Stanhope, PEI National Park

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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.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
14°C
Mostly clear
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-eventsVisitors 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

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
14°C
Mostly clear

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-eventsVisitors 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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