Central Coastal Drive – Everything to Love About PEI

The Central Coastal Drive is truly the heart of Prince Edward Island. Here you can visit pristine beaches; shop, dine and experience family fun; visit a lighthouse; go deep-sea fishing; visit Anne of Green Gables House; enjoy Island music, theatre, arts, and crafts; visit The Confederation Bridge, and make family memories to last a lifetime. Everything to love about Prince Edward Island is right here in the Central Coastal Drive. Explore it online and in-person along Green Gables Shore and Red Sands Shore.

The Central Coastal Region is where you’ll find Island experiences that represent our true character. Everything from arts, crafts, antiques, live music and theatre, historical sites and lighthouses, to shopping, family fun, world-class golf, parks and natural areas, pristine beaches, and photo ops, like The Confederation Bridge, not to be missed.

Islanders are known for our friendliness and welcoming ways. In keeping with our reputation, the region provides a spectrum of accommodations to suit any visitor’s needs as well. The region is home to The Culinary Institute of Canada and countless other opportunities to savour the Island’s exquisite culinary offerings. We’ve developed a culinary reputation that transcends our world-famous seafood and humble but outstanding potatoes.

Created by author L.M. Montgomery and first published in 1908, Anne of Green Gables has become the Island’s best-known ambassador. Today, her charm and enthusiasm fill the region’s Anne-themed sites, offering historical insight and family fun activities.