Northumberland Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

This beach is right by the Wood Islands Ferry Terminal, meaning that it is a popular first or last stop for many visiting PEI. The large campground has fun amenities like multiple playgrounds, a bandstand, basketball court and a volleyball net, along with the essentials like washrooms, showers, telephones, laundry and picnic areas. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer. Northumberland is a great spot for nature lovers as it is an excellent place for clam digging and bird watching because of the burrowing cliff swallows in the area.

WATER QUALITY
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  • Current Status
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CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Northumberland Provincial Park 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

Northumberland Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Cloudy

This beach is right by the Wood Islands Ferry Terminal, meaning that it is a popular first or last stop for many visiting PEI. The large campground has fun amenities like multiple playgrounds, a bandstand, basketball court and a volleyball net, along with the essentials like washrooms, showers, telephones, laundry and picnic areas. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer. Northumberland is a great spot for nature lovers as it is an excellent place for clam digging and bird watching because of the burrowing cliff swallows in the area.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Northumberland Provincial Park 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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