The romantic side of PEI

Prince Edward Island’s scenery makes the perfect backdrop for a bit of romance, weddings, or even a proposal.

What qualifies us to write this, personal experience. We (Clare & Ian, the founders of Penguin & Bear) were engaged at The Cottage this month and there couldn’t have been a better location to say yes!

We have picked out some fun outings you might want to pop on your 'to do' list across five unique and charming (just like your loved one) regions

North Cape Coastal Drive

• Have a sleep in and then venture out for some local flavour by visiting one of the various cafes throughout the region, our pick is the recently opened Tyne Valley Tea & Company

•A visit to North Cape is a must. Located at the very tip of this region, are wind turbines of all shapes and sizes. Explore the trails that take you up-close to the giant windmills, learn about renewable energy at the interpretive centre, and have dinner with a view at the Wind & Reef Restaurant.

•Wrap up your evening after dinner with a local musical production, a walk along the Summerside harbourfront or an exciting evening watching harness racing.

Green Gables Shore

•Rent bikes and embark on a seaside ride or explore the North Shore by kayak as the sun begins to set.

•Unwind with a delicious meal and a glass of wine at any of the various restaurants that overlook the beautiful North Shore coastline and rolling dunes.


•Book a table for two at any of the amazing restaurants downtown, most of which have award winning chefs and specialize in local farm fresh produce. Our pick would be:

•Wind down with a stroll along the waterfront and then head to Victoria Row where, during the summer months, you can find a seat on an outdoor patio and enjoy live music and a nightcap before heading back to your accommodations.

Points East Coastal Drive

•A visit to Basin Head, where the sands sing and the views are unforgettable, is a must for your romantic getaway.

•There is lots to do in the Points East Coastal Drive. In fact this region boasts: 13 golf courses; 34 beaches; 6 lighthouses; 34 history and cultural attractions; 24 harbours; more than 100 restaurants; 230 fixed-roof accommodations and campgrounds; 12 provincial parks; 6 Scenic Heritage Roads; and a national park.

Source: Tourism PEI