Located just 25 km from the Wood Islands Ferry, Cape Bear Lighthouse stands on Prince Edward Island’s Southeast coast.

Established in 1881, it is still in operation today, with a light visible for up to 22 km (14 miles) and an amazing view of the Northumberland Strait and Nova Scotia.

Climb to the lantern room to view the panoramic vista of cliffs, beaches, fishing boats, and marine life. Learn about Cape Bear Marconi Station’s unique connection to the Titanic,  and view displays depicting the past life of the Cape Bear area.

Visit the gift shop for crafts made by local artisans, and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables on site.


There’s lots to see and do while you’re in the neighbourhood! We’re on the Points East Coastal Drive – follow the starfish signs to some of our 50 Beaches and great local attractions in Murray Harbour, Murray River, and surrounding areas! 

Points East Coastal Drive

Visit the Points East website for Things To Do, Places To Stay, and Places to Eat!

Designated Heritage Place plaque

Did you know? The Lighthouse is a Provincial Designated Heritage Place, recognized by both Parks Canada and the Government of PEI.

Cape Bear Lighthouse and Marconi Station, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving this historic location.

All members of the Board of Directors are volunteers who donate their time and expertise. Donations to support our mission are always welcome – and tax receipts are available through Canada Helps.

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