Wagner’s cottages is in a prime location for PEI for those who want a vacation from the hussle and bussle. However, there are many activities on site and near-by to make your vacation both exciting and relaxing.
Just outside your door
On site there are kayaks and canoes that our visitors may use, free of charge.
We suggest taking a paddle west, around the bend and up the river as a beautiful paddle awaits. Or you can do north-east towards the sand hills: giant hills of soft sand that protect our waters from the ocean. 9 miles of secluded beach is a breath of fresh air to the crowded beaches of Cavendish. On the hills, a variety of activities await you. Many visitors like to collect driftwood as it can be used for a variety of projects. Others enjoy taking long walks on the beach while listening to the calming waves go in and out. Others like to start a fire and watch the sun begin to set. The sand hills are perfect for kite flying, so bring your kite! Don’t forget to bring water and a snack as the paddle over can really build an appetite.
In front of the cottages lay shallow waters that are home to many sea creatures. Clams are very common in front of our cottages so bring a pail or pot and dig up some clams and have a traditional island clam bake. Just look for the clams airholes in the sand, then using a shovel, plunger or your hands, dig it up.
Within a 15 minute drive
We have many attractions that are within a 15 minute drive that are perfect for a morning or after noon excursion.
The Landing Oyster House and Pub in Tyne Valley is a great place to stop by for a meal & a cold pint of Island Crafted Beer. A full service casual dining room offers something for everyone, including children & seafood lovers. Only 10 minutes away! Call 1(902)831-2992 for reservations!
If you are eager to learn, there are four museums close by that are worth checking out. The Bideford Parsonage Museum is a restored historical home located in Bideford PEI that was once home to the world famous author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Take a guided tour through the historical home and learn about her life there plus the history of the home, the area and the restoration process.
Just up the road from the Parsonage Museum is the Shellfish Museum which focuses on the oyster industry on PEI.
Just a short distance from these two neighboring museums is Green Park Provincial Park where you will find the Historic Yeo House and the Shipbuilding Museum.
The Catch Kitchen + Bar is located in scenic West Point, PEI overlooking an active fishing wharf and marina. Our menu showcases local seafood, meat and produce in a casual setting. Enjoy a pint of Island made craft beer and a pot of steamed mussels on our oceanside patio. Watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch while you relish our gourmet burgers, delicious lobster rolls and sample offerings from the raw bar. Walk in, get hooked!
Mill River Fun Park is just a 27 minute drive and provides a days worth of fun water activities for the whole family. Attractions include a swimming pool, sea of balls, bumper boats, pirate ship, kiddies’ pool with waterslides, giant twister slide and the Aqua Rage.
If you are looking for a more grown-up adventure try taking a drive west on the North Cape Coastal Drive up to North Cape. There you will find a facinating wind test site & interpretive centre, one of the first lighthouses, a seafood restaurant, gift shop, natural rock reef, and the black marsh nature trail.
Also located on the North Cape Coastal Drive is West Point Lighthouse Museum. Also nearby is a restaurant, public beach and day park.
Festivals and Events
Don’t forget the many festivals and events that occur on PEI, check out Festivals and Events PEI for more information.