Central Coastal Drive
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.
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.