Fodor's Expert Review Cavendish Beach

Prince Edward Island National Park Beach Fodor's Choice
Close to—but far enough from—the tourist hot spots of Cavendish, and protected within the Prince Edward Island National Park, this wonderful beach has a long stretch of clean, soft sand backed by dunes, low cliffs, a boardwalk, and a bike trail. Various access points (with boardwalks and stairs in place mid-May through September 30) add to its popularity, but it's big enough to provide plenty of space for all. Organized activities include lessons in sand sculpting and interactive activities and nature exhibits in the Discovery Dome tent, and there are trails through the dunes with interpretive panels along the way. The admission charge to enter the national park during high season is a small price to pay. Don't head for home when the sun starts to set—the glow of its final rays on the rich red cliffs is an unforgettable sight. Pets are not allowed on the beach from April through mid-October. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (free); showers; toilets. Best for: sunrise;... READ MORE
Close to—but far enough from—the tourist hot spots of Cavendish, and protected within the Prince Edward Island National Park, this wonderful beach has a long stretch of clean, soft sand backed by dunes, low cliffs, a boardwalk, and a bike trail. Various access points (with boardwalks and stairs in place mid-May through September 30) add to its popularity, but it's big enough to provide plenty of space for all. Organized activities include lessons in sand sculpting and interactive activities and nature exhibits in the Discovery Dome tent, and there are trails through the dunes with interpretive panels along the way. The admission charge to enter the national park during high season is a small price to pay. Don't head for home when the sun starts to set—the glow of its final rays on the rich red cliffs is an unforgettable sight. Pets are not allowed on the beach from April through mid-October. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (free); showers; toilets. Best for: sunrise; sunset; swimming; walking. READ LESS
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Quick Facts

Graham's La.
Cavendish, Prince Edward Island  Canada

902-672–6350-weekdays 8:30–4:30

www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/pe/pei-ipe/index.aspx

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Park entrance fee C$7.80

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