Greenwich Beach is part of PEI National Park and is the least visited of all the Park’s beaches. That’s not to say it isn’t well loved. Greenwich Beach is one of those star attractions that Islanders try to keep for themselves. It has the largest sand dunes on the Island with boardwalks and trails that roll across the marshes and grass like something out of a storybook. The pristine sand seems to go on forever making it paradise for anyone who loves a long walk in the gentle waves. Greenwich Beach is outside the North Shore tourist areas so you stand a good chance for more room and privacy without sacrificing the amenities of other PEI National Park beaches. Greenwich’s parabolic dunes and beach area are protected. If you’d like to learn why, take a trip inside the interpretive building and learn about the importance of dunes to this coastal area. The beach is not pet-friendly.
Insider’s Tip: Pick up a map of the nearby walking trails when you visit the PEI National Park visitor centre. A good sunhat is recommended for longer walks as most trails are only partially shaded. Pack a beach lunch! The canteen serves snacks and cold drinks but a proper meal is a drive back to the town of St. Peter’s.
Where to Find It: Greenwich Beach is 63km from Charlottetown via St. Peter’s Rd./PE-2. Upon nearing St. Peter’s Bay, turn left onto PE-2E following signs toward Souris and Greenwich Rd./PE-313N. Continue on PE-313N to Greenwich following signs to PEI National Park.