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Cavendish Beach - PEI National Park

Location: Green Gables Shore

Park Type: Campground

Supervised Beach: No

Sought after by visitors for more than a century, Cavendish Beach is world-renowned for its beautiful dunes, signature views of rugged, red sandstone cliffs, and its connection to author L.M. Montgomery and her most famous novel Anne of Green Gables. Spend a memorable day swimming, building sandcastles, and enjoying the views on this spectacular, family-friendly beach.

Cavendish Beach is equipped with washrooms and change areas, surf guard services in July and August and enhanced accessibility features, including ramps, mobility mats, designated parking and beach and buoyant wheelchairs (available by reservation).

While many know Cavendish by day, those “in the know” return as the sun sets for a breathtaking stroll along the water’s edge. Take advantage of the convenient and impressive boardwalk dune crossing that takes you from the beach complex, over the dunes to the shore for a wonderful vantage point from which to watch the changing skies. All are encouraged to be citizen scientists by visiting the onsite “Coastie” station. Take a photo of the coastal landscape, share it on social media with #CoastiePEINP or upload at to help us track coastal erosion.

Find trailheads for Cavendish Dunelands and Cavendish Beach trails from this location.

An entrance fee applies at Prince Edward Island National Park locations from June to September.

Visitors should note that dogs and other pets are not permitted on national park beaches from April 1 to October 15 annually. Please plan ahead!

LIFEGUARD NOT ON DUTY at this time. When beaches are UNSUPERVISED, visitors swim at their OWN RISK.

Cavendish Beach

National Park Beach Safety

Lifeguards are on duty at PEI National Park locations between July and Labour Day. They aim to post surf conditions each day by 11 am.

Cavendish Campground, PEI National Park

Cavendish Campground offers a variety of accommodations to suit every camping style in a stunning oceanfront environment. If you prefer to keep it simple, try camping in a tent on one of our unserviced sites.

Discover Green Gables Shore

Located on the Gulf Shore Parkway off Route 6, Cavendish Beach is part of Green Gables Shore and is one of seven supervised beaches in the PEI National Park.

What to Do in Green Gables Shore