Recent Searches
Clear
Covehead Harbour Lighthouse
Covehead Harbour Lighthouse

Covehead Harbour Lighthouse

Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Basics

Although it’s not possible to enter the lighthouse, Covehead’s photo-worthy setting still offers sweeping views along the coast of Prince Edward Island National Park. Stop by on a scenic coastal drive or visit on a guided tour from Charlottetown, which allows you to experience PEI’s coastal scenery, see and learn about historical lighthouses, and sample wine at a local vineyard.

Show all

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Covehead Harbour Lighthouse is a must-see for photographers and first-time visitors to PEI.

  • Bring your camera (or smartphone) to capture shots of the structure and its surrounds.

  • Dress in layers, as the coastal area can be cool and windy.

  • Prince Edward Island National Park entrance fees apply.

Show all

How to Get There

Covehead Harbour Lighthouse is located in Prince Edward Island National Park, on the north coast of PEI. Public transportation is limited in the area, so it’s a good idea to arrive by car or visit on a guided tour.

Show all


When to Get There

Summer through early fall is the best time to visit Covehead Harbour Lighthouse, as winters in this area can be very cold and snowy. Late afternoon (the “golden hour”) and sunset are the best times to photograph the lighthouse.

Show all

The Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island

It might be just 139 miles (224 kilometers) long, but the dramatically sculpted coastline of Prince Edward Island is dotted with dozens of lighthouses that cast a dazzling light show over the seafront after dusk. West Point Lighthouse is one of the island’s tallest at 68 feet tall (20.6 meters tall) and houses a museum, inn, restaurant, and craft shop. On the other side of the island, the East Point Lighthouse faces the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait. Other notable structures include the Victoria Range Light, the Wood Islands Lighthouse, the Cape Bear Lighthouse, and the Point Prim Lighthouse.

Show all