Lighthouse Hunting in Central PEI

Did you know that there are 61 lighthouses and range lights on Prince Edward Island? Some lighthouses are still operational and eight of them are open as community museums! Most lighthouses are locked up and are no longer operational, but they are still amazing to see and they make for some beautiful photo backdrops! Take a look at some of our favourite lighthouses in Central PEI here!

Blockhouse Harbour Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located on Rocky Point, overlooking the entrance to the Charlottetown Harbour. This is a popular spot for those who don’t like the crowds to come to on Canada Day and watch the fireworks.

Tourism PEI, Sean Landsman


Victoria Range Light

The Victoria Range Light is located in the charming town of Victoria-by-the-Sea. This lighthouse is still operational and has a museum where you can learn about the light keepers!

Visual of Dev

Cape Tryon

Cape Tryon was was built in 1906 and stands on the edge of some of the largest red cliffs on the North Shore.

William Li

North Rustico Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located on the scenic harbour in North Rustico. A short walking distance away from the lighthouse is a beautiful beach and two popular seafood restaurants-Blue Mussel Cafe and On the Dock Eatery!

Brian McInnis

New London Lighthouse

This lighthouse is featured in the film Anne of Green Gables and overlooks the picturesque New London Bay!

SeaCow Head Lighthouse

This is another lighthouse that is in Kevin Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables film. It was named SeaCow Head after the many walruses that used to be in the region.

Tourism PEI, Paul Baglole

Cove Head Lighthouse

Cove Head Lighthouse overlooks a white sand beach in the PEI National Park!

Tourism PEI, Paul Baglole

Looking for more lighthouse on Prince Edward Island? Find a list of more must-see lighthouse on the Island here!

Point Prim is on the Eastern side of the Island, but it is only a 40 minute drive from Charlottetown. This is one of the few round lighthouses in Canada and is open to visit from Mid-June until Sept. 30th.

Tourism PEI , Sander Meurs