Norman Bay, with a population of 45, is an isolated community that lies in an extension of Martin Bay, approximately 30km northeast of Charlottetown. The community is reliant on Charlottetown for most of their services.
Norman Bay may have been named after a Norman family (or Families) who wintered there in the late 1800's. It was a winter settlement for the fishing station of Snug Harbour and Venison Tickle. During resettlement in the late 1960's, the Ward family at Snug Harbour resisted pressures to move and instead made Norman Bay their home. They were late joined by a few other families. Norman Bay has a small, which is named Norman Bay School, K - 11, with grade 12 offered through CDLI (Center of Distance Learning and Innovation). They have two teachers and 14 students. Norman Bay has a government wharf used for the ferry services between Norman Bay and Charlottetown twice per week between the months of June and November. Norman Bay has a winter connection by a groomed snowmobile trail, and a 1.6 km. Road through the community. There is a small clinic used by the nurses from Charlottetown when they visit. There is a community hall used for meetings and other general purposes. Norman Bay has a Diesel Hydro plant which supplies fifteen homes, a school and a community hall with electricity. There is a storage shed which is used by the local fishermen to store their fishing gear. Some individuals fish for a living and others leave their community to look for work. The residents still lobby for a road connection.