The Points East Coastal Drive explores the eastern area of Prince Edward Island, and is easily accessed by vehicle ferry from Pictou, Nova Scotia, docking at Wood Island, PEI.
If you entered on the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick, take the TCH #1 from Borden-Carleton, leading through Charlottetown and onward to Wood Island.
This area is most famous for it’s fabulous beaches – from the spectacular dunes at Greenwich – to the ‘Singing Sands’ at Basin Head – and the expansive beach at Panmure Island and the dramatic sunrises over the ocean. This area features the popular ferry crossing to Pictou, Nova Scotia from Wood Island and the ferry to the Isles de Madeleine from Souris.
Explore the museums and lighthouses all along this coast, beginning at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and Interpretive Center at the ferry terminal, to the East Point Lighthouse and Welcome Center at the most northern tip. The Panmure Island Lighthouse offers fantastic views of the expansive beach and the Point Prim Lighthouse is PEI’s oldest built in 1845 and a National Historic Site.
At Greenwich, the PEI National Park features some of the most spectacular dunes on the island and at Kingsboro stroll the ‘Singing Sands’ at the Basin Head Provincial Park.
Other attractions include the Orwell Corner Historic Village, Orwell; the Basin Head Fisheries Museum near Kingsboro, the Elmira Railway Museum & Miniature Railway, the Roma at Three Rivers National Historic Site near Brudenell and the Buffaloland Provincial Park, with an 100-acre enclosure where buffalo graze at Montague.
The Georgetown and Brudenell areas are popular for their golf courses.