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“Iconic lighthouse experience”

Point Prim Lighthouse
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USD 405.63*
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Private Coastal Lighthouse and Winery Tour from Charlottetown
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2017

It's a pretty drive (aren't they all?) and you are rewarded by an open historic lighthouse. You can climb up 60 feet, chat with very enthusiastic guides/staff and learn about the lighthouse. They've just installed the old light on a new turntable, so you can ask to see it work. On a sunny day, it's impossible to take a bad picture, the place is so pretty. Walk the red rock beach at low tide and hunt for little crabs and starfish.

Thank KatikaOttawa
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PointPrimLighthouse, Public Relations Manager at Point Prim Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Always loved Pt Prim Lighthouse. No better sunset views. Tours of the lighthouse! And my fav chowder house steps away (make a reservation! Pt Prim Chowder House!)
But last week they made it even better. Great gift shop with local art, lighthouses and tons of fun things to take home.

1  Thank parryaftab
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PointPrimLighthouse, Public Relations Manager at Point Prim Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thanks, Parry! We are really excited about our new gift shop, too! :)

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The most friendly staff I have ever encountered! ! The gift shop is all products from PEI..no made in China stuff here!! And moat of it is from decendant of the former lighthouse keepers. The view from the lighthouse is stunning. And for little kids to young to go up there is a sandbox with toys and boat to play in.

1  Thank Brandie T
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PointPrimLighthouse, Public Relations Manager at Point Prim Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review, Brandie! So happy you had a great time!

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were very excited to visit this Lighthouse, and we weren't disappointed. To climb up the inside and get to the top was a treat, seeing how a lighthouse keeper lived, various different lenses and lights that had been used over the years, and even getting to read some of the history of the lighthouse and the island.

1  Thank Quinn M
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PointPrimLighthouse, Marketing at Point Prim Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Quinn,

Happy to hear you had a wonderful time at the lighthouse!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first lighthouse visit and I really liked it. This one was more authentic with displays on each level showing how the keeper would have lived.
Very steep stairways up- my friend stopped halfway...
Amazing views from the top.
Admission was $5 and it is self guided.
Only suggestion here is that more handrails are needed as it was somewhat difficult to find places to hold as you go down

Thank jlasn
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PointPrimLighthouse, Public Relations Manager at Point Prim Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your comments - we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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