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Touring Regions

North Cape Coastal Drive | Green Gables Shore
Red Sands Shore | CharlottetownPoints East Coastal Drive

Our website includes a full description of the unique aspects of each region... read them all! When you are searching for accommodations, campgrounds, and things to do, and you can search by region.

Panmure Island; photo by Alan Deveau
Panmure Island
BECAUSE OF its irregular shape and many bays and inlets, Prince Edward Island has a long coastline. It has communities with unique flavour, and secret treasures tucked away and quietly awaiting discovery. One wonderful option for exploring our jagged coastline and charming communities is to follow our three coastal drives. North Cape Coastal Drive - Brimming with Mi’kmaq culture, Acadian music and theatre, and museums devoted to potatoes, silver foxes, and shipbuilding. You’ll find the Wind Energy Interpretive Centre, the College of Piping, and houses made of glass bottles. You can sleep in a lighthouse! Central Coastal Drive - Fun-filled Cavendish and so much more: spectacular views along Route 20, the classic fishing port at Sea View; photo by Paul Baglole
Scenic Drives
Rustico Harbour, shops and dining at Gateway Village at the foot of the Confederation Bridge and quaint Victoria-by-the-Sea. Points East Coastal Drive - Don’t miss the rare dune system at Greenwich or the bayside community of St. Peters. This is the land of breathtaking beaches, lively ceilidhs and lighthouses. Watch for eagles and seals, and if you can fit it in–scenic Montague, the winery at Little Sands and Orwell Corner Historic Village.

Say, for example, that you plan to spend three nights staying in Summerside. Summerside is in the North Cape Coastal Drive region, so if you select that region when searching, you'll find restaurants, things to do and festivals and events that are in the general area. Simple!

 PEI's three-part touring program

The cresent shape of the Island lends itself well to the this three-part touring program.
When touring each region, follow the DRIVE signs to discover the Island's coastal treasures.