People on the Island have a saying: just start driving and you’ll eventually hit the beach. In fact, no part of Prince Edward Island is more than 16 kilometres from the ocean. Beach lovers will think they’ve gone to heaven here, with more than 90 beaches to choose from. Sheltered along the Northumberland Strait, the beaches on the southern side feature brilliant red cliffs, red sand and warmer waters — while the north shore along the Gulf of St. Lawrence boasts rolling surf and dunes of white sand. Many visitors head to PEI National Park beaches like Cavendish or Brackley. And Basin Head, known for its singing sands, was recently named the best beach in Canada by vacay.ca. But there are plenty of local favourites to choose from – with features ranging from plentiful clam digging, camping, and bustling activity to the relaxing seclusion of a day at the shore.