A Good Visit To Point Prim From Charlottetown In PEI
We headed to visit Point Prim from Charlottetown late one day. We were surprised at how much we found to see.
When we left our hotel in Charlottetown, we planned to see the lovely Point Prim Lighthouse. And we hoped to enjoy some of the best seafood in Prince Edward Island (PEI) on a stop at Point Prim Chowder House. But we were delighted when we found a colourful treat at Hannah’s Bottle Village.
We should have planned a longer visit to Point Prim. But it is a spot we know we will re-visit one day.
Travel To Point Prim
After a busy day exploring the National Parks in PEI, we headed out to Point Prim. We followed the starfish route and watched for the lighthouse sign. The Point Prim Lighthouse was our destination on this drive.
Turning onto Point Prim Drive, we knew we were in seafood country. It made us glad that the Point Prim Chowder House was also on our plans for the day. We passed the sign for Hannah’s Bottle Village. It was interesting enough that we stopped there on our way home.
When we saw the Point Prim Lighthouse on the horizon, we knew we were at the right place.
Enjoy The Prim Point Prim Lighthouse
We stopped and saw a lot of lighthouses as we travelled along the coast in New Brunswick. And we did not miss the iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia. But we were always drawn to yet one more lighthouse visit.
The Point Prim Lighthouse was the oldest lighthouse on Prince Edward Island. We were fascinated when we learned that this was the only round brick lighthouse on PEI and only one of three in Canada.
We could climb to the top for spectacular views of the Northumberland Strait. Admission included a guided tour. But it was late in the day so we wandered around the lighthouse property and learned more as we read the information signs posted.
Visit Point Prim and don’t miss the lighthouse.
Visit Point Prim from Charlottetown At Low Tide For PEI Red Rock
The tide was out when we arrived. So after we visited the Point Prim Lighthouse we wandered out onto the red rocks and headed down the shore.
We enjoyed our first view of the red earth found all over PEI when we visited the National Parks. So it was interesting to get a closer view at low tide. At the point we got a close look at the layers of red rock usually buried under the sea. We looked back along the shore from this point.
A walk at low tide was a fun experience on when you visit Point Prim from Charlottetown.
Snack With A View At Prim Point Chowder House
We had lots of great seafood recommendations from the great staff at the Delta Hotels PEI on our stay in Charlottetown. And one of the favourites was the Prim Point Chowder House. It was recommended that we make reservations. But our trip to visit Point Prim was a bit of a last minute decision.
After our walk, we went up to the Prim Point Chowder House. Even without reservations, we were delighted to get a seat at the chairs with an awesome view out to the water.
We were not looking for a large meal. But we could not pass on trying the famous seafood chowder. We even found a new favourite Malbec red wine (Don David Reserve Malbec). We loved the wine so much we even ordered a bottle when we had a splurge dinner in Moncton in New Brunswick.
A stop at the Prim Point Chowder House was definitely a tasty idea when we visited Point Prim from Charlottetown. Next time we will plan to enjoy more of the tasty seafood menu.
Stopping At Hannah’s Bottle Village
Before we left Point Prim, we stopped at Hannah’s Bottle Village. This spot was a small village built with thousands and thousands of wine and beer bottles cemented together by Gar and Bonnie Gillis. The idea came after they visited the original bottle houses in PEI’s Evangeline region.
We were delighted when we wandered around a series of buildings that included eight different villages. It was fun to see the miniature buildings with colourful accents. And to see the Sherwood Forest built with bottles.
If the outsides were interesting, we were even more fascinated when we looked inside. The inside views were as crafted as the outside.
There was no admission cost for Hannah’s Bottle Village. Gillis just ask for money that is donated to the children’s hospital (IWK Health Centre) in Halifax. When we visited they had far exceeded their original $10,000 goal and had set a new goal for $50,000. Visit Point Prim and don’t miss an interesting stop at Hannah’s Bottle Village.
Visit Point Prim From Charlottetown For Fun And Tasty Stops
We had a lovely visit to Point Prim on our stay in Charolottetown. It was indeed one of the treats we found on our visit to Prince Edward Island.
The sights were great at the Point Prim Lighthouse and on our walk at low tide. A tasty treat with a view made our stop at Point Prim Chowder House a win. And when we explored Hannah’s Bottle Village we were delighted with the colour and artistry. So many great reasons to visit Point Prim from Charlottetown.
Did you visit Point Prim from Charlottetown in PEI? Did you have a fun and tasty stop?
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