Stanhope, PEI National Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

Stanhope is a site of much history and drama, it is where the first British settlers lived in 1770, it was the epicenter of rum running in the Prohibition era and the historic Stanhope Beach Resort, which was settled in 1789, burned down in April 2013. Stanhope beach complex and campground are part of PEI National Park . The large campground conducts evening educational activities about wildlife and PEI history, it also has amenities like laundry, showers, washrooms and picnic areas. The beach complex has a supervised swimming area, a scenic lookout, parking and a picnic area. The Stanhope Golf and Country Club has a 18-hole golf course and is close to the beach.

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
21°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Stanhope, 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

Stanhope, PEI National Park

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
21°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Stanhope is a site of much history and drama, it is where the first British settlers lived in 1770, it was the epicenter of rum running in the Prohibition era and the historic Stanhope Beach Resort, which was settled in 1789, burned down in April 2013. Stanhope beach complex and campground are part of PEI National Park . The large campground conducts evening educational activities about wildlife and PEI history, it also has amenities like laundry, showers, washrooms and picnic areas. The beach complex has a supervised swimming area, a scenic lookout, parking and a picnic area. The Stanhope Golf and Country Club has a 18-hole golf course and is close to the beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Stanhope, 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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