Private and picturesque, “The Shore”, as our place is known to family and locals, is about a half kilometre off the main road and completely private on a mature, almost three acre waterfront lot. The beach is private but better for walking and wading than swimming as it is a shallow inlet off Malpeque Bay. You can certainly swim at high tide or walk north up the beach and swim anytime. The provincial park is also just a few kilometres northwest and offers quite decent swimming regardless of tide.
The community is quite small so the nearest town is Summerside, about 15 kilometres away. There, you’ll find all the conveniences of larger centres including shopping, groceries, museums, theatres, and dining locales, among them, Spinnaker’s Landing (a waterfront boardwalk) and cute pub called the Deckhouse. Across the street is the Loyalist, which has a tasty pub called the Crown and Anchor. It also has a large dining room for more expansive menu possibilities. Samuel’s Coffee Shop is about two blocks from here and has an excellent barista, lunches, and pastries. It’s a personal favourite. Five Eleven West is very nearby as well and offers a nice selection of fare.
From The Shore, if you head west, rather than east to Summerside, there is a great little pub in Tyne Valley (also about 15 minutes) called The Landing. It’s nestled on the side of the river overlooking the dam and has great food, beer, etc.
If you are up for a farther drive (about 60 kms east of the Shore), Charlottetown has endless possibilities for shops and restaurants: Peak’s Quay, The Pilot House, Simms, The Olde Dublin, Hunter’s Ale House, and The Gahan House (fabulous little micro-brewery) are all worth the 45 minute drive.
Just fewer than 30 minutes from The Shore and you are in Cavendish - the tourist hub of Prince Edward Island.
There are lots of books and brochures awaiting you at The Shore but don’t be shy if you have questions before or doing your stay.+ More