Fun on the Water

North Cape Coastal Drive’s 560 kilometers of coastline (about 350 miles) makes for tonnes of opportunities for fun on the water. Head out for some deep-sea fishing or paddle along our miles of coastal rivers and bays. The scenic beauty of our waterways will take your breath away.

Boating Experiences

Experience the Island from a different vantage point. Our estuaries and sheltered bays are truly beautiful viewed from the water. Canoeing or kayaking is an intimate boating experience. Settled down at water level, you’ll be amazed by close encounters with all sorts of sea life and waterfowl, from bank swallows to cormorants.        You’ll see blue herons, osprey and eagles winging over the estuaries and diving for fish. Bring your own gear or rent a kayak or other vessel, and there are lots of places you can push off from sandy bottomed beaches and inlets.

Fun on water

If you’d like a faster pace, spend a day cruising around Malpeque Bay. Check deep-sea tuna fishing off your bucket list by sailing out of the Tignish Harbour, the largest small-craft harbour in the Maritimes. Try tuna hook-and-release and mackerel fishing or take in a coastal tour with a local captain who knows all the stories of the sea.

Fresh Water Fishing

The North Cape Coastal Touring Region is criss-crossed with rivers and estuaries that offer great opportunities for fishing. Public lands give access to public fishing spots. Fish to your heart’s content with an inexpensive fishing license, required for anyone 16 years or over.

Come during the May long weekend for Free Family Fishing.  During this four-day period, you can fish without an angling licence. Many communities and watershed groups also offer free family fishing events during the spring.

Deep-Sea Fishing

Tignish Harbour is where you need to go for deep-sea fishing charters in both the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait. You can spend a day fishing for mackerel or angling for tuna aboard a 45-foot vessel.

 

 

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246 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside

784 Bideford Rd.,
Route 166, Ellerslie

101 Water St., Summerside

 

619 Water St. East, Summerside

511 Notre Dame St., Summerside

1745 Route 124, Abram-Village

33 Summer St., Summerside

5627 Route 12, Birch Hill

4 Eagle Feather Trail
Lennox Island

17 Sunnyside Rd., Richmond

433 Water St, Summerside, PE C1N 1C8

146 Bideford Rd., Ellerslie

136 Harbour Rd., West Point

536 Main St., O’Leary

103 School St., Tignish

719 Water St. East, Summerside

85 Spring St., Summerside

2181 Cannontown Rd.
Abram-Village

23 Main Dr. East, Miscouche

1745 Route 124, Abram-Village

1745 Route 124, Abram-Village

3 Emma Drive, Alberton

457 Church St., Alberton

9 Mill Road, Wellington

Baywalk Boardwalk
370 Water St., Summerside

21817 Rte. 12
North Cape

1 Dewar Lane, O’Leary

1 Dewar Lane, O’Leary

Follow Route 11 west of Summerside, and follow it down past Union Corner Provincial Park, Mont Carmel until you reach Cape Egmont. At the turn-off to Cape Egmont Fishermen’s Cove, turn left off the main road unto Phare du Cap-Egmont Road – The Cape Egmont Lighthouse Road. It is located at the end of this short, clay road.

Just east of the lighthouse alongside Route 11 are the Bottle Houses, some of which were built by a former keeper.

75 Spring St., Summerside

130 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside

552 Main St. O’Leary, PE

From Route 12 (Church Street) in Alberton, turn south on Main Street and continue for 3 km (2 miles) on Highway 152 to Northport. The Cascumpec Lighthouse is visible on an island just offshore from the marina in Northport. If you want to take a trip aboard a pontoon boat to get a closer look at the lighthouse, contact Blair Matthews (902) 853-7943.

 

The lighthouse is privately owned. Grounds/dwelling/tower closed.

The Hardy’s Channel / Little Channel Lighthouse is located at the end of a long private road, so the best public views of the lighthouse are from across the inlet from Howard’s Cove Seafood Limited.

 

Take Route # 173 North from Freeland and then turn left onto Smith Road from where a distant, partial view of the lighthouse is possible. You might find a fisherman willing to give you a water view!

No driving directions because this lighthouse is “privately” owned.

No driving directions because this lighthouse is privately owned.

618 Water St. East, Summerside

360 Green Park Rd., Port Hill

124 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside

9564 Route 11, Mont-Carmel

Take Route 14 on the western shore. You will enter a community called Cape Wolfe. Howard’s Cove is between Routes 146 and 147.  Look for a road called Wharf Road. There is a clay road that takes you to the lighthouse.

From Route 2 on the Central Coastal Drive (south shore) just east of Summerside, turn south onto Route 1A and drive for 10 km (6.3 miles). Turn right onto Route 171 (Callbeck Street), and then after 1.9 km (1.2 miles) turn right on Route 112 towards Lower Bedeque. Follow Route 112 to its end where you will see the Indian Head Lighthouse at the end of the breakwater. At low tide it is sometimes possible to walk out to the lighthouse.

33 Summer St., Summerside

74 Old Palmer Rd off Rte 14 in St Lawrence, near Miminegash in Western PEI

4 Eagle Feather Trail
Lennox Island First Nation

1209 Barbara Weit Rd.
Lower New Annan

1209 Barbara Weit Rd.
Lower New Annan

180 Mill River Resort Rd.
Woodstock

21817 Rte. 12, North Cape

Following Route # 12 to its end at the Northwestern point of the Island.

296 Route 152, Alberton

From Route #12 (Church Street) in Alberton, turn South on Main Street and continue for 3km (2 miles) on highway 152 to Northport Harbour. It is adjacent to the Northport Community Centre.

599 MacEwen Rd., Summerside

482 Main St., Alberton

298 Rte. 152, Alberton

150 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside

159 Cedar Dunes Park Rd.
West Point

8 Eagle Feather Trail
Lennox Island First Nation

O’Leary Corner
Intersection of Route 2 and O’Leary Road

From Route 2 turn onto Water Street at Reads Corner. Turn left at the intersection with lights at MacEwen Road and Glover Shore Road. Turn onto Glover Shore Road and you will see it a short distance away on your right.

250 Water St., Summerside

Throughout Summerside

From Route 2, turn onto Water Street at Reads Corner. Continue heading west on Water Street until you reach a juncture with South Drive. At this point you will see this range light.

From Route 2 turn at Reads Corner onto Water Street. Continue heading west until you reach MacKenzie Drive.  You can see it adjacent to the boardwalk.

 

Grounds open/tower closed.

Throughout Summerside

6891 Rte. 11, Cap-Egmont

6891 Rte. 11, Cap-Egmont

205 Prince St., Summerside

103 School St., Tignish

Take Highway 2 to its end at Tignish, near the northwest tip of the island. When Highway 2 ends in Tignish, turn left onto Church Street (Route 14), and then make an immediate right onto Dalton Avenue. When Dalton Avenue ends, turn right onto Route 12, and then after 1.6 km (1 mile) turn left onto Tignish Shore Road. Continue until Tignish Shore Road ends, and you will see the Tignish Run Lighthouse on the corner of Tignish Shore Road and Harbour Road.

Grounds open, tower closed. Open seasonally.

21817 Route 12, North Cape

36927 Western Rd – Rte 2, Carleton

17 Sunnyside Rd.
Richmond (Lot 14)

364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd.
West Point

Take Route 2 west to Route 14. Turn left on Route 14 at Coleman Corner. Once you pass the “Welcome to West Point” sign, it is less than 1 km to where you turn left onto Harbour Road.

At the West Point Harbourside Centre, turn right onto Cedar Dunes Park Road, which leads to West Point Lighthouse.

Alternate:

Continue on Route 2 past Coleman Corner until you reach the round-about. Turn left to O’Leary. Follow Route 142 until you reach a T intersection. Turn left and follow Route 14 until you reach Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, or Harbour Road..

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