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Jacques Cartier Provincial Park

Location: North Cape Coastal Drive

Park Type: Campground

Supervised Beach: No

At Jacques Cartier Provincial Park, enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and its slender sandy beach. This park is named for Jacques Cartier, who came ashore to this area in 1534 as the Island’s first European visitor. He remarked that this was “the fairest land ‘tis possible to see!”

Park amenities include a supervised beach, restrooms with showers, playground and a provincial campground with serviced and unserviced sites. Pets permitted on leash.

  • Location: 16448 Route 12
  • Open June to September
  • Contact: 902-853-8632
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Jacques Cartier Provincial Park

Enjoy the park’s beachfront campground with panoramic views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 

Campground offers unserviced, 2-way and 3-way sites and camp cabins, restrooms, showers, dump station, park amenities, recreational programming and special events.

Online booking available.

Beach Reports and Safety

Prince Edward Island offers a variety of unique and enjoyable beach experiences. It is important to double check beach reports to ensure the safest possible visit to our beaches.

Discover North Cape Coastal Drive

Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is located off Route 12 in the North Cape Coastal Drive region. This park is just a short 5 to 10 minute drive to Alberton and a scenic 20 minute drive to North Cape, the most northern tip of PEI.

What to Do in North Cape Coastal Drive