The Central Coastal Drive – One Drive, Two Shores
The Central Coastal Drive takes visitors along the dune lined coast of the north and the red sand cliffs of the south and through all the pastoral landscape in between.
Red Sands Shore
If you traveled across the Confederation Bridge on your way to PEI, you arrived in the Red Sands Shore area. This area is named for the red sand and soil that make up its cliffs, tide pool beaches and heritage roads.
Here Island arts and heritage really get hands-on.You can take lessons in building sandcastles, “throw your first pot” or become a chocolatier in the seaside artisan village of Victoria by the Sea.
Discover cultural artifacts such as a 10,000 year-old spear point, visit a restored one-room schoolhouse and one of PEI’s oldest lighthouses. Explore the grounds and remnants of PEI’s first permanent European settlement, The Port-la-Joye – Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada. Enjoy live theatre, music, and storytelling at one of the Island’s most intimate theatres, the Victoria Playhouse. Discover the fine art, jewelry, pottery, weaving, woodcraft and glasswork of the artists of Red Sands Shore. The less travelled coastline provides perfect cycling for all ages.