Way over priced for what they offered. New England styled chowder was 'brothy'. I've been to beautiful chowder houses near lighthouses up and down the East coast and this was by far, the worst!More
Way over priced for what they offered. New England styled chowder was 'brothy'. I've been to beautiful chowder houses near lighthouses up and down the East coast and this was by far, the worst!MoreShow less
Hello, you ate at the Point Prim Chowderhouse which is right next door to the lighthouse. We do not serve food at the lighthouse.
This horseshoe shaped island varies in width (at times) between 4 miles and 50 miles. There are about 1,100 miles of coast line around an interior of one million acres of land interior, thus there are many lighhouses that tried to protect the many old saling ships that traveled through this area.
This is the oldest (still in existence) lighthouse on the island. Built in 1864 it is 60 Ft tall in Halburo bay (same one we observed as our ship came into port). Very impressive stone structure, but externally covered in wood to keep the salt air off the mortar holding the stone & bricks together and is made of stone, but to protect it from the salt water corrosion effect to the mortar joints, the outside is clad in wood shakes.
The stairs to the upper level is rather steep and anyone with a mobility issue most likely can not make it up.
While on vacation, we drove to the lighthouse from Charlottetown. It’s worth the trip, but it’s basically by itself. There is a small diner, but we didn’t stop.
There’s a reason you don’t use clay bricks to build lighthouses. They don’t withstand the elements. This one is round and clad in shingles. The flies trapped inside got more numerous every step up the ladders to the top. At lantern level is was unpleasant! Interesting narrative at every floor. Good deck for picnics.
The oldest lighthouse on PEI. The only round lighthouse on PEI. The only brick lighthouse on PEI, though it has been covered over by wood clapboard to protect the brick from further erosion. Gift shop have the original "light" on display. Local crafts for sale include sea glass jewelry & potato soap. Views from the top depend on the weather. Visited with a bus-load from the ship & people were not sent up in small groups, so it was difficult to come back down while others were still climbing up.
This is a quintessential down east picture opp kind of place. Beautifully preserved and restored, this is simply a gorgeous lighthouse to vist. It also happens to be the oldest lighthouse on PEI and the only one made of brick. There is a $5 charge to climb up the very steep stairs to the very top. Don’t go you have bad knees, legs, or vertigo. But go if you can. There are 4 levels of informative “stuff” and a heck of a nice view once you get there.
The gift shop is truly beautiful and not gimmicky in the least. There is lots of gorgeous works from local artisans. There is also well laid out history on the lighthouse and its keepers.
Well worth a detour. And, of course, you must eat next door at the chowder house.
Stopped yesterday the 4 of us. great history. friendly staff. got to see a seal following 2 kayaks. nice stop and not too far out of the way.
This is a very cool experience. For $5 you can go into and climb to the top of the lighthouse and it is a must do! The stairs are steep and tight, so if you have mobility issues it may not be ideal, but if you take your time and pay attention it is fine. The view at the top is beautiful, and you get to see where the lighthouse keeper would stay as you go up each level.
The gift shop is beautiful, air conditioned, friendly, and very well priced. Stop in while you are there!
It is pretty cool to be in PEI's oldest lighthouse and Canada's only remaining circular brick lighthouse. Check it out!!
It’s a little outside of town (45 minutes from Charlottetown) but if you’re in the area, it’s worth a stop. You can get climb up 3-4 narrow stairs/ladders and get to the top for a great view of the ocean.
There is a nice little gift shop where you pay your $5 to get into the lighthouse. You can get a tour or just go yourself. It doesn’t take long at all to see everything.
There is a seafood restaurant very close to get a bite to eat, but not much else around.
Locals suggested I stop here on my way to the ferry in Wood Islands. The grounds are well maintained and there is a little shop on site. There is a fee to climb the lighthouse. I just walked around the grounds. Would have stayed longer but I was being eaten alive by mosquitos! This has been a particularly bad summer for this so bring bug spray and you'll be fine!
Brought my 4 young children to check it out while on vacation. We were staying in a cottage up the road so we stopped in. There is a minimal fee to climb to the top but well worth it. My youngest is 3 and the steps are pretty steep but I had him stay just in front of me and he made it just fine. What a view from the top!!! I would not recommend a climb to the top for people that are limited physically.