Prince Edward Island's shore line is lined with beaches. All of them amazing. Many are protected as provincial parks with great picnic facilities and lifeguards on duty. One of the great surprises to us was that there is no entry or parking fee at any of the provincial parks. Most beaches have powder soft sand, often set off by red cliffs. Even in the peak of tourist season, with so many beaches to choose from, we could always find one that was fairly secluded.
Although we had some rain (which prevented us from seeing much in Charlottetown), we also had some great hot weather during our five-day visit. Perfect beach weather!!! We swam in the ocean and, on two occasions, Randy was tempted to reach in and grab our dinner: he saw a large crab and then a 2-lb lobster nibbling at his toes.
Although it wasn't on Randy's "must-see" list, I felt a visit to PEI was not complete without a visit to Anne of Green Gables National Park.
The route we followed covered most of the eastern coastline of the island, we stayed one night each with four different Boondockers Welcome members, and one night at Red Point Provincial Park Campground.
One host, Plant, has space for several RVs and they welcomed us even though there was another member there the same night. To our surprise we knew the other guests. The six of us had a great visit!
Our hosts confirmed our suspicions that, after the Confederation Bridge was built, tourism blossomed here. That, of course, has its good and bad sides. Our only disappointment was that it was raining cats and dogs the day we had set aside for touring Charlottetown. We did drive around the city in the rain, searching for a level parking space, but left after a frustrating half hour search without any luck. As one of our hosts explained, "when it rains, everyone leaves the beach and heads into town". Other than that, the island roads are easy to navigate. There are many straight roads across the island so it seems to be quick to get from one point to another.
The best reason to return to Prince Edward Island? The people (super friendly and genuine) and the beaches. In that order.
Days on the road on this trip: 16
Total camping costs to date: $81
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