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Sail into Adventure: 5 Must-Visit Nautical Spots on Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is a hidden gem in the Canadian Maritimes, offering visitors breathtaking scenery, rich history, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Whether you're a nature lover, a beach bum, or an adrenaline junkie, there's something for everyone on this beautiful island. Read on as I highlight 5 must-visit nautical spots on Prince Edward Island that are worth exploring.

North Cape Coastal Drive - A Scenic Journey with a Purpose

Take a scenic drive along the northern coast of Prince Edward Island and be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This scenic drive is a popular spot for whale watching and offers visitors the chance to spot a variety of marine life, including porpoises, seals, and eagles. When the tide is low, (check tide times here) take a walk out on the reef that was formed over 400 million years ago. The reef is composed of red sandstone, a type of sedimentary rock and is the longest natural rock reef in North America. The rock formations have been shaped by the forces of wind and water over time, creating the unique and striking reef formations that can be seen today.

The reef is home to a diverse range of marine life, including sea urchins, starfish, crabs, and various species of fish. Some times you can see and hear the seal pups.

But the North Cape Coastal Drive is not just a scenic journey. Visitors can also visit the North Cape Wind Energy Interpretive Centre to learn about the island's commitment to renewable energy and its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The centre offers interactive displays and educational programs that explain the science behind wind energy and its importance for our planet.

Panmure Island Provincial Park - A Perfect Day Out

If you're looking for a perfect day out, head to Panmure Island Provincial Park on the eastern shore of Prince Edward Island. This park is a popular spot for swimming, fishing, and picnicking and offers visitors stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Visitors can also take a guided tour of the island's lighthouses, including the Panmure Island Lighthouse, which dates back to 1854. This historic lighthouse is a symbol of the island's maritime heritage and offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of the lighthouse keepers who once lived there.

Brackley-Duneness-Stanhope Beach - A Nature Lovers Paradise

This beautiful stretch of beach is located on the north shore of Prince Edward Island and is one of the Island's most popular spots for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing. The beach is surrounded by rolling dunes and is a great place for nature walks, offering visitors a chance to explore the island's diverse flora and fauna.

Whether you're looking to relax on the beach or take a nature walk, Brackley-Duneness-Stanhope Beach is a nature lover's paradise.

Basin Head Provincial Park - A Stunning Sandy Beach

Located on the eastern shore of Prince Edward Island, Basin Head Provincial Park is known for its stunning sandy beach and crystal-clear waters. Visitors can swim in the "singing sands" and explore the park's many nature trails.

The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including seals, eagles, and ospreys, making it a great place for birdwatching.

Covehead Harbour - A Picturesque Destination

This picturesque harbour is located on the north shore of Prince Edward Island and is a popular spot for boating, fishing, and picnicking. Visitors can also take a stroll along the harbour's boardwalk and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside.

Whether you're looking to rent a boat and explore the surrounding waters or simply relax and soak up the scenery, Covehead Harbour is a must-visit destination on Prince Edward Island.

These are just a few of the many nautical spots worth visiting around Prince Edward Island. Whether you're interested in scenic drives, beaches, or boating, there's something for everyone on this beautiful island. So, pack your bags and head to Prince Edward Island for a vacation you'll never forget!

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