Exploring Prince Edward Island: Cavendish Beach

Exploring Prince Edward Island: Cavendish Beach

This post is part one of a two part series on Prince Edward Island. Come back on Saturday, July 2nd for Part Two featuring North Rustico, Brackley Beach, Dalvey by the Sea, and Charlottetown! 

This year for Father’s Day, my mother and I got extra creative and decided that in lieu of gifts or the traditional lobster dinner for Father’s Day, we’d pack up the car and take Dad to Prince Edward Island for a day trip.

With a few surprises planned for along the way, the day went off without a hitch.

Here are a few of the highlights from the first part of our day, spent exploring Cavendish Beach and the area.

Cavendish Boardwalk Sign

Cavendish Beach Coastal Culture Shark

The Cavendish Boardwalk is a must-stop when in Cavendish. Home to restaurants, sugary treats (hello Cows ice cream and Beavertails!) and plenty of quaint little shops with every novelty item your heart could desire, it’s always a fun time.

Cavendish Beach

Cavendish Beach Boardwalk

cavendish beach

Parents Cavendish Beach

Cavendish Beach Crystal

Cavendish Beach Dunes

Cavendish Beach is hands down one of my favorite beachs in all of Atlantic Canada. No picture can do its majestic sand dunes justice and its soft, red tinted sand is what sandy toes dreams are made of. It was incredibly hot when we arrived and while we weren’t there for a beach day, we had a fantastic time walking the shore, hunting for the perfect driftwood and collecting shells and memories.

Cavendish Beach C

Cavendish Beach Length

Cavendish Beach Parents Beach

Cavendish Beach Fathers Day

Cavendish Beach Seashells

Cavendish Dunes

Cavendish Beach Summer

cavendish dunes view

cavendish dunes view two

We couldn’t leave Cavendish Beach without taking a quick stroll down their picturesque Dunelands trail. From chatty frogs to dive bombing swallows, it was the perfect little nature walk.

Cavendish Dunelands

Dunelands Cavendish

Cavendish Dunelands Trail

Mom Dunelands Cavendish

And of course, no trip to Cavendish is complete without stopping in to say hello to Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables House

Having been to the house countless times, we didn’t shell out the entrance fee this time around, but we did stop and wave to those beautiful green gables before we continued on our adventure along the Gulfshore. To see photos featuring the magic of Green Gables – check out this post from summer 2014!

Have you been to Cavendish? What are your favorite spots and memories?

Lastly – make sure to come back on Saturday for more of our adventure with stops on the Gulfshore + North Rustico, Brackley Beach, Dalvey and Charlottetown. There will also be a fun bonus surprise at the end of Part Two! 🦀

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