Points East Coastal Drive

Cultural experiences and activities are abundant in eastern PEI.

The eastern end of the Island offers its own brand of “Down East” culture and experiences that include theatre, Ceilidhs, artisans, museums, six lighthouses open to the public, and over "50 Phenomenal Beaches". Here, you can also explore the history of the Island’s vanished railway, bike the Confederation Trail, fish for giant Bluefin tuna or learn how to dig bar clams or tong for oysters. Experience artisans and craftspersons at work in beautiful coastal towns. If you plan to take the ferry from Nova Scotia to PEI, the Points East Coastal Drive is where you’ll arrive. Download our free mobile app.

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Basin Head Fisheries Museum

Situated on the bluff overlooking the Northumberland Strait, Basin Head Fisheries Museum tells the story of PEI's historic inshore fishery with all new displays and exhibits. Visit the Cannery. Wander the boardwalk and stroll along the magnificent white "singing" sands. Discover the Sun, Sand and Surf gift shop on the boardwalk. Also located onsite is The Scoop for ice cream treats and cold drinks, and there are beach services and a children's play village.