Prince Edward Island is surrounded by many beaches just miles of sand. When I think of the word beach, bliss comes to mind. Looking for singing bliss? Try walking and scuffing your feet back and forth in the Singing Sands of Basin Head. Try a little clam digging bliss at a shallow beach like Pinette Beach or Tea Hill Beach. Looking for long walks on the beach then you might be interested in Greenwich or Cabot Beach. Perhaps you want to join the many others who sun bathe at Cavendish Beach and Brackley Beach.
There are so many beaches all along the shores of PEI I just didn’t have time to get to them all today. I have mapped out a few of my favourites and will try and tell you a bit about each.
Cavendish Beach has many visitors through the summer. This beach is great for sun bathing, walking, exploring and I have noticed a number of Goecaching going on here as well. A park fee is collected at the gate when you go through and this is to improve the roads and such. The park opens at 10 am and closes at 6pm, so to avoid the toll fee you could get in before 10 am.
North Rustico Harbour is a great beach to go to, great for walking, sunbathing and can be a little busy at times. The nice thing about it is you are not far from anywhere being here.
Brackley Beach like Cavendish is a very popular beach with many visitors each day. I asked Google the distance from Charlottetown and the response was 18 minutes.
Greenwich National Park has a rather uniqueness to it all on its own. The long boardwalk over the dunes and marsh allow for an adventure to the beach area. Put on your walking shoes for sure if you are heading out and bring plenty of water. This Beach area has magnificent sand dunes.
Cable Head Beach is one that I like to explore, I have found beach glass on the shores here but it is dwindling like most places. Another great walking beach and not as busy as most.
Singing Sands Beach is what it says, you can walk along and shuffle your feet and the sand will sing to you. This is a beautiful spot to come to, the sand feels different here and is truly nice to walk on. I’d call this a relaxing beach, come bring a chair and read a book, it can get busy here also.
Sally’s Beach is very nice for a picnic beach I remember plenty of picnic tables around, then you can venture to the beach afterward. It opens June 13 and closes Sept 11 this is a Provincial Park.
Panmure Island is another Provincial Park and a nice place if you are camping. Definitely a bird watching beach with many Piping Plovers running ahead of your step.
Pinette Beach is a shallow beach Provincial Park with open and close hours, nice picnic area great for clam digging.
Tea Hill Beach is a great shallow beach as well, you see clam diggers there all the time. This strip of beach has a lot to explore including beach glass and hermit crabs that your little one will love chasing.
Argyle Shore has the red sand shores. Great beaches to explore the waters edge. I am not big on swimming on the South shore however the water is warmer. We have turned up beach glass on the south shore as well.
Chelton Beach always has a spot in my heart. Also on the South Shore and has a play ground, a little food concession set up in summer hours and just an overall nice relaxing beach.
Cabot Beach is among one of PEI’s beautiful beaches for sure. Plenty of Geocaching going on here, with a lot of relaxing. You can walk for miles, and take a thousand pictures. A sunset on the north shore shining off the water can be captured here.
Well this is it for Grannies report on “B” beaches. Do you visit the beach? What sorts of things do you do besides swimming at the beach do you do? Thats it for today.