Cabot Beach Provincial Park

Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island
Managed by The Swim Guide

Cabot Beach is the largest beach in western PEI, it is located 16 km north of Kensington . A great beach for kids, as it has a playground and a children’s activities center. Cabot Beach has an onsite lifeguard for the beach and campgrounds, where there are washrooms, picnic areas, a laundromat for campers. On the east side of the beach, there is a lighthouse to explore. The beach has previously been the host of the Canadian Scout Jamboree and is near the Kensington Railyard and Welcome center, a historic train station and a tourist information stop.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
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CURRENT WEATHER
-12°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Prince Edward Island does monitor recreational water quality. Please use caution if visiting these beaches and look for signs posted in the area indicating whether the water is clean enough for swimming.

Tide information is posted online http://www.tourismpei.com/beachreports

Please note: some estuaries may be anoxic. Information is available on the PEI Environment website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/environment/anoxic-events

Visitors can often find sand dunes at PEI beaches and parks. Dunes are fragile and easily damaged. It can take as few as 10 footsteps through the same area to destroy a marram grass colony. The roots of this protective plant cover act as a net, shaping and containing the sand. Wind blows away at the exposed sand, turning small depressions into giant holes called blowouts. Blowouts turn stable dunes into constantly shifting hills that are unable to support vegetation or wildlife.

Please use the boardwalks and carpeted foot paths at designated beach access points and stay off the dunes to prevent further damage.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Cabot Beach Provincial Park

Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-12°C
Clear

Cabot Beach is the largest beach in western PEI, it is located 16 km north of Kensington . A great beach for kids, as it has a playground and a children’s activities center. Cabot Beach has an onsite lifeguard for the beach and campgrounds, where there are washrooms, picnic areas, a laundromat for campers. On the east side of the beach, there is a lighthouse to explore. The beach has previously been the host of the Canadian Scout Jamboree and is near the Kensington Railyard and Welcome center, a historic train station and a tourist information stop.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Prince Edward Island does monitor recreational water quality. Please use caution if visiting these beaches and look for signs posted in the area indicating whether the water is clean enough for swimming.

Tide information is posted online http://www.tourismpei.com/beachreports

Please note: some estuaries may be anoxic. Information is available on the PEI Environment website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/environment/anoxic-events

Visitors can often find sand dunes at PEI beaches and parks. Dunes are fragile and easily damaged. It can take as few as 10 footsteps through the same area to destroy a marram grass colony. The roots of this protective plant cover act as a net, shaping and containing the sand. Wind blows away at the exposed sand, turning small depressions into giant holes called blowouts. Blowouts turn stable dunes into constantly shifting hills that are unable to support vegetation or wildlife.

Please use the boardwalks and carpeted foot paths at designated beach access points and stay off the dunes to prevent further damage.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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