Photos of the day: Back to the Beach in Prince Edward Island

by DaniGirl on July 15, 2016 · 3 comments

in Ottawa to PEI 2016, Photo of the Day

We’ve returned for our third annual trip to Prince Edward Island. This year, we’ve chosen a cottage with direct beach access and water views from almost every room in the cottage – quite an improvement from our cottage last year, where “water views” meant a postage-stamp-sized glimpse through some trees and a walk most of a kilometer through scrub and other cottages.

This is us discovering our semi-private beach after two long, hot days in the car.

PEI day one: exploring our private beach

PEI day one: exploring our private beach

PEI day one: exploring our private beach

PEI day one: exploring our private beach

PEI day one: exploring our private beach

PEI day one: exploring our private beach

Lucas at the top of the stairs leading from the beach to our wee cottage. You can’t quite see the cottage, but it’s just behind the flagpole up there. There are only three or four other cottages in the area, so this kilometer or so of heaven is pretty much our own private beach. Seriously amazing location!

PEI day one: exploring our private beach

Within the first 15 minutes on our little beach, I’d checked off more than half of my PEI to-do list: red sand, blue sea, toes in the water, rocks to climb on — and sea glass!

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We’re so close to the sea that we could hear the waves crashing on the shore all night long, and though we’ve woken to rain this morning, the forecast is for an amazing week!


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1 Mary @ Parenthood July 16, 2016 at 8:09 pm

That looks really nice. Last time I went to PEI was 30years or so ago in a motor home (epic trip!) I mostly remember them confiscating our (ironically) PEI potatoes.

One of these days I will have to take my kids to visit. How did you find your cottage?

2 DaniGirl July 17, 2016 at 5:43 am

A motor home would be an epic trip! We found our cottage through hours of incessant googling. I’d seen this one last year, but was worried Souris was too remote. Wish we’d chosen it for last year, too!

3 Sarah McCormack July 17, 2016 at 7:13 pm

looks like my kind of cottage šŸ™‚ I need that ocean front in PEI.. it means boys in their jammies on the beach flying kites before breakfast, and all sorts of other magical moments! so happy for you!

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