Hi. My husband and I will be docked in Charlottetown for one day while on a cruise. If we rent a car, where is the best drive to enjoy Fall colours on our way to see red sands (either beaches or cliffs)? Much appreciated.

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Heather Millar
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Jennifer Ballem

General Island

Hi Heather!

So nice to hear that you will be visiting our beautiful Island in the fall.

Prince Edward Island’s blend of farm, forest and sea attracts visitors from all across the globe. Many come to enjoy the Island’s scenery, hospitality, and way of life. The autumn season has become especially popular for those who enjoy the Island charm during the harvest season.

The rolling terrain of Red Sands Shore region is a perfect place for you to explore red sand beaches, cliffs and to view some spectacular scenery. You can admire the changing leaves from the many walking trails. But there are a few choices that you’ll get an “un-be-leaf-able” photo opportunity. Unpaved Heritage Roads wind behind farm fields an offer a vision of the Island’s landscape.

One of the best spots to see our red cliffs is Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site site near Charlottetown, which has great lookout points of The Charlottetown Harbor and pretty trails lined with lighthouses. Another spot to see our red cliffs, would be Argyle Shore Provincial Park, which would also allow you to take a stroll on one of our beautiful red sand beaches, but be sure to check the tide schedule.

Last, but not least! It wouldn't be a complete visit to Prince Edward Island without checking out our capital city, so I suggest that you spend some of your day in Charlottetown. With a laid back atmosphere, it's a great place to learn more about our history. Whether you take a stroll along the waterfront boardwalk, visit Victoria Park, the elegant Beaconsfield Historic House or the pedestrian only Victoria Row, Charlottetown will definitely be a highlight for you.

I hope this has been some help for you. If you need any more information please feel free to contact us again.