Cavendish Beach, Cavendish

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#1 of 34 in Parks in Prince Edward Island
Hike, swim, or stroll at Cavendish Beach, a long stretch of coastline within a national park. Extending for 8 km (5 mi), the broad natural sand beach offers a variety of car-accessible points with supervised swimming spots. Dip into the clear blue waters, warmed by the Gulf stream, or trek along the interpretive nature trails to learn about the local ecology. Backed by red sandstone cliffs and dunes, the coastal area has an auburn glow to it. Grab a drink or ice cream from the onsite shop, and rent a beach chair to relax and take in the view. A paved path above the beach makes for scenic jogging. You can plan Cavendish trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • A nice drive from Charlottetown on a nice November day. The waves were large and the wind was cold. You can see in the photo how much the sand moves as it had comes lately filled in the stairs. The pa...  more »
  • Dunes, beaches, it is singularly picturesque lacking! Except if like us you have the chance of hitting a small Fox (one of the symbols of the island) lying limply on the low side. Attention, defence to feed them fine!
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  • We stopped by here after visiting Green Gables and we were pretty glad that we did. The walking paths are pretty easy, and they give you pretty decent views of the dunes and the red cliffs. The trails...  more »

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The pleasant fields of Cavendish are dotted with a host of holiday accommodations, from cabins and campgrounds to guesthouses and cottages. Most of these can be found on or just off Cavendish Road, which also offers access to the famous setting of L.M. Montgomery's classic "Anne of Green Gables." For the best views over the water and easy access to the beach, stay in a coastal cottage along Rue du Golf Shore Parkway West.
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