Point Prim Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island (map) is round in shape, build out of brick structure overlooking Hillsborough Bay and Northumberland strait.
Lighthouse was built in 1845 and it’s Prince Edward Island oldest, classified as a National Heritage Site.
As confined space may be in a lighthouse, Point Prim Lighthouse is open to visitors*, who can climb to the top and take part in a well-organized guided tour lead by one of knowledgeable staff ready to share historic facts and events – some stretching beyond the structure itself.
Ground surrounding the lighthouse has a picnic area right on the oceanfront. Next door, on the oceanfront as well, is located authentic east coast food restaurant and an oyster bar.
If heading east, along the PEI coastline from Charlottetown on the Trans-Canada Highway, Point Prim is only 45 km (28 miles) or 45 minutes drive away and not far from the highway, or, only around 30 km (19 miles) away from the ferry port on Wood Islands – connecting PEI to Nova Scotia.
* admission charge
Point Prim Lighthouse Photo Gallery
Getting to Prince Edward Island via Confederation bridge & a ferry ride to Nova Scotia…