Taste the Coast

Plan Your Trip

Plan your trip around our coast; eat fresh seafood and produce, enjoy our one-of-a-kind attractions. Spend a day at a music festival and rest at night at any of our welcoming bed-and-breakfasts, cottages, inns or motels. Lay your head down in a room overlooking the water –  in a rustic cabin or at a working lighthouse inn!

In Summerside, the gateway to the North Cape Coastal Drive, you can enjoy daily events and musical entertainment. Visit our museums, theatres and cultural centers for stories of our region that will fascinate you.

Our itineraries were designed to ensure you make the most of your day in the North Cape Coastal Region with some of the best Genuine Coastal Experiences in Western P.E.I.

The Winding Coastal Roads

Follow the winding roads around our coast to find the quirky and unique attractions of the North Cape Coastal Drive.  You’ll see magnificent capes and beaches that run for miles and miles.  We have one-of-a-kind attractions and experiences that showcase our cultures, traditions and cuisine. We have renowned museums and iconic lighthouses as well as Acadian râpure, seaweed pie and potato fudge.  Investigate our little communities and you’ll find the hidden gems.

Golfing

Along the way, as you plan your trip, you might want to catch a round of golf or two. North Cape Coastal Region has two fantastic golf courses up west that offer water features and challenging design elements that make play a pleasure.

History and Museums

Learn more about the people of the western side of the Island. Come explore the cultures that give us our unique outlook on life. Visit our interpretive centers where you’ll learn more about our shipbuilding and fox-raising heritage. Be inspired by the dazzling architecture of churches such as  Our Lady of Mont-Carmel Church,  constructed of red Island brick.

One-of-a-kind experiences

Try some hands-on adventure with one-of-a-kind experiences like lobster fishing,  or shoreline discovery adventures and studio workshops.

Taste

We have trendy restaurants and charming tea houses, French cafés that serve up patisseries and lots of family restaurants that source local seafood. Throughout the summer, you’ll see our ubiquitous dairy bars – each one claiming to offer the best soft ice cream on the Island, so come judge for yourself! Many of our restaurants, including those in Tignish, Alberton, West Point and Summerside, overlook our bustling yet peaceful harbours.   We have culinary experiences for you to try: learn to bake Acadian pâté or râpure or you can dig for clams and eat your feast right on the beach.

From cultural experiences to down-home family fun, the North Cape Coastal Region’s attractions are unique and second to none.  All you need is some time to visit, explore, relax and enjoy your adventures.


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morning

Morning

Samuel's Coffee House

Wake up to local flavours at one of the most charming cafés in town.

4 Queen Street, Summerside

(902) 724-2300

samuelscoffeehouse.ca

Distance to Next Destination: 41 km

Acadian Culinary Bootcamp  

Savour history as you learn to bake Acadian-style pastries while tapping your toes to traditional Acadian music.

1745 Route 124, Abram-Village

(902) 854-3300

villagemusical.com/en/experiences

Distance to Next Destination: 29 km

All About Clams  

Join John as he takes you to some of his favourite digging spots that are sure bets!

(902) 214-0863

Distance to Next Destination: 43 km

afternoon

Afternoon

Canadian Potato Museum  

Explore one of PEI’s biggest exports and enjoy a hearty lunch in their P.E.I. Potato Country Kitchen.

1 Dewar Lane, O’Leary

(902) 859-2039

canadianpotatomuseum.com

Distance to Next Destination: 35 km

evening

Evening

Northport Pier Restaurant

Breathe in the salt air as you grab a seaside seat and indulge in some of the best, locally inspired cuisine around.

296 Route 152, Northport

(902) 853-4900

northportpier.com

Distance to Next Destination: 25 km

All-You-Can-Eat Lobster  

Join Captain Kenny McRae for a mouthwatering culinary adventure. Succulent lobster, cooked right on the ocean before your eyes.

175 Judes Point Rd, Tignish

(902) 206-3781

giantbluefintuna.com

Distance to Next Destination: 36 km

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On The Way

camera-transparent Photo Op
Be sure to stop by these picturesque locations along the way to take in the scenery and snap a quick photo.

Cap Egmont Lighthouse
161 Phare du Cap Egmont Rd, Cap Egmont

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shop-transparent SEAFOOD MARKETS
Take home some of the freshest seafood around a one of these markets along the way.

Arsenault’s Fish Mart
Share in some succulent local seafood straight from our coastal waters.
246 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside
(902) 436-7490

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La Factorie Seafood Market
8323 Route 11, Abram-Village
(902) 854-2675

Annand Clams
Stop into this shop to purchase Atlantic Bar clams in a variety of forms.
775 Conway Rd. – Route 175 Tyne Valley
(902) 831-3495

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Royal Star Fisheries
Stop into the largest inshore harbour in Atlantic Canada and grab some fresh Island seafood.
175 Judes Point Rd, Tignish
(902) 882-2050

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Shuck Like A Local at the Landing Oyster House & Pub
Take a moment to enjoy a bit of delicious Island fare and learn how to shuck an oyster like a pro!
1327 Port Hill Station Rd, Tyne Valley
(902) 831-2992

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Oyster Fun à la Hardy
Join fisherman Leslie Hardy and crew as you experience oyster harvesting first hand and help tong oysters from the bottom of the bay.
Ellerslie
(902) 214-0863

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Café Chez Cartier
Grab a coffee and a snack at this charming French bistro.
441 Church Street, Alberton
(902) 231-2233

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