Swimming and beach activities

Prince Edward Island National Park

Take in the beauty of PEI National Park’s spectacular shoreline and the experience the bliss of our picturesque beaches for yourself.

Splash around in the water in one of our supervised swimming areas or stroll along the sandy shore. Parks Canada now offers accessible beach access at some of our beaches, with ramps, beach wheelchairs, mobility mats, and universal washrooms at most locations.     

For those seeking quiet evening serenity, finish your day along our national park coastline and enjoy the show of colours you’ll see here and nowhere else. Whether you prefer an active beach day or more laidback time by the water, PEI National Park beaches really do offer something memorable for everyone.


Surfguards at Cavendish Beach

Supervised beaches

Surfguards are on duty at several beaches in the summer months for a safe experience.

A family with accessibility needs enjoys a swim in the ocean with a beach wheelchair at Stanhope Beach. Prince Edward Island National Park.

Beach accessibility

Find accessible beach access, mobility mats, washrooms & parking. 

A family walking together at the water's at Cavendish Beach carrying skim boards on a summer day. Prince Edward Island National Park.

Water safety

Learn about water safety while visiting PEI National Park beaches. 

PEINow: surf conditions

Before heading out, check out surf conditions and parking availability by visiting PEINow.

Parks Canada staff engages participants during a "Camping 101" tutorial as part of a Learn-to Camp event at Cavendish Campground. Prince Edward Island National Park

Summer fun schedule

Discover fun things to do this summer within Prince Edward Island National Park. 

Two people watch the sun rise in Cavendish PEI

Special programs

Learn more about special programs offered at Prince Edward Island National Park.

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