Conveniently situated in P.E.I’s western region (and only about 20 minutes from the Confederation Bridge), you’ll find the second largest city on the island. Summerside is home to great food, fun activities, and shopping for cottage visitors, residents, and tourists.
Before planning your next P.E.I. adventure, here are some places to eat, play, and shop when you visit Summerside.
Where to eat in Summerside
Summerside boasts many delicious opportunities, and it’s not hard to find local Island fare or a tasty treat when you are in the area.
Coffee and tea lovers will be able to spend time at Samuel’s Coffee House sipping on their favourite beverage or enjoying a bite to eat.
If you are taking food back home or to your cottage, Water Street Bakery and Deli has sandwiches and pizza, as well as baked goods such as donuts, date squares, and pies. Be sure to stock up before you head out of town.
Where to shop
There are many local shops to check out, including Spinnakers’ Landing. Conveniently located right along the shore, this boardwalk-style shopping area is filled with local shops and places to eat, and from time-to-time, live music and entertainment.
Another great place to shop is the Summerside Farmers’ Market (seasonally, on Saturdays) for local food, produce, meat, cheese, and hand-crafted items.
What to do in Summerside
The city is home to historic sites and buildings with museums to visit and daily tours to take.
You can also visit the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, a celebration of P.E.I.’s sports history and achievements.
One of the newer additions to Summerside is The Knot Beach Bar and Rentals. Rent kayaks or stand-up paddleboards for some on-the-water adventuring or rent their bikes to tour around. Afterwards, sit on their patio for a cold beverage by the beach front.
Get your tickets for the Harbourfront Theatre and one of their many upcoming musical shows, comedy acts, or special performances.