Central Coastal Drive

Central Coastal Drive

Central Coastal Drive Green Gables Shore - top Red Sands Shore - bottom

Central Coastal Drive
Green Gables Shore – top
Red Sands Shore – bottom

 

RedSands

Red Sands Shore

Named for the sands colour along it’s coastline, the Red Sands Shore encompasses the lower middle of the island, along the Northumberland Strait. From the Confederation Bridge at Borden-Carleton, you are only less than a half hour to Summerside, or about 45 minutes to the capital city of Charlottetown.

This coastline is most noted for it’s fresh seafood, shopping, views of the Confederation Bridge, vibrant and historical Charlottetown and the Fort Amherst Historic Site, directly across the harbour.

In Charlottetown, where the Fathers of Confederation met in 1864 to plan the creation of Canada, you can visit several historical sites. The downtown area is busy with local talent performing at pubs and lounges, and in the summer hosts several festivals. The Red Shores Racetrack & Casino is located at the Charlottetown Driving Park and features live and simulcast horse racing, slots, poker and dining.

You'll ride by potato farms throughout the island, with a few fields of bright yellow canola breaking the green landscape

You’ll ride by potato farms throughout the island, with a few fields of bright yellow canola breaking the green landscape

 

Capital city of Charlottetown

Capital city of Charlottetown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GreenGables

Green Gables Shore

The Green Gables Shore extends through the middle of the island from the Red Sands Shores to the upper coastline, along the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This area is most famous for the legendary and lovable Anne of Green Gables, and the fabulous beach areas of the Prince Edward Island National Park at Cavendish and Dalvay-by-the-Sea.

A tourism destination for decades, you’ll find shopping, amusement rides, go-kart rentals, a dragway and lots of water sport activities along the primarily whiter sand beaches. There are lots of lighthouses and secluded harbours to explore, golf courses to conquer, and a wide variety of accommodations and restaurants to suit any budget. Remember fresh seafood is abundant everywhere with Lobster Suppers offered in several locations. This shore is also the home of the world famous Malpeque Oyster.

PEI National Park at Cavendish entrance

PEI National Park at Cavendish entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring along the Green Gables Shore

Exploring along the Green Gables Shore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Places to Eat, Stay & Play