacks or indulge in specialty trucks while you tour around the area before deciding on your next location to dine at one of many genre restaurants that line this stretch!
Make sure to visit the fishing village of Murray Harbour, beautiful Montague, Georgetown and Cape Bear Lighthouse and Marconi Station. A Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station was built adjacent to the Cape Bear Lighthouse in 1905. On the night of April 14, 1912, Bartlett received the first distress signal in Canada from the Titanic as it was sinking off the coast of Newfoundland.
The Greenwich section of Prince Edward Island National Park is home to some rare natural phenomenon in North America. The large and mobile parabolic dunes are an example, as well as evidence that humans thrived here up until 10 thousand years ago is exhibited at the Interpretation Centre. The Centre showcases exhibits of this ancient people’s carving skills on stone tools with deep meaning for today’s Native Americans.
The Myriad View Artisan Distillery, PEI’s first distillery demonstrates the island tradition of making moonshine, which was once illegal but now has been embraced. Take a tour of this Rollo Bay distillery and sample (or even better bring home) its small-batch spirits (gin, rum, vodka, pastis, brandy, whisky, and moonshine), aged in 100 percent Canadian oak. In summer, you can get to taste the limited-quality Strait Shine; it’s aged in whisky barrels and hand-picked PEI dandelions are added for flavour.
Visit Point Prim Lighthouse, PEI’s first and oldest lighthouse. It was built in 1845 to provide a guiding beacon into Charlottetown Harbour. You can picnic on the grounds of this historic site and peek inside the Keeper’s Cottage gift shop, with its exhibits of the lighthouse’s history plus memorabilia and crafts you can buy.
A great place to spend overnight would be Inn at Bay Fortune, PEI’s only 5 star inn in the town of seaside town of Souris.
Overnight at the Inn at bay Fortune in Souris.