Brackley Beach abuts Prince Edward Island National Park, so park access is easy and sand is in ample supply. Because this is more a chunk of coastline than an actual community, Brackley Beach offers considerably fewer amenities than neighboring Cavendish. Activities here are refreshingly simple. Water sports, for example, tend to be the nonmotorized kind, and gentle pursuits like bird-watching are popular (area waterways attract many migratory species). Nevertheless, lodgings such as Shaw’s have been in business for generations, so clearly there is enough here to warrant guests’ return.