Swimming and beach activities
Ready for a little fun in the sun? PEI National Park is famous around the world for its spectacular beaches, but that’s just the start. Ready to build some waterfront property? Bring the family and join renowned sand sculptor and art teacher Maurice Bernard to learn the tricks of the trade for building spectacular sculptures in the sand. Finish off the day at Oceanview where the setting sun paints the red stone cliffs of Cavendish in colours you’ll see here and nowhere else.
Please note: Cameras may be used on site for wildlife monitoring.
Surf conditions on PEI Now: Updated between July and Labour Day and aim to be posted by 11 am daily.
2021 season details to come.
Cavendish Beach, Brackley Beach and Stanhope Beach offer supervised swimming, accessible beach access, mobility mats, accessible washrooms and designated parking for those with limited mobility.
Mobility mats are special mat surfaces at the base of the beach entrance ramp, which stretch over the soft sand and give access to the hard-packed wet sand along the water’s edge. This creates an easy path of access for wheels of all kinds.
Parks Canada offers two different wheelchairs to suit your desired beach activities. Sand wheelchairs have wider, softer tires, which easily navigate the uneven sand surface. Buoyant wheelchairs have a special design to allow the user to get right in the water.