19 Beautiful Photos of Prince Edward Island to Inspire Your First Visit

If you’ve never visited Prince Edward Island on the eastern coast of Canada pack your bags!

We’re going on a trip around the island stopping at stunning lighthouses, red cliff beaches, and charming cities.

We chose Prince Edward Island for a variety of reasons.

Cape Egmont Lighthouse – secluded and beautiful!

Reasons to Choose Prince Edward Island for Your Next Vacation

  • PEI has stunning coastline.
  • Lighthouses are everywhere!
  • It’s close to Maine where we live.
  • We loved Nova Scotia and had a strong hunch we’d love PEI too.
  • Seafood!
  • The island is small and therefore you can feel like you’ve really visited without taking a huge amount of time off.
  • For folks who like colder weather, the temps rarely go above 80 F.

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Cape Egmont Lookout

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Give yourself plenty of extra time to explore downtown Charlottetown. This small city is well worth a visit!

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The North Central Coast of PEI is known for its red cliffs and rock formations. I was so fascinated by these landscapes. Although it appears as piles of dirt, it is in fact “hard as a rock”.
This was the beach right outside our AirBnB in Tignish, PEI.

We stayed in the most adorable cottage right on the water. We loved walking the beaches with the puppies.

Cabot Beach Provincial Park was a lovely surprise. You’ll see a photo of the beach as well but this showcases the campground.

We were so impressed with all of the provincial park campgrounds we explored. From what we could tell all of the campgrounds had full hookup options right near the ocean.
This photo was taken along the beach walk near our cottage. We think this may be a tuna skeleton. Tignish, PEI was experiencing a few storms in October we were visiting so we’re thinking it washed up during one of the storms. Pretty intense looking!
Prince Edward Island National Park features a ton of activities for the whole family. This photo was taken at the main beach for the park. As we were visiting in October there were only a few people, but I imagine this area gets quite busy in the summer.
This photo was taken along Stanhope Beach in PEI. And although we are pretty sure there isn’t horseback riding allowed (according to a sign) perhaps the rule doesn’t apply in October. Either way, a cool sight to see!
This photo was taken along the Central Coastal Drive in PEI along the north edge. This spot is called the French River Viewpoint. Can you spot the adorable colorful buildings in the distance?
This was our favorite beach in Prince Edward Island. The Cabot Beach Provincial Park features the famous red cliffs!
There were tons of sea glass at our rental in Tignish, PEI. I think it may have been due to all of the recent storms they had. Finding sea glass along the beach always reminds me of my mom.
The North Point Lightstation is located at the very tippy top of western PEI. This area is known at North Cape. We visited multiple times and loved visiting during sunset.
Westpoint Lighthouse Museum and Inn is located nearby to Cedar Dunes Provincial Park. We had the view to ourselves in October!
I have to admit, I didn’t find this shell. BUT it was sitting on a picnic table at the Union Corner Provincial Park.
How adorable is this swing set? This photo was taken in the charming Summerside. Leave plenty of time in your itinerary to explore this adorable city.
Green Provincial Park has the most glorious trees in October!
Belmont Provincial Park was one of our favorite places in PEI!

Final Thoughts

As you can see from the beautiful photos of Prince Edward Island above, this is a breathtaking destination to visit.

I hope these photos inspired your first visit to this part of Canada!

Happy Traveling!