Let us suggest a few tourist attractions within 30 minutes of us. No need to go far for adventure!
Take a drive. . .
Chelton Beach Provincial Park
Open mid-June to mid-September
Located off route 10 from Bedeque. Chelton Beach is a day use park featuring playground equipment, supervised beach, showers, flush toilets and canteen. Pets are permitted on leash.
Chelton Beach Provincial Park is located within the Red Sands Shore touring region.
Anne of Green Gables
The story of Anne of Green Gables was inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s time in this region. You may visit her modest birthplace in New London, or one of the family summer homes at either the MacNeill homestead in Cavendish or Silver Bush in Park Corner. Most famous of all, of course, is Green Gables. This former farm belonging to LM Montgomery’s relatives is now part of the LM Montgomery National Historic Site as it was the inspiration for her most famous novel, Anne of Green Gables.
Also in Cavendish, you can visit Avonlea Village to get a taste of what it was like to live in Anne’s time on PEI over 100 years ago.
8779 Route 6
The Bottle Houses
Over 25 000 recycled bottles ingeniously cemented together to create the Bottle Houses, a must-see tourist attraction situated in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island. They were built by the late Édouard T. Arsenault. He gave birth to these houses after having received a postcard of a glass castle from his daughter in 1979, an attraction she had visited on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. That same summer, he started collecting bottles from his community, mostly from a local restaurant, community dance halls, friends, relatives and neighbours.
He spent the winter in the basement of his home, cleaning bottles, removing labels and dreaming of his project. In the spring of 1980, at the age of 66, he began his construction, a mere hobby yet. As his six-gabled structure was taking form, visitors started coming in. Impressed by his work, they encouraged him to continue and to advertise it as a tourist attraction. And so, in 1981, the first Bottle House was open to the public.
From 1980 to the spring of 1984, he cleverly cemented over 25,000 bottles of various shapes, sizes and colours, into three fantasy-like buildings.
Address: 6891 Route 11, Cap-Egmont, on the North Cape Coastal Drive, in the midst of La Région Évangéline, approximately twenty-five kilometers west of Summerside and 40 minutes from the Confederation Bridge. GPS N46 24.120; W64 06.104
Cavendish Beach & Area
Miles of sand dunes, barrier islands, sandstone cliffs, wetlands, and forests. The beaches of Cavendish are part of Prince Edward Island National Park. The Park offers walking trails and fascinating interpretive programs on beach ecology, geology, evolution, wildlife, and archaeology. The road through the park leads you to a choice of many access points to the beach which offer a safe place to park and walkways to the water, with supervised beach and swimming area.
Grandpa's Antique Photo Studio
Celebrating 32 years of old-time photo fun! Antique photos are finished in "old-time sepia, black-and-white or colour". Visit their free Rogues' Gallery and, after selecting a theme, choose from a large collection of "quick-change" costumes, hats, and props. They'll do the rest! Within seconds be transformed into characters from the Old West, Roaring Twenties, or Victorian era. It's quick, affordable, and fun.
Late June to Labour Day, 10 am-10 pm; shoulder season, 11 am-6 pm, (or otherwise posted).
8936 Cavendish Road
Coast To Coast Greens
It's no small feat when Canada's smallest province becomes Canada's Number One Golf Destination, but this tiny province has earned the distinction twice in a row.
From the air, Prince Edward Island might appear to be one giant golf course; rolling greens, sand and water traps alternating with woodlots. From there it just gets better. Plan your vacation around the more than 33 Island courses, keeping in mind that, for real golf fans, it is possible to play more than one course per day. But for those who want to kick back between golf rounds, remember that Prince Edward Island is the perfect spot!
Shining Waters Fun Park
PEI's fun-filled place to play! Explore 36 acres of family fun including over 40 attractions. Take the plunge down one of our four large water slides or splash around in Turtle Cove, our children's splash pool, including the exciting Turtle Twister slide. Enjoy the live and animated animals in our authentic barn. Be sure to visit the Mirror Maze, Buccaneer Bay and the Topsy-Turvy Cabin on your visit as well. Canteen facilities, rental barbecues and numerous picnic areas available. Visit www.shiningwaterspei.com for admission rates, ride restrictions and other information.
8885 Cavendish Road
Some information and pictures on tourist attractions taken from Tourism PEI website