Friends, I think it's very safe to say that Montreal is one seriously awesome place to be. Although it's great all year, there's something particularly magical about Montreal during the summer... But, sometimes, you just need a break. You just need to chill from the amazing city that is Montreal, and search for other amazing places to treat yourself at during the summer.
If you are on the hunt for a new, awesome place to chill at, then I've got some pretty cool news for you. Prince Edward Island, about an 11 hour drive from Montreal, has pretty much anything you could ever want in a summer vacation spot.
1. Kildare Capes
Okay, who here loves the beach? Everyone? Perfect, that's exactly what I thought. And if you and your significant other do happen to be beach lovers, then you're going to absolutely fall in love with Prince Edward Island's Kildare Capes.
With red sands, beautiful views, clear waters, cliffs, lighthouses, and more, Kildare Capes is honestly one of the best destinations to go out and explore with your beach-loving bae. Also, don't forget that you two can always rent a seaside cottage, meaning that you can admire the views from the comfort of an adorable rented cottage. Best vacation idea ever? You know it.
2. Panmure Island
Panmure Island, or Panmure Island Provincial Park, is one seriously breathtaking site to behold. Whereas many other spots in PEI might have beige or red sands, Panmure Island is known for its almost tropical white-sanded beaches, making for a beach experience you won't soon forget.
Other than having some serious envy-inspiring beaches, Panmure Island is home to an annual Pow Wow held by the The First Nations People, so not only can you visit this spot for some awesome summer vibes, but you can gain some cultural knowledge, as well.
3. Argyle Shore Provincial Park
Looking for a spot with gorgeous red sands as far as the eye can see? Well, stop the search. Argyle Shore Provincial Park has got breathtaking red sands for days, friends. Literal days.
Of course, this pretty beach is much more than just glorious sand. It's perfect for taking in scenic views, dipping your toes in the gorgeous ocean water, grabbing a picnic, and just generally enjoying some seriously on point beach vibes. Get ready to relax with bae, and take in some serious beauty.
4. North Cape
Nature lovers, rejoice. If you and your significant other are the type of people to be super down to chill and admire nature in its purest form, then you're really going to enjoy visiting Prince Edward Island's North Cape, situated on the most northern tip of PEI.
This spot happens to boast one of the most beautiful natural phenomena: a natural rock reef, which you can stroll when the tide is low enough and admire all the marine life you possibly can. Also, during the summertime, you can see Irish moss being harvested, which is legit something awesome to see. Of course, North Cape also featured beaches and a hiking trail, so you can have as much fun as you want, whichever way you'd like.
5. Seacow Head
Alright, raise your hand if you're a more adventurous couple. Are your hands raised? Beautiful, because if you're down to combine the calm vibes of PEI, with your adventurous nature, then Seacow Head is the spot for you guys.
Why is that? Well, I'm glad you asked. Seacow Head is known for its cliffs, and a lot of people tend to enjoy cliff-diving into the crystal clear waters; so if you and bae are experienced cliff-divers, then you'll probably enjoy this spot. If that's not for you, though, no worries. Seacow Head's got a beautiful lighthouse rife for the admiring... Not to mention the equally gorgeous beach, of course.
6. Murray Harbour
Feel like seeing sights that just might equal the beauty of your significant other? Well, friends, then you've come to the right place. Murray Harbour, located in Kings County, PEI, is one seriously charming and beautiful spot, perfect for sightseeing, and for eating.
Yes, eating. This village is a fishing town, so you know you're getting some of the freshest and tastiest seafood right here. Of course, there are also tons of beaches and cliffs, perfect for chilling at post-seafood feast.
7. Wood Islands
To be honest with you guys, PEI's Wood Islands are so incredibly beautiful that it's a little hard to pick one specific spot to go visit. This quaint and romantic spot is full of things to do and sights to see, so you might want to rent a little cottage and stay for a little while, just so you can get everything in there.
If you guys are down to soak up some information, you can check out the Wood Islands Lighthouse, an adorable lighthouse/museum right on the coast. Or if you're down to live that beach bum life, you can visit the Wood Islands Provincial Park, which comes complete with a beach, and a forest trail, for those of us down for a little exploring. Sounds too good to be true? Well, don't worry. Wood Islands is gloriously real.
8. Robinson's Island
Chances are, if you're on this article, then you're a huge fan of that island life. And, luckily for the island lovers among us, PEI happens to have one of the most gorgeous islands in the whole country: Robinson's Island.
It's not as well-known as some other PEI destinations, so this lowkey spot tends to be perfect for a quiet and romantic picnic with the most important person in your life. This pristine island is generally at its best when it's being explored, but swing by Brackley Beach and take a little dip in the water if you're in that chill island mood.
9. Cavendish Beach
Arguably, this might be one of the more well-known locations on this list. It's still not as popular as many other PEI spots, though; and it's honestly so beautiful that not including it in this list would just be straight-up wrong.
Home of PEI's Cavendish Beach Music Festival, sand dunes, wetlands, forests, and much, much more, you're never going to run out of things to do here. And while Cavendish Beach itself is seriously fun, the nearby community of Cavendish - featuring museums, restaurants, campgrounds, and more - is sure to entertain you guys as well, making this a solid pick for the couple who never wants to run out of things to do.