Gentle surf strokes sandy beaches alongside red cliffs and wind-sculpted dunes. Cycle a seashore path, savour a picnic by a lighthouse and spot heron wading in coastal bays. Hike woodlands and overlook ponds watching for red fox, waterfowl and warblers, then head to one of many beaches to build spectacular sandcastles. At sunset, roast marshmallows over a campfire listening to tales and songs - Prince Edward Island National Park is a giant playground for kids of all ages.

Featured things to do

Sandcastle competition at Cavendish Beach in PEI National Park.
Sculpt sensational sandcastles under the watchful eye of a seasoned castle king

Head to the beach with bucket and shovel and learn to create a better sandcastle with tips from an expert artist passionate about building dreams with sand.

Cyclists along the north shore in PEI National Park.
Explore the seascapes of Prince Edward Island National Park’s shoreline.

 Wind your way past the iconic red sandstone cliffs of Cavendish, panoramic dunescapes in Brackley, the iconic Covehead lighthouse and six of PEI National Park’s breathtaking supervised beaches.

Interpretation activities on Cavendish Beach in PEI National Park.
Get hands-on and personal with sea life at the fun and engaging beachside Beach Hut activity

Meet and interact up close and personal with the varied creatures of Prince Edward Island National Park’s sea and shoreline at the beachside Beach Hut activity.

Getting here

Mailing address:  
2 Palmers Lane
Charlottetown PE
C1A 5V8

For directions to different parts of PEI National Park: How to Get There.

Hours of operation

The park is accessible year-round
Visitor services are available from June to September.

Fees

Free admission in 2017.
Other fees still apply.

Contact us

Telephone: 902-672-6350
Email: pnipe.peinp@pc.gc.ca

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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Sites nearby

  • Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site

    Surrounded by sand dunes, beaches and a lake, Dalvay-by-the-Sea is a peek into a luxurious Victorian estate. Explore the interior, cycle the shoreline, stroll the grounds or simply relax in an Adirondack chair with a view.

  • Green Gables Heritage Place

    Be charmed by an encounter with Canada’s iconic redheaded sweetheart, Anne of Green Gables. Relive the fictional orphan’s youthful adventures at the Island farmstead that inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

  • Ardgowan National Historic Site

    Stroll the serene and grand grounds surrounding Ardgowan, the former Charlottetown home of William Henry Pope, one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation who resided and entertained in this cottage-style house during the Charlottetown Conference of 1864.

  • Province House National Historic Site

    The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is a Charlottetown highlight. Stroll the grounds to experience the magnificent neo-classical architecture of this majestic building and view interpretive panels.

  • Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

    Established in 1720, Port-la-Joye was the entry point for European settlers coming to Île Saint-Jean to embark on a new life. There are centuries of history to discover in this historic location, declared a national historic site in 1967.