Prince Edward Island is known for its natural beauty and one of the best ways to experience it is by walking The Island Walk route!
Here are 10 bucket list-worthy views to see while completing The Island Walk.
1. Cavendish Beach
This stunning beach is part of Prince Edward Island’s National Park,. It is located on the north shore of PEI and features rolling dunes, golden sand and blue waters. It’s the perfect place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. You can visit Cavendish Beach while walking between waypoints 16-17.
2. Gulf of St. Lawrence
I When walking between waypoints 10 – 11, you’ll enjoy a peaceful walk beside the Gulf of St. Lawrence. If you are looking to take in more of the Islander rich history, make a detour into the community of Tignish to visit the spectacular St. Simon & Jude Church, which is the single largest church on Prince Edward Island, measuring 185 feet high.
3. Victoria Park
This park is located in downtown Charlottetown and features beautiful gardens, walking trails, and stunning views of the city and the harbour. It’s the perfect spot to grab an ice cream cone and sit and watch the boats go by after a day of walking. Visit this park when you walk waypoints 32 -1.
4. North Rustico Beach
This beautiful beach is located on the north shore of PEI and is known for its stunning sunsets and peaceful atmosphere. North Rustico Beach is a part of the Prince Edward Island National Park, and is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of walking. Visit this beach when you walk from waypoints 16 – 17.
5. Confederation Bridge
The largest bridge to span over ice-covered water, the Confederation Bridge connects Prince Edward Island to mainland Canada and offers stunning views of the Northumberland Strait. And if you’re looking to get an icon PEI picture, head to the lighthouse located below the bridge to get a photo under the heart PEI sign. You can do this while you walk between waypoints 2-3.
6. Basin Head Provincial Park
This park is located on the eastern end of PEI along the south shore. The pure white sand of the area is geologically unique. Because it actually “sings” when stepped on due to its high silica content, the beach is nicknamed “the Singing Sands”. Basin Head prides itself on its decommissioned harbour where many tourists hold their breath as they jump from the wharf or the bridge into the deep blue current even though it’s strictly prohibited. Visit this attraction when you walk between waypoints 23 -24.
7. Point Prim Lighthouse
This historic lighthouse is located on the south shore of PEI and offers stunning views of the Northumberland Straight and the surrounding countryside. Visit this spot when you walk between waypoints 29 – 30.
8. North Cape
This scenic area is located on the northwestern tip of PEI and offers stunning views of the ocean and the rugged coastline. Take a stroll through the Baywalk Boardwalk, which runs along the waterfront and intersects with the provincial Confederation Trail at different points. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the North Cape Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the province and a well-known landmark. You can find it between waypoints 9 – 10.
9. Murray Harbour
This charming fishing village is located on the eastern end of PEI and offers beautiful views of the harbour and the surrounding countryside. If you decide to walk between the months of May and June you will be able to watch lobster fishers come in and out of the wharf with their daily catches. Visit this spot when you walk between waypoints 28 – 29.
10. Panmure Island
This beautiful island is located off the eastern end of PEI and is known for its sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. While you’re there, you must visit the Panmure Head Lighthouse which has been a symbol of the local fishing and farming community of Panmure Island for over 150 years. Experience this while walking between waypoints 28 – 29.
These ten bucket-list worthy views are just a few of the many incredible sights you’ll see along the way. Needless to say, completing The Island Walk is a fantastic way to experience all the amazing views that Prince Edward Island has to offer.