Points East Coastal Drive
The Points East Coastal Drive explores the eastern area of Prince Edward Island, and is easily accessed by vehicle ferry from Pictou, Nova Scotia to Wood Island; and from the TCH #1 at Borden-Carleton, leading through Charlottetown to Wood Island (from the Confederation Bridge crossing, from New Brunswick).
This area is most famous for it’s fabulous beaches – from the spectacular dunes at Greenwich – to the ‘Singing Sands’ at Basin Head – and the expansive beach at Panmure Island; the dramatic sunrises over the ocean; and the popular ferry crossing to Pictou, Nova Scotia and the ferry to the Isles de Madeleine from Souris.
Explore the museums and lighthouses all along this coast, from the Wood Islands Lighthouse and Interpretive Center at the ferry terminal, to the East Point Lighthouse and Welcome Center at the most northern tip. The Panmure Island Lighthouse offers fantastic views of the expansive beach.
At Greenwich, the PEI National Park features some of the most spectacular dunes on the island and at Kingsboro stroll the ‘Singing Sands’ at the Basin Head Provincial Park.
Souris is your ferry port for visiting the Isles de Madelaine, and the Georgetown and Brudenell areas are popular for their golf courses. Montague features PEI’s oldest museum and nearby in Orwell one can visit the Buffaloland Provincial Park, with an 100-acre enclosure where buffalo graze.