Victoria by the Sea, PEI

Victoria by the Sea

Check out our latest vlog on our staycation in PEI!

Victoria by the Sea fits the “Maritimes” description perfectly, a small fishing village right on the ocean, with lovely little touristy shops to check out and the Lobster Barn – the home of the most delicious lobster rolls that I’ve ever had!

Victoria is on the south shore of Prince Edward Island and is only 30 minutes outside of Charlottetown, or less than 20 minutes from the Confederation Bridge. It’s right on the water and not very big. When we arrived, we saw local fishermen unloading their catch on the dock, and a few fishing boats docked at the wharf.

Let’s dive in and take a look at some of the things to do while visiting “Victoria by the Sea”:

The Lobster Barn -19 Main Street, Victoria, PE

Before we arrived in Prince Edward Island, my mom had googled places that the locals like to eat, and that’s how we stumbled across the Lobster Barn – and it was amazing! It actually looks just like a barn and has a lot of rustic and nautical vibes – and the most amazing lobster rolls that I’ve ever had!

The Lobster Barn

The place was busy, and with COVID restrictions reservations were recommended. We didn’t have reservations but they didn’t mind at all and sat us at the bar so that we could still enjoy the food.

They promptly served us our drinks and Greg had ordered a local brew on draft – a strawberry rhubarb sour by Upstreet Craft Brewing, and I ordered a local cider “2 Scots 3 Apples” by Riverdale Orchard Cidery.

2 Scots 3 Apples by Riverdale Orchard Cidery

Next we ordered our local appetizer of Traditional Island Blue Mussels – $10, they also had two other variations of coconut curry, or 3 spice (for those spicy lovers, which we are but we had non-spicy lovers with us!)

Traditional Island Blue Mussels – $10

For our mains – I obviously was ordered the lobster roll since that is what they are famous for at the lobster barn, and thank goodness I did! That was seriously the best lobster roll that I’ve ever had in my life. Usually when you order lobster rolls, you seem to not have a lot of lobster on it for what you are paying, but at the Lobster Barn they really piled on the fresh lobster, on a perfectly toasted buttered bun, with their own homemade sweet mayonnaise. The lobster roll (with a side of salad, fries, potato salad, etc.) comes to $19 but it really is worth the price for how much you get on the lobster roll!

Lobster Roll with a Caesar salad – $19

Greg wanted to get something slightly different – but still try their lobster (since we were at the Lobster Barn after all!) so he ordered the Lobster Bacon Sandwich, which again came with a lot of lobster on a buttery toasted bun with homemade sriracha mayonnaise and bacon. His was delicious as well and came to $17.

Lobster and Bacon sandwich with fries – $17

It truly is such a great spot to check out if you are in the area. Amazing food, great staff and a fun ambience with all of the rustic, nautical decor and the maritime music playing.

If you don’t have time to stop by and dine in, don’t worry – they also have a take out window too!

Island Chocolates – 7 Main Street, Victoria, PE

Looking for dessert or a coffee after your lobster? Well, right up the street is a lovely little chocolate store “Island Chocolates” that has all sorts of chocolates to satisfy your sweet tooth and fancy speciality coffees to wash it down.

Island Chocolates, Victoria by the Sea

The staff was very friendly, and the store was set up for social distancing with COVID, one direction only to maintain traffic. We didn’t try any of their coffee (but some others dining there had some beautiful, fancy coffees while we were walking around), but we did buy a selection of their chocolates (they didn’t last long!) they were really delicious and very bold flavours.

Shops on the Wharf

Looking to shop? There were lots of great little touristy shops on the wharf. We stopped in at “How Bizaar” which is a really fun store with all kinds of accessories and clothing from around the globe with really great prices. Greg bought two really cute pairs of earrings for his sister and I for $13. Emmett & Ellie’s is also a really lovely little gift store with lovely soaps and nautical decor.

If you don’t want to shop, why not just go for a nice stroll up the wharf and watch the fishermen unload their catch, or watch the fishing boats go by? There’s also a cute little lighthouse to check out!

On the wharf at Victoria by the Sea

Other Things to Do

If you are looking for more fun, they also have kayaking rentals in the summer time, or clam digging excursions. Make sure to check their website victoriabythesea.ca or welcomepei.com for more information!

View from the Wharf

Check out our YouTube vlog to see more of our adventures at Victoria by the Sea!

Let us know in the comments where we should check out next!

Published by MaritimeMeg

Hey Maritimers and fellow explorers! My name is Meg, and my sidekick is Greg! I’m a Canadian/maritimer born and raised, and Greg is an American living here in the maritimes now. Join us on our adventures together!

27 thoughts on “Victoria by the Sea, PEI

  1. Makes me want to go out now, I wish we can all go out like we used to do. Beautiful place to explore, thanks for sharing this with us.

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  2. love those lobster roll sandwich with combination of ceasar salad….been to nearby island of nova scotia but not with prince edward…fishing as a hobby would be nice when i retire….thnx for sharing

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    1. That’s actually a really great suggestion that we will absolutely try out. I’ve never tried vegan fish imitations before but we are open to it! On our β€œto try” list we want to check out a local vegetarian/vegan restaurant where we live and will hopefully be able to blog our experience when we get there too! Thank you so much for reading and for your great suggestion! πŸ’œ

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  3. You definitely had a good time and thank you for taking me with you virtually. I have enjoyed your post and would definitely visit Prince Edward island.

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  4. Love your vlog and one thing I must say, your images are really damn beautiful. They are adding so much beauty to this blog. πŸ™‚

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  5. This reminds me of a little town we have over by where I live called Cedar Key. Its nothing but little shops and fishermen. It’s the #1 producer of USA’s farm-raised clams. I would love to visit here.

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