Although I was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island a few decades or so ago, I was raised and still live, in Nova Scotia. Yet on family vacations back to the Island, I always felt “I’m home” each time I crossed the bridge and saw the green and yellow rolling hills and red sand roads. Many times I asked my husband, “Why don’t we live here?” Each time he would answer “Winter”. Oh, right.
In August 2018 I was on yet another Island vacation with the family. Returning from a day at Cavendish beach, ice-cream cones still in hand, we decided spur-of-the-moment to drop into an open house near our rental cottage and by the time we crossed back onto Nova Scotia at the end of the week we had become Island homeowners.
So, until we can be spending a lot more time here each summer, we’ll be content with a few weeks here and there, renting our place to other families and groups who want to get this great red sand in their shoes. If you’re interested in checking out our Sea to Skye Beach House, click here.
Over the years and across the province I have run many kilometers on the island’s paved and red dirt roads. My husband has golfed its beautiful, challenging courses and, as a family, we’ve read/napped/tanned on the beaches, jumped in the waves, checked out lighthouses and eaten, well, more than a little ice cream. PEI has something for everyone no matter what age or interest so I’ll try to help you find just what you need to make a fabulous trip to this sandy little island. And, whether it’s your first time or another one of many, I hope you’ll get some red sand in your flip flops, runners, golf cleats, hiking boots, motorcycle boots, cycling shoes and maybe even bridal shoes.