Canoe Cove Beach is located in Lloyd Inman Memorial Park on the South Shore of PEI along the balmy water of the Northumberland Straight. It’s a perfect spot to take the kids and beach chairs for the day to walk the red shore or explore the bright red cliffs. This picturesque beach offers everything a family needs for a day at the beach: an on-site canteen, playground, shower facilities, picnic areas and breathtaking scenery. Canoe cove was once the place where Mi’kmaq (PEI First Nations people) brought British solders ashore by canoe, hence the name. Unlike the North Shore beaches where the dunes face the open ocean, Canoe Cove’s protected bay will cut down on the breezes that blow sand on your towel. This beach is unsupervised and dogs are permitted on-leash.
Insider’s Tip: Check the tides before you go. The beach is more fun at low tide when the beach is widest and the tidal pools are full of crabs, starfish and sea life! The sand is wetter at the south shore beaches so bring a beach chair. Nearby Argyle Shore Provincial Park has ample parking and beach access in high or low tide.
Where to Find It: Located along the Argyle Shore just 23km from Charlottetown on Canoe Cove Road in the community of Bonshaw. From Charlottetown, take Trans Canada Highway 1 West and turn left onto Highway 19 West.