Shutterbugs get your cameras ready! You won’t want to miss these fantastic photo ops during your next visit to PEI.

Everybody knows that PEI is the Gentle Island, but maybe we should also start calling it the Photogenic Island! Everywhere you look on Prince Edward Island, there are sights and moments worth capturing forever, and with a trusty camera or cell phone, it’s easier than ever to capture an unforgettable shot. If you’re looking for a few spots to set up for your next photoshoot, you’re in luck; we have six fantastic locations that are worth checking out.

The Point Prim Lighthouse

Looking up at a lighthouse on a sunny day, ocean in the background.
Location: The Point Prim Lighthouse / Credit: Tourism Prince Edward Island

We’ve written about Point Prim before, and can you blame us? Indeed, it is one of the most beautiful places in Canada (just ask Conde Nast Traveler) and a perfect spot to snap a photo. Home to PEI’s oldest lighthouse (and one of only two circular brick lighthouses in all of Canada) Point Prim is almost entirely surrounded by water, meaning it will be easy for you to find a fantastic angle. For best results, consider visiting around sunset—you won’t regret it.

The Red Sand Beaches

Looking out at the ocean from red sand beach, with forest and blue sky in the background.
Location: West Point Beach / Credit: Tourism Prince Edward Island

PEI is perhaps best known for its beautiful red sand beaches, which line the shores of this beautiful island. Among our favourites is West Point Beach, where you’ll find kilometers of red sand to curl your toes in or stroll along while watching the waves roll in. While you’re here, be sure to capture a photo of the distinct sands. Then make your way to the West Point Lighthouse, recognizable for its iconic stripes, to snap another shot for the photo album. As a bonus, make your way to the top of the lighthouse to grab a panoramic photo for the ages.

Teacup Rock

A large red sandstone rock near the ocean, looking as if it is balancing on the rock it stands on.
Location: Teacup Rock / Credit: Tourism Prince Edward Island

Along PEI’s North Shore, you’ll find one of the Island’s best-known rock formations—Teacup Rock. Named after its unique shape, the rock could easily be mistaken for a teacup sitting on a delicate saucer, if it wasn’t a towering piece of sandstone! We find the best time to capture a photo of this natural beauty is in the early morning when the sun is rising, and the waters are still calm. After you get your shot, maybe have a nice glass or morning tea to celebrate!

The COWS Creamery

Young child wearing a yellow dress eating a blue ice cream cone with sunny seaside background
Location: The COWS Creamery / Credit: Tourism Prince Edward Island

I scream, you scream, we all scream for (photos of) ice cream! PEI’s world-famous COWS ice cream is infinitely Instagrammable, especially when you have two fresh scoops in a crisp waffle cone. Take a free tour of the creamery to learn the history of COWS, as well as how their delicious ice cream is made. Then, order a cone of your own, find the perfect backdrop, and quickly become the envy of all your Insta-friends.

St. Dunstan’s Basilica

Two people facing a grand basilica on a sunny evening.
Location: St. Dunstan's Basilica / Credit: Tourism Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown’s most well known and beautiful church, St. Dunstan’s Basilica is highlighted by its three stone spires that tower over you as you take your photo. This is the only Roman Catholic cathedral and basilica on the Island and has a well-earned reputation as one of the most ornate churches in all of the Maritimes. Inside, you’ll find neo-Gothic touches, marble floors, impeccably detailed carvings, and stained glass windows that sparkle in the sunlight.

Green Gables Heritage Place

A girl with red hair in braids and a sun hat on her back looking at a white house on a sunny day.
Location: Green Gables Heritage Place / Credit: Tourism Prince Edward Island

It would be impossible to talk about PEI photo ops and not mention the Green Gables Heritage Place near Cavendish. The home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Green Gables inspired the setting for her stories of Anne Shirley, the precocious orphan who is known the world over for her wild imagination and fiery red hair. While visiting Green Gables Heritage Place, make sure to get a photo in front of the House of Green Gables and, if you’re lucky, maybe even a selfie with Anne Shirley herself!

Bonus: On Board the Ferry

A large ferry sailing in the ocean on a calm day.
Location: Northumberland Ferries / Credit: Tourism Prince Edward Island

Everybody knows the ocean makes a perfect backdrop for a photo, and there’s no better view of the ocean than the ones found aboard Northumberland Ferries!

Stunning views, beautiful lighthouses, tasty treats, unforgettable selfies, and more—sounds like your photo album is about to be full! Book your trip to PEI today and start capturing memories that will last a lifetime.