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Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island

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Cavendish Beach

Cavendish Beach at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

Located in the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on the island of Prince Edward in Canada, Cavendish Beach is picture perfect. Nestled between sandy dunes on one side and sandstone cliffs on the other, the creamy sands of Cavendish Beach are straight out of the fantasy of an imaginative writer. The natural beauty of the beach is breathtaking and the balmy weather perfect for a vacation.

There are three Cavendish Beaches:

Cavendish Main Beach – This is the main Cavendish Beach. The beach has a complex which has a canteen, changing rooms, and washrooms.

Cavendish Campground Beach – A perfect family gateway, camping on the beach is an exciting experience. This section of the beach is closer to the national park campground.

Cavendish Spit – It is a barrier beach that protects the opening to New London Bay.

Attractions near the beaches:

Ripley’s Believe It or Not: You can visit the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum which showcases a Jurassic sized Stegosaurus skeleton and a 20 ft section of the Berlin Wall. There are hundreds of other exhibits on display in about 12 galleries.

Wax World of the Stars: Located right next to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, is a wax museum. Pose with your favorite actors, sport stars, and comic character’s wax idols. Be it Michael Jordan or Julia Roberts or Pinocchio – you name it and the Wax World of the Stars has it.

Sandspit Amusement Park: A hit with both adults and kids alike, the amusement park has over 15 different rides. Ride the Ferris Wheel & Cyclone Roller Coaster, cool off on the boats, or head to the golf course.

Prince Edward Island National Park: The national park has a rich collection of plants, trees, and medicinal herbs. This national park inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to write her famous novel, Anne of Green Gables.

Cavendish is popular all over the world for its striking beaches, unexcelled hospitality, boundless adventures, scenic appeal and its golf. The credit for making Cavendish stand out as a world class golf destination goes to the golf course architects Graham Cooke, Stanley Thompson, Les Furber and Tom MacBroom. They built the Island’s finest Championship golf courses at a distance of few minutes from each other.

Cavendish Beach has accommodation facilities for all kinds of travelers. If you are in the mood to splurge, there are luxurious hotels while for the budget travelers cottages are available.

Cavendish Beach Location Map

Facts about Cavendish Beach

  • Surrounded by red dunes, this appealing beach houses one nine hole, and four 18-hole Championship golf courses that have been ranked among Canada’s top 100 courses.
  • ScoreGolf Magazine has honored the Prince Edward Island with the title of the Number One golf destination in Canada for two years running, with Cavendish being considered as the Island’s golfing capital.

Where is Cavendish Beach ?

Cavendish Beach is located within the Prince Edward Island National Park. Prince Edward Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge and a ferry service. There are two main airports on Prince Edward Island viz., Charlottetown and Summerside. A number of airlines offer services to the island. From the airport, you can hire a car and drive to Cavendish Island. Cavendish Beach is at a distance of about 31 miles from the Charlottetown airport. You can avail of the ferry services to Wood Islands from Caribou in Nova Scotia. During the peak season there is a ferry service to Souris from Cap-aux-Meules in Quebec as well. You can reach Cavendish Island by hiring a car from Cap-aux-Meules. The Confederation Bridge connects Borden-Carleton in Prince Edward Island to Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick in the mainland. This 8-mile long bridge is the longest in the world to be constructed over ice-covered waters. To get around Cavendish Beach you can rent a car or motorcycle or a bicycle.

Best time to visit Cavendish Beach

Cavendish Beach on Prince Edward Island experiences a high variance in temperatures. The months of July and August are pleasant with temperatures averaging about 73° F (23° C). This is the best time to visit Cavendish Beach. Winters are harsh with temperatures reaching sub-zero.

More about Cavendish Beach

Nearby Attractions: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, Wax World Of The Stars, Gelato-Go-Round, Jurrasic Bart’s Dinosaur Museum, Sandspit Amusement Park and Fan-Taz-Ma-Goric Museum.

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Published On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013