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, and beach wheelchairs are available for those with mobility issues. Organized activities include lessons in sand sculpting on Wednesday afternoons and there are trails through the dunes with interpretive panels along the way. 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. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (free); showers; toilets. Best for: sunrise; sunset; swimming; walking.

Beach Views Fodor's Choice Family Outdoor

Quick Facts

Graham's La.
Cavendish, Prince Edward Island  Canada

902-672–6350-weekdays 8:30–4:30

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Park entrance fee C$7.90

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