Charlottetown PEI Nearby Towns and Attractions: East Point
Halfway between Souris and East Point is Basin Head, high on a sandy bluff protecting a basin from the ocean. The Basin Head Fisheries Museum recounts several hundred years of fishing history with displays of antique fishing equipment and includes reconstructing fish shanties and a lobster cannery. You can also take guided tours of the sand dunes.
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Here are some of the attractions in and around East Point:
East Point Lighthouse
telephone (902) 357-2106; off-season (902) 687-1991
This light sits at the Northeast tip of PEI, where the Gulf of St Lawrence meets the Northumberland Strait. The 67 foot tall octagonal tower was built in 1867, and there are interpretive displays and a tour, which includes views from the top of the tower. Allow ½ to a full hour. Open daily mid-July to mid-August 10 am to 8 pm; Shoulder season June to mid-September 10 am to 6 pm; Guided tours available June 16-Aug 31. $2.50 adults, $2 groups and seniors, $1 children, preschoolers free. Family rates.