Jacques Cartier Beach in Jacques Cartier Provincial Park. This provincial park is near the top of the northern cape of Prince Edward Island. Here, the campsites and picnic tables have unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean. The grass rolls down onto sandstone rocks that provide a slender barrier to the sandy beach. Because this is a provincial park there is plenty to do! Beach volleyball and horseshoes are beach classics, there’s a playground and day use park for picnicking. Swimming is supervised and dogs are permitted on-leash

Insider’s Tip: Alberton has a number of restaurants and casual spots for food but none quite like Alberton Bakery & Deli. Don’t feel bad if you have to go back to the beach to work off two desserts, it happens all the time.

Where to Find It: Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is 130km from Charlottetown. Take PE-236N to PE-2W toward Summerside. Turn left onto PE-107W and then right onto PE-120N toward New Annan. At New Annan, turn left onto PE-2W travelling past Summerside and Springhill toward Portage. Turn right onto PE-12W toward Alberton and continue past following sights to Jacques Cartier Provincial Park.