Long a picturesque fishing port with stunning views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, North Rustico is also one of the most central locations for all points within Prince Edward Island. Here, you’re close to the Island’s famous lobster suppers and deep sea fishing excursions, and only a 20-minute drive from the capital city of Charlottetown. You’re even closer to Cavendish and its family-friendly activities and impeccable beach at Prince Edward Island National Park. Located mid-Isle, both tips of the Island are easily accessible, with Tignish to the west and East Point to the east.
Rustico is the oldest Acadian settlement in Prince Edward Island, and was, in fact, one of the first communities established in "La Nouvelle Acadie" following the Treaty of Paris in 1763. A number of historically significant buildings are found in this contemporary "L'Acadie de L'Ile". They serve as a legacy of the past and commemorate the determination and ingenuity of the Acadians. The Inn itself is one of eight major historic sites in the area. The other seven, all within walking distance of the Inn, are: The Doucette House, St. Augustine's Church, The Pioneer Cemetery, St. Mark's Anglican Church, Belcourt Centre, Clifford's Lane, and the Farmers' Bank which houses exhibits illustrating the early days of the Rustico Acadians.
Visit these wonderful historic sites while staying at The Barachois and experience the rich Acadian history and heritage of the area.