North Rustico Beach, PEI National Park

Green Gables, Prince Edward Island
Managed by The Swim Guide

North Rustico Beach is a part of the PEI National Park and is near the welcoming community of Rustico, approximately 35 minutes from Charlottetown. The name Rustico comes from Rassicot, a French settler, but the area is known to locals as “the Crick”. The area is famous for their Canada Day celebrations and annual summer Seashore Festival. The beach offers no amenities but drinking water and lifeguard supervision in the summer. The beach is close to the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Supper restaurant, a very popular tourist destination for the classic PEI lobster dinner. Visitors to the beach can go deep sea fishing, many different companies run fishing trips out of the Rustico Harbour.

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
-3°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

North Rustico 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

North Rustico Beach, PEI National Park

Green Gables, 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
-3°C
A few clouds

North Rustico Beach is a part of the PEI National Park and is near the welcoming community of Rustico, approximately 35 minutes from Charlottetown. The name Rustico comes from Rassicot, a French settler, but the area is known to locals as “the Crick”. The area is famous for their Canada Day celebrations and annual summer Seashore Festival. The beach offers no amenities but drinking water and lifeguard supervision in the summer. The beach is close to the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Supper restaurant, a very popular tourist destination for the classic PEI lobster dinner. Visitors to the beach can go deep sea fishing, many different companies run fishing trips out of the Rustico Harbour.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

North Rustico 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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