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Watch the sunrise while enjoying early morning coffee on the deck. Savor the Island breezes as you watch the fishing boats come and go from five harbours.
Ideal for relaxing and reading

Escape into a book or watch the resident seals swim in St. Mary’s Bay. Occasionally porpoises can be seen jumping in the ocean waters. This is a great area to dig for clams, beach comb or fly kites. Birdlife is abundant including Eagles and the Great Blue Heron.

Delve into history at St. Andrews Point Pioneer Cemetery. Kites, boules, horseshoes, croquet and games available. In August borrow a rod to fish for mackerel off Lower Montague wharf.

If privacy is your passion and relaxation your sole desire, then escape from the world at Moonlight Cottage By-the-Sea. Leave time for the calm and serene feeling that comes from watching changes in the wide open sky from sunrise to sunset.

You'll see stars in the night sky like you've never seen them before. At night you can enjoy the quiet of the country and watch the moon rise. Moonlight Cottage By-the-Sea was so named because on the night of a full moon, from your bed or the deck, watch the moonlight shimmer and glisten on ocean waters.

For more activity, hike the coastal road or when the tide is low, miles of beach. You can cycle as this is one of the prettiest coastal roads to cycle on P.E.I. Confederation Trail with an extensive trail system groomed for cycling and hiking starts in Montague, just 10km away.


Coastal touring and sightseeing are one of the best activities. The short driving distances are an advantage for sight seeing. The area is one of the most beautiful coastal destinations in North America. One is never far from photo perfect fishing harbours, picturesque lighthouses, miles of pristine beaches and tidy farms. The red sandstone cliffs and soil, green grass and blue water give a patchwork quilted effect to this Island. The coastlines are accessible and provide great excursions.

  • 20 minutes to fishing villages of Murray River, Murray Harbour and Beach Point
  • 10 minutes to a great restaurant
  • 40 minutes to Greenwich Dunes National Park
  • 40 minutes to Charlottetown
  • 60 minutes to Cavendish National Park

World Class Golf! Moonlight Cottage By-the-Sea is close to 14 picture perfect golf courses. For golfers, it is a dream come true, as three of Canada’s top golf courses are within a short drive (Brudenell, Dundarave, and The Links at Crowbush Cove).

  • 40 minutes to The Links at Crowbush Cove (4.5 star rating by Golf Digest)
  • 20 minutes to Brudenell River (4 star rating by Golf Digest)
  • 20 minutes to Dundarave (4.5 star rating by Golf Digest)
  • 40 minutes to Fox Meadow (4 star rating by Golf Digest)

Over 50 natural beaches to explore in eastern PEI
Some of the most enduring images of Prince Edward Island are endless white sand dune beaches ….

  • 15 minutes to Panmure Island Beach
  • 25 minutes to Sally's Beach
  • 40 minutes to Greenwich Beach
  • 50 minutes to Basin Head Beach

Shopping: It is a casual 10-minute drive along a winding coastline, past a lighthouse to Montague. Montague is the largest community in eastern Prince Edward Island with restaurants, a liquor store, grocery stores, a hospital and a health club with an indoor swimming pool.

Enjoy a seaside vacation on Prince Edward Island, named as one of the world’s best islands to visit. (Travel and Leisure magazine)

For more information on the province contact Tourism PEI


By email: perrin@moonlightcottage.ca
By phone: (902) 838-8441

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