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Panmure Island (Prince Edward Island)

Panmure Island (Prince Edward Island) is located in Prince Edward Island
Panmure Island (Prince Edward Island)
Location of Panmure Island in PEI
This article is about the island. Consult Panmure Island for information about the community.

Panmure Island is a small Canadian island located off the east coast of Prince Edward Island in the Lot 61 township in Kings County.

The island is located about 1 km from the nearest point on Prince Edward Island. Panmure Island was connected to Prince Edward Island by sand bars at low tide but since the 1960s, an artificial causeway has carried a road to the island.

This causeway also created an extensive barrier beach and sand dune formation, which is now protected by Panmure Island Provincial Park; this park is not actually located on the island but along the causeway. The causeway has faced increased wave erosion in recent years and the provincial government has spent a significant amount to preserve the connection despite rising sea levels and increased storms.

The island contains the oldest wooden lighthouse on Prince Edward Island, near the northern end of the causeway.

The island is home to the community of Panmure Island, which derives its name from the island.
Sunset from the north shore of Panmure Island
Haflinger horse at Panmure Head Lighthouse

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