East Coast Summer Series: Prince Edward Island

Last year, we began a new tradition of taking my father to Prince Edward Island to celebrate Father’s Day and his birthday (both a week apart) and this year, we couldn’t resist another trip to the island to celebrate again.

You can check out last years visit here and here

We added to the fun this year by staying the night at one of our favorite spots, the Anne Shirley Motel and Cottages in Cavendish. It was such a great decision, because it meant we had more time for more beaches, more fresh seafood, ALL the foxes, and we got to catch the sunset, which was one for the books.

Here’s a look at our weekend trip to beautiful Prince Edward Island.

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east coast mermaid prince edward island foxes

east coast mermaid prince edward island fox

east coast mermaid prince edward island fox

One of the highlights of the weekend was undoubtedly ALL the foxes (including babies) we saw in Cavendish. They were not only incredibly friendly, but they were absolutely hams for the camera.

If you want to see foxes, make sure to do the beautiful Cavendish Beach drive to North Rustico and the Gulf Shore Parkway Drive from Brackley to Dalvey. They’re my absolute favorite drives on the island!

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One of the best parts about visiting PEI is all the fresh, delicious seafood. While we had plans to head to Fisherman’s Wharf in North Rustico for their famous seafood dinners and 60ft salad bar (more on that to come) we made a quick stop to one of our favorites, Carr Oyster Bar at Stanley Bridge for some freshly shucked oysters and drinks.

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east coast mermaid north rustico lobster dinner

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As you can see, my father had his game face on. Sixty foot salad bars, all you can eat mussels, seafood chowder, ice cream, and homemade pies and deserts is serious business.

The cherry on top? You can order your caesar with an oyster on top.

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After dinner, I was that girl who got everyone into the car so that we could catch that night’s sunset along the coast. While the sky was questionable at first, it ended up delivering an absolutely STUNNING sunset.

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east coast mermaid prince edward island sunset

east coast mermaid prince edward island sunset

On our second day, we kicked things off in Cavendish with a visit to Green Gables and of course, famous Cavendish Beach.

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east coast mermaid prince edward island cavendish beach

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After Cavendish, we hit the aforementioned Gulf Shore Parkway drive to Dalvey where we stopped at my other favorite beach, Brackley Beach . We also stopped by to say hello to my goat friends at the Great Canadian Soap Co. and took a stroll through the gardens at the Dunes.

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east coast mermaid PEI great canadian soap co. goats

east coast mermaid PEI great canadian soap co. goats

east coast mermaid PEI the dunes

east coast mermaid PEI the dunes

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We finished the day in Charlottetown where we had dinner at one of our favorite spots – the Gahan House. The city had a super fun multicultural festival happening where we met a furry mascot that looked an awful lot like my cat Bella. A family photo was a must.

Before heading to the Confederation Bridge for the drive home, we treated ourselves to the always delicious, Cows Ice Cream.

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east coast mermaid PEI charlottetown

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Prince Edward Island truly is one of the happiest and most magical places on the East Coast. It was impossible to capture all the pretty and the memories in these photos, so please enjoy a fun video montage of our adventure with even more PEI, beaches, coastal food and yes, BABY FOXES.

Prince Edward Island 2017 from Crystal on Vimeo.

Want to check out my favorite Prince Edward Island haunts for yourself? Make sure to check out my complete list of destinations featured in this post + in the video!

Cavendish Beach, Gulf Shore Parkway and Green Gables are all FREE this summer thanks to Canada 150.

So what are you waiting for? Go play on the island this summer! 🌊

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