Greenwich Beach, PEI National Park

Mis à jour par The Swim Guide

Fascinating because of it’s natural and cultural value, the Greenwich Beach is located on the western tip of Greenwich in P.E.I. National Park. It became a national park in 1998 to protect it’s fragile aspects, such as the incredibly large and ever changing parabolic dunes, a rare phenomenon in the continent. Several archeological digs have been done by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Parks Canada in the park which have unearthed artifacts from the First Nations communities of the island and early Acadian settlers. The park has 3 interpretive trails which detail the rich history of Greenwich while visitors experience the natural beauty of the park. The Greenwich Interpretation Centre has 20 exhibits to teach visitors more about the history of the park. Campsites are available at the park, along with beach facilities including washrooms, showers, picnic tables and a lookout tower. Greenwich is eco-friendly, all of the beach facilities are powered by wind or solar energy.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
-5°C
Ciel dégagé
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

La qualité de l’eau de cette plage n’est pas vérifiée

SOURCES

Prince Edward Island does monitor recreational water quality, however these beaches do have lifeguards from June 27th to September 1st.

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.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Greenwich Beach, PEI National Park

Mis à jour par The Swim Guide

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
-5°C
Ciel dégagé

Fascinating because of it’s natural and cultural value, the Greenwich Beach is located on the western tip of Greenwich in P.E.I. National Park. It became a national park in 1998 to protect it’s fragile aspects, such as the incredibly large and ever changing parabolic dunes, a rare phenomenon in the continent. Several archeological digs have been done by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Parks Canada in the park which have unearthed artifacts from the First Nations communities of the island and early Acadian settlers. The park has 3 interpretive trails which detail the rich history of Greenwich while visitors experience the natural beauty of the park. The Greenwich Interpretation Centre has 20 exhibits to teach visitors more about the history of the park. Campsites are available at the park, along with beach facilities including washrooms, showers, picnic tables and a lookout tower. Greenwich is eco-friendly, all of the beach facilities are powered by wind or solar energy.

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

La qualité de l’eau de cette plage n’est pas vérifiée

SOURCES

Prince Edward Island does monitor recreational water quality, however these beaches do have lifeguards from June 27th to September 1st.

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.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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