Wood Islands Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

Found off of the Trans Canada Highway at Wood Islands ferry terminal, this small beach has the lovely focal point of the Wood Islands Lighthouse, which started running in 1876. The lighthouse has a museum which teaches visitors about fisheries and the shipping industry. There is also a craft shop selling artisan goods of the island. This beach is unsupervised and for day use, but has washrooms, picnic tables, a boat ramp, a playground and a canteen.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
3°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Wood Islands 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

Wood Islands Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
3°C
Clear

Found off of the Trans Canada Highway at Wood Islands ferry terminal, this small beach has the lovely focal point of the Wood Islands Lighthouse, which started running in 1876. The lighthouse has a museum which teaches visitors about fisheries and the shipping industry. There is also a craft shop selling artisan goods of the island. This beach is unsupervised and for day use, but has washrooms, picnic tables, a boat ramp, a playground and a canteen.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Wood Islands 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



Swim Guide
is supported by
* The RBC Foundation

Swim Guide shares the best information we have at the moment you ask for it. Always obey signs at the beach or advisories from official government agencies. Stay alert and check for other swimming hazards such as dangerous currents and tides. Please report your pollution concerns so Affiliates can help keep other beach-goers safe.

Swim Guide, "Swim Drink Fish icons," and associated trademarks are owned by SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA.| See Legal.

© SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA, 2011 - 2018