Lighthouses on Points East Coastal Drive

Points East Coastal Drive explores the eastern end of the island where beautiful beaches, rare dune systems, and lighthouses mark the coastline.  Along the drive, which is well marked, are six lighthouses that are open to visitors in the summer, each with its own story to tell.Wood Islands Lighthouse, located near the ferry terminal in Wood Islands Provincial Park, has exhibits about the area’s seafaring history and serves as a lookout point. Point Prim Lighthouse is the island’s oldest and Panmure Island Lighthouse is PEI’s oldest wooden lighthouse.

Cape Bear Lighthouse is said to be the first Canadian land station to receive the distress signals from the Titanic.Souris Historic Lighthouse has an interpretative center with history of the light and port, as well as exhibits on the formation of sea glass.  At the scenic drive’s end, East Point Lighthouse has an elevated vantage over mixing tidal waters.