Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park

North Rustico, Prince Edward Island
Managed by The Swim Guide

Cavendish Beach is located in PEI National Park and was named by ex-British officer William Winter in honour of Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish, a Colonel of the British army. It has 12 km of hiking and biking trails around the beach, perfect to explore the area and learn from interpretive programs on beach ecology, geology, evolution, wildlife, and archaeology. The beach is equipped with lifeguards from June 27th to September 1st and has a day use park with a large parking area, there are washrooms and a canteen. The east end of the beach has impressive red sandstone cliffs. The main attractions of the Cavendish area are the writer Lucy Maud Montgomery’s childhood home and the famous Green Gables that inspired the 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. Montgomery’s home and Green Gables can both be visited. Cavendish is home to the annual Cavendish Beach Music Festival, a summer attraction that draws thousands of visitors.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • 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 at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-1°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park

North Rustico, Prince Edward Island
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • 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 at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-1°C
Clear

Cavendish Beach is located in PEI National Park and was named by ex-British officer William Winter in honour of Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish, a Colonel of the British army. It has 12 km of hiking and biking trails around the beach, perfect to explore the area and learn from interpretive programs on beach ecology, geology, evolution, wildlife, and archaeology. The beach is equipped with lifeguards from June 27th to September 1st and has a day use park with a large parking area, there are washrooms and a canteen. The east end of the beach has impressive red sandstone cliffs. The main attractions of the Cavendish area are the writer Lucy Maud Montgomery’s childhood home and the famous Green Gables that inspired the 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. Montgomery’s home and Green Gables can both be visited. Cavendish is home to the annual Cavendish Beach Music Festival, a summer attraction that draws thousands of visitors.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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