North Cape Coastal Drive is home to no less than seven provincial parks. Each one holds its own delights, from sheltered bays to wild surf and red sands. You’re likely to see lots of rabbits and may catch sight of a beautiful fluffy fox. Enjoy the moment and have your camera at the ready, but please don’t feed the wildlife. Take a woodland walk and you may spot an owl hiding in the notch of a tree trunk or an osprey wheeling over a river estuary. Amenities include campgrounds, play parks, interpretive centers and children’s activities.
Bloomfield Provincial Park
Located on Route 2, Bloomfield is a day-use park featuring playground equipment, fishing, fireplaces, picnic facilities, showers and flush toilets. Pets are permitted on leash.
Cedar Dunes Park
Cedar Dunes Park has a picturesque beach with lifeguards and dunes, plus a landmark lighthouse with a small museum.
Green Park Provincial Day Park
During the 19th century, shipbuilding was a major industry on Prince Edward Island. Green Park was the site of an active shipyard. Visit the Shipbuilding Museum & Historic Yeo House representing the wealth of a golden age on PEI when the shipyards drove the economy of the colony. The park provides playground equipment for children, Frisbee golf, nature trails and a river beach.
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is the site of, and named after, Prince Edward Island’s first European visitor in 1534. This park offers a wide range of activities for all ages. There is supervised swimming at this beautiful beach, located on the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Belmont Provincial Park
Located on Route 123, Belmont is a day-use park featuring an unsupervised beach, playground equipment, fireplaces, picnic facilities, showers and flush toilets. Pets are permitted on leash.
Linkletter Provincial Park
Linkletter is located on Bedeque Bay, in close proximity to Summerside, the recreational and cultural center of Prince County.
Union Corner Provincial Park
Located on Route 11, Union Corner is a day-use park featuring a playground, beach, change rooms and fireplaces. Pets are permitted on leash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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