The quaint farming and fishing community of Wood Islands is your gateway to the stunning east coast of spectacular Prince Edward Island. Upon arrival from the Confederation Ferry, visitors have hundreds of fantastic options to choose from in the exploring the region’s culture, beauty, nature and scenery. With so many adventures to choose from, it’s always the great outdoors on the Island.
Recommended Wood Islands Experiences
A Day At The Beach
Pick a beach, any beach! In eastern PEI, you could go weeks without ever visiting the same gorgeous beach twice. And with names like Sally and Simon, Blooming Point and Savage Harbour, and Kings Castle and Campbell Cove, you know each beach is as different as its namesake.
From fly-fishing and birding tours, to horseback riding and kayaking, to seal watching and deep-sea fishing for tuna: Eastern Prince Edward Island has everything an outdoor adventurer could want. And it’s all set against a backdrop of crystal blue waters, iconic red sandy beaches, and kilometre upon kilometre of pristine natural beauty.
It’s so jaw-droppingly stunning on the east coast of the Island that you could get lost in the sheer splendor of it all. Fortunately, the roads have been broken down into eight scenic drives—Hillsborough River, Eastern Beaches, Three Rivers, Southern Banks, North Shore, Eastern Bays, Eastern Harbour and Orwell Bay. Simply follow the Star Fish signs and Point of Interest highway signs to discover special and off-the-beaten-path places.
Take a Walk on The Wide Side
If you’d rather forego the car and explore by foot or by bike, the Confederation Trail is absolutely spectacular in this part of the province. Depending on your energy level for the day, there’s a 10-kilometre stretch from Cardigan Junction to Montague, and even a 70-kilometre trek from Mount Stewart to Elmira.
The only problem you’ll have playing golf on Prince Edward Island’s east coast is deciding on which course to play. Featuring a number of Atlantic Canada’s top championship golf courses—including Brudenell River, Dundarave, and The Links at Crowbush Cove—golfing here is a fantastic way to spend a day…or maybe two.
How to Get to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island
If travelling by land from Charlottetown to Wood Islands, take Trans Canada Highway 1 for approximately 60 kilometres, turning left onto Wood Islands Road.
When travelling by sea, the Confederation Ferry from Caribou, Nova Scotia, to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, takes approximately 75 minutes.