Eastern PEI is know for its beautiful long white sand beaches with amazing dunes, you can find 12 anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes from the house. There is one called "singing sands" at Basin Head ( picture) and if you walk on the sand it will actually sing to you... really!! This beach alone is over 7 miles long so if you like solitude no problem, if you like to swim, play volleyball or jump off bridges into the water then this beach is a must during your Prince Edward Island vacation. It is also a Provincial Park, which offers a life guard on duty during the summer months.
If you like seafood then your in luck, drop into one of the local restaurants or pick some up at the fresh seafood outlet only minutes away... Colville Bay Oysters are located in the water way in front of the house you can actually see the owner picking them. If it is lobster you crave then be sure to go down to the wharf in Souris and get some already cooked or still kicking or any of the other wharfs in rince Edward Island!!! Even though lobster season is in May and June you can get lobster all summer at the seafood markets or ask the property manger she'll be able to help you.
Tuna fishing has become the highlight for the avid and novice fishermen. To see one of these giant bluefin tuna is an unbelievable site so you can imagine hooking one. Some of these blue fin giants can weigh 700 - 1200 lbs. If you are interested in booking a Tuna Charter you can contact one of these great captains Jeff MacNeill, Bruce Brothers, or Tony's who also offers deep-sea fishing and other tours.
Are you a golfer... did you know that PEI is a golfers paradise. There are 21 golf courses around the island and eastern PEI has 9 of them. The Provincial courses, Brudenell, Dundarave, Crowbush Golf Course are only 25 minutes from the house. Other golf curses in the eastern area are Belfast Greens (9 hole), Eaglesview (9 hole) and Avondale (18 hole), all great courses. The Rollo Bay Greens is about 7 minutes from the house and it is a great 9-hole.
The Confederation Trail is 5 minutes from the house. This trail goes right across PEI, it is where the train system was located back in the railway days. The tracks were taken up by the PEI Government and replaced with exceptional walking and biking trails right across the island. Elmira is considered the end of the line and it is located in eastern PEI near East Point. You'll find a museum as well as a childrens railway ride here. Not only do we have the confederation Trail to enjoy we also have many heritage roads, which are unbelievable with their red clay and green foliage along them, just look at this photo and you'll see what I mean .
As you tour the island you will find lighthouses, picturesque fishing harbours, deep-sea fishing, horse back riding, bird watching, digging clams, tuna fishing, PEI festivals and events just to name a few activities for you to enjoy during your summer holidays... and all close to the Souris River Beach House.