About Us

Rated a 4 star accommodation by Canada Select, The Cliffside Inn is tucked away in the southeast corner of “The Gentle Island” and it is unlike any vacation property you will discover on Prince Edward Island.

Located 7 kms from the Wood Islands Ferry Terminal, The Cliffside Inn is an oasis of tranquility. This unique post-and-beam inn overlooks the Northumberland Strait with 350 feet of waterfront. The 4 private units are tastefully appointed.

Here you will find the comforts of home without the responsibilities. The order of the day is to kick back, say goodbye to the demands of your everyday life and re-introduce yourself to relaxation and solitude.

Whether you are booking an overnight stay or a weeklong vacation, we will take care of you. Relax on the private decks overlooking the water while you search for seals and porpoises below in the Northumberland Strait.

We provide on-site parking and a smoke-free environment in all our buildings. National Parks, golf courses, island villages, award-winning wineries, and countless lighthouses are close at hand, allowing you to experience the true island life.

The Cliffside Inn is located within the Points East Coastal Drive touring region.

For the comfort of all our guests, the Cliffside Inn is not a “pet-friendly” establishment.

 

 

About Us

Each guest at the Cliffside Inn has access to…

  • Full breakfast
  • On-site Parking
  • Smoke Free Environment
  • Free Wireless Internet Access
  • Bathroom Amenities (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soaps, hair dryer)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Mini Fridge (in each room)
  • Microwave Oven (in each room)
  • Propane barbecue on the grounds
  • Beach Towels (Limited number on a “First Come, First Served” basis)
  • Beach Toys (Limited number on a “First Come, First Served” basis)
  • Badminton, volleyball, horse shoes, bocce ball, and croquet games
  • Board games
  • DVD Library
  • Fire pit for bonfires after dark
 

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The Cottage Suite

Located in the main building, this is ideal for the single traveller or a couple (sleeps 2 maximum).

Low Season: May 5th - June 15th, 2017 & September 18th - October 15th, 2017

Per night - $150.00 + taxes

High Season: June 16th - September 17th, 2017

Per night - $175.00 + taxes

Room Highlights:

  • Queen size bed
  • Egyptian cotton sheets (1200 thread count)
  • Hypo-allergenic pillows
  • 3 piece bathroom (shower, sink, toilet)
  • Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave oven
  • Private entrance from yard… you can be as inclusive or isolated as you choose.
  • Private balcony with amazing views of the Northumberland Strait
The Lookout Suite

Located in the main building, this 2 bedroom suite is perfect for the couple travelling with a child or in-law (sleeps 4 maximum).

Low Season: May 5th - June 15th, 2017 & September 18th - October 15th, 2017

Per night - $180.00 + taxes

High Season: June 16th - September 17th, 2017

Per night - $220.00 + taxes

Room Highlights:

  • King size bed in the main bedroom. Double bed in the smaller bedroom
  • Egyptian cotton sheets (1200 thread count) on the king size bed
  • Hypo-allergenic pillows
  • 4 piece bathroom (tub, shower, sink, toilet)
  • Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave oven
  • Private balcony with amazing views of the Northumberland Strait
The Suite

Located in the main building, this is two level, two bedroom suite with living area which can accommodate up to 6 people.

Low Season: May 5th - June 15th, 2017 & September 18th - October 15th, 2017

Per night - $220.00 + taxes - based on occupancy of 4 (extra costs for additional guests)

High Season: June 16th - September 17th, 2017

Per night - $260.00 + taxes - based on occupancy of 4 (extra costs for additional guests

Room Highlights:

  • King size bed in loft-like space overlooking the living room area. Queen size bed in the second room.
  • Egyptian cotton sheets (1200 thread count) on both beds
  • Hypo-allergenic pillows
  • 4 piece bathroom (tub, shower, sink, toilet)
  • Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave oven
  • Access to balcony with amazing views of the Northumberland Strait
  • Propane fireplace in the living room of the suite.
The Annex Suite

Located in the second building, this suite this is ideal for the single traveller or a couple (sleeps 2 maximum).

Low Season: May 5th - June 15th, 2017 & September 18th - October 15th, 2017

Per night - $160.00 + taxes

High Season: June 16th - September 17th, 2017

Per night - $190.00 + taxes

Room Highlights:

  • King size bed.  There is also a couch that can flip down to a double bed.
  • Egyptian cotton sheets (1200 thread count) on the king size bed
  • Hypo-allergenic pillows
  • 4 piece bathroom (tub, shower, sink, toilet)
  • Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave oven
  • Private balcony with amazing views of the Northumberland Strait
 

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Activities Close To The Cliffside Inn

Swimming at Panting Shore Road Beach:   (Travel Time:  5 minutes)

A secluded beach that attracts the local islanders and visitors who are lucky enough to know about it.  They say the temperatures are 10 degrees warmer than other beaches due to the shallow waters.  This beach is perfect for sun worshippers and families with small children. The pictures below were taken when the tide was out.

 

Searching For Sea Glass Beneath the Cliffs:   (On premises)

Genuine Sea Glass originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, broken tableware, or even shipwrecks, which are rolled and tumbled in the ocean for years until all of their edges are rounded off, and the slickness of the glass has been worn to a frosted appearance. Spend your time, during low tide, scouring the shore below the cliff for these glass gems.

We can only go below the cliffs during low tide and some physical exertion is required.

 

Rossignol Estate Winery:   (Travel Time: 5 minutes)

The Rossignol Estate Winery offers a remarkable variety of premium quality table wines, fruit wines and liqueurs. Visit the farm winery, vineyard and art gallery, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Northumberland Strait, sample fine wines, and peruse a wonderful selection of original artwork created by the owners and friends.

 

Bird Watching at MacLures Pond & Murray River Pines Trail:   (Travel Time:  20 minutes)

This natural area occupies ten acres on the east side of  MacLure’s Pond, at the western side of the village of Murray River. Located on Provincial crown land, the stand is one of the best examples of old growth pine forest with some of the trees dating to pre -1870. MacLures Pond offers bird watching opportunities around the spillway.

 

Murray Head:  (Travel Time: 15 minutes)

Marvel at the dramatic sandstone headlands plunging down to sandy beaches and cliff hugging sandstone rocks. Great vantage point looking out to Beach Point, the Murray Islands and over to Poverty Beach. The red clay road is for fine weather driving.

 

The Fishing Village of Murray Harbour:   (Travel Time: 15 minutes)

Murray Harbour began to achieve status as an important PEI port in the late 1700’s and is still a working harbour today. Take a walk through the town and talk to the fishermen as they land their catch of the day. Visit the Railhead Park and learn about the history of this very important part of Prince Edward Island.

 

King’s Castle Provincial Park:   (Travel Time: 20 minutes)

Located 3 km east of Murray River, this is a family area with favourite storybook characters found in statue form. Unique play equipment and scheduled recreational activities for children July and August. Park includes river beach access and shelters for family or group barbecues. Washroom facilities and canteen.

 

Day Trips:

Panmure Island: (Travel Time: 45 minutes)

Panmure Island features one of the most popular white sand beaches on PEI. The park provides life-guards for its supervised swimming areas. The location along a causeway gives water access on both sides of the highway with the sheltered St. Mary’s Bay on one side and an ocean beach on the other. The sand dunes on the ocean side provide a secluded atmosphere with long stretches of shoreline and a vast view of the ocean makes Panmure Island a beach lover’s haven. Tours are offered at the historic Panmure Island lighthouse.

 

Basin Head & Singing Sands: (Travel Time:  75 minutes)

Located off route 16, east of the town of Souris. Basin Head is a day park featuring a supervised a gorgeous white sand beach. Walk for hours along the beach while to you marvel at the sand dunes and sea life. The park also features a play area, food on site, washroom and shower facilities. The park is also home to the Basin Head Fisheries Museum. Singing Sands in Basin Head Provincial Park has been voted the #1 beach in Canada by www.vacay.ca because of its warm waters and unique sound. The singing beach may be caused by quartz sand.

 

East Point Light House: (Travel Time:  90 minutes)

Located 15 minutes east of Basin Head & Singing Sands, East Point Lighthouse (height: 19.5 metres)  is situated on the extreme eastern end of Prince Edward Island where the mighty tides of the St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait meet. As one of the Island’s itinerant lighthouses, the East Point Lighthouse has been moved several times due to poor positioning of the light and continuing erosion of the coastline. Today, the old fog alarm building houses crafts and an interpretive centre.

 

Victoria by-the-Sea:  (Travel Time: 75 minutes)

The village of Victoria is located on the south shore, between Charlottetown and Summerside. In the late 1800’s, Victoria was prosperous with three wharves and many thriving businesses.  Victoria became an important seaport with a significant amount of trade with Europe, the West Indies and other East Coast ports. In the days of the steamboats, Victoria was a regular stop for visitors from Charlottetown and places further afield, to spend a few days relaxing in the beautiful village by the sea. Visitors can get a true sense of the history of the village by viewing the exhibit “Keeper’s of the Light” at the Victoria Seaport Museum. Stroll the tree-lined streets that were laid out in the 1860’s.

 

Dalvay-by-the-Sea:  (Travel Time:  75 minutes)

Dalvay-by-the-Sea was the summer home of Alexander McDonald of Ohio.  Built in the architectural style of Queen Anne Revival, Dalvay was completed in 1896 and was used as the summer seaside resort for the McDonald family.  Construction costs were approximately $50,000. The lower half of the house was constructed of Island sandstone in its natural form. The huge fireplaces were also made of sandstone. The furnishings were purchased from all over the world during family travels in England, France, Italy, and Egypt. Dalvay-by-the-Sea has been featured as The White Sands Hotel in the Anne of Green Gables movies as well as in the television series, Road To Avonlea . Dalvay-by-the-Sea hosted The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 4, 2011 as part of the Royal Tour.

 

Brackley Beach: (Travel Time: 60 minutes)

Located on the north shore, Brackley Beach is  just 15 minutes from Charlottetown.  Here, you will find miles of pristine sandy beaches and majestic dunes.  Part of the P.E.I. National Park, Brackley Beach extends into Rustico Harbour and forms Rustico Island.

 

The Dunes Gallery & Café:  (Travel Time: 60 minutes)

Located minutes from Brackley Beach, The Dunes Gallery & Café is a shopper’s paradise.  With artwork from over 50 Canadian artists,  there is something for everyone here.  The Island Art Gallery features paintings and prints by Island’s leading artists.  The architecturally striking complex overlooks beautiful water gardens and panoramic dunes. Dine in the café that overlooks the incredible gardens.  Follow the garden paths and discover hundreds of sculptures… all are for sale.  In addition to the  artwork, the Dunes offers modern furniture, fashions, accessories, and housewares.

 

Greenwich & St. Peters Bay:  (Travel Time: 50 minutes)

Experience one of Canada’s unique natural treasures at the Greenwich site of PEI National Park.  The spectacular parabolic  dune system rises above white-sand beaches and acts as a stunning backdrop to an extensive trail system that includes a floating boardwalk.

St. Peters Bay dates back as early as the 1700s with the French settlers. In 1720 the Village of St. Peters was established and 1953 was incorporated into the community of St. Peters Bay. The St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church overlooks St. Peters Bay. The construction for this church began in 1830 and was completed by 1834.

 

Cavendish & Green Gables Heritage Place:  (Travel Time: 75 minutes)

Perhaps the most famous of all the beaches in Prince Edward Island, Cavendish has an average daily population of 10,000 people  in July & August.   A boardwalk at Cavendish Beach carries beach goers over the fragile sand dunes fringing the edge of the beach and separating it from MacNeill’s Pond in the southeast.

Green Gables Heritage Place is the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. Designated in 2004, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site includes the site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home and Green Gables Heritage Place.

 

 

Charlottetown:  (Travel Time: 45 minutes)

The capital of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown played host to  the 1864 Charlottetown Conference of the Fathers of Confederation and it is the Birthplace of Confederation. Be sure to take in Confederation House, stroll the waterfront boardwalks, tour historic churches, dine at an outdoor eatery, and get your picture taken with Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister.

 

 

Lighthouses in the Area:

Wood Islands Lighthouse Museum:  (Travel Time:  10 minutes)

The Wood Islands Lighthouse was founded in 1876 to aid marine traffic in the Northumberland Strait between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as fishing boats in and around the harbour. It is the second oldest lighthouse, with an attached dwelling and tower of this style, on Prince Edward Island. Today, this Lighthouse is an Interpretive Museum with 10-plus themed rooms featuring historical displays from the Rum-Running era to the Burning/Phantom Ship. A must for Lighthouse Lovers!

Point Prim Lighthouse (Travel Time:  25 minutes)

Built in 1845, the Point Prim lighthouse is the first ad oldest lighthouse on Prince Edward Island.  It is also one of only a few round brick lighthouses in Canada. Tours of the lighthouse are available mid-June to mid-September.

 

 

Cape Bear Lighthouse & Marconi Museum (Travel Time: 15 minutes)

Built in 1881, this four-storey square tapered wooden structure overlooks rugged sandstone cliffs and looks out to the beautiful Northumberland Strait. The museum features a replica of the Cape Bear Marconi Station, believed to be the first Canadian land station to receive and forward distress signals from the Titanic on that fateful night of April 14,1912.  The lighthouse is still operational and height is 12.4 meters. (36ft.).

 

 

Golf Courses in the Area:

  • Brudenell River – Cardigan, PEI
  • Dundarave – Cardigan, PEI
  • Crowbush – Morrell/St. Peter’s Bay, PEI
  • Belfast Highland – Belfast, PEI
  • Fox Meadow Golf & Country Club – Stratford, PEI
  • Avondale Golf Couse – Vernon River, PEI
 

Gallery

Aerial Shots Of The Property:

The Grounds:

The Common Rooms:

Breakfasts:

Seals Below The Cliff:

Best Seats In The House:

Sunrises & Sunsets:

Fishing Boats In The Strait:

Cruise Ships Passing By:

Below The Cliff:

Searching For Sea Glass:

The Gardens:

Guests Enjoying Themselves:

 

What Our Guests Are Saying....

What Our Guests Are Saying…

  • “The pictures on your website do not do this place justice. It is breathtaking.”… B & K – St. Cloud, Florida
  • “All we can say is WOW!”… D & J – Shelton, Connecticut
  • “Cliffside – What a treasure!”… Patty – Hamilton, Ontario
  • “Can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful week.”…. J & R – Ottawa, Ontario
  • “Thank you for taking such good care of us. I don’t want to leave.”… S & R – Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • “Thank you for providing such an awe-inspiring experienced.”… T & D – Toronto, Ontario
  • “What a lovely tranquil place. We would love to come back.”G & C
  • “Beautiful, peaceful, rich in history and natural surroundings.”… K & P – Meadows, Manitoba
  • “You went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and entertaining.”… Calgary, Alberta
  • “An amazing place to stay. We don’t want to go home.”… C & E – Fenwick, Ontario
  • “It felt like home the moment we drove up the driveway.”… J & G – Gatineau, Quebec
  • “Thank you for a wonderful stay at your beautiful slice of paradise.”… P & R -Kingston, Ontario
  • “Thank you for all your kindness. We loved our stay.”… J & S – Peterborough, Ontario
  • “A wonderful spot to stay. Beautiful view and great hospitality!”… L & B – Sherwood Park, Alberta
  • “Loved it here!”… D & C – Vancouver, British Columbia
  • “Thank you for everything. You really have been a part of making our vacation memorable.”… R & M – Ogema, Saskatchewan
  • “Thank you!  We stayed here 30 years ago and this time was so much better”… T & T, Ontario, Canada
  • “Thank you for making our stay on the island that much more special.”…. A & S – NYC, New York
  • “Our room was everything we could have wanted – views, bedding – Top Drawer!!”… T & G – Alliston, Ontario
  • “The most amazing home and the best host!”… The Lock Family -Singapore
  • “We highly recommend this place and it will be on the top of our list when we make it back to PEI.”…. Daniel – Kansas City, Missouri
  • “Thank you so much for the perfect stay. It felt like home.”… Rob – Massachusetts
  • “The Cliffside Inn is amazing – so beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing.”… G & D – Dundas, Ontario
  • “We love it here!”… S & J – Ottawa, Ontario
  • “This is truly a gem. The accommodations are truly first class”… V & R – Chippewa Bay, New York
  • “The inn is beautiful. The view is amazing, and the place is so peaceful.”… Sherry – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • “This is more like a boutique hotel than it is an inn.”…  Ken – Toronto, Ontario
  • “We lounged around the inn all day. I felt like we were in a villa.”….  Katrin – Munich, Germany.
  • “I love this place. Do I have to go home?”…. Ashley – Edmonton, Alberta
  • “The Cliffside is clean, quiet, safe, and offers magnificent views of the shoreline. It will be the only place we would consider staying when we return to PEI.”… Rich & Dotti – Avon, Connecticut
  • “It’s, by far, the nicest place we’ve stayed at on this trip.”… Joanne -Toronto, Ontario
  • “Our host, Bob, is the epitome of Maritime hospitality. His down to earth charm and good cheer leave you knowing you’ve found a home away from home.”…  Victoria & Paul – Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

 

 

About Us

Cliffside Inn
11561 Shore Road
Little Sands, PEI

Canada C0A 1W0

E-Mail:  cliffsideinnpei@gmail.com