Wood Islands Beach in Wood Islands Provincial Park is a favourite for two kinds of Prince Edward Island travelers. Either you have been dreaming of your visit to an Island beach for so long that you absolutely cannot wait a moment past your ferry ride from Nova Scotia to feel the sea breeze through your hair and the red sand between your toes. Or, on your journey home from a perfect PEI vacation you are already feeling nostalgic for yesterday’s dip in the warm Island water. No matter who you are, Wood Islands Beach is a sweet spot just around the corner from the ferry to and from Nova Scotia. Make the most of your trip with a visit to this pretty little beach. The park has washrooms, playground and picnic facilities. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the nearby lighthouse and the comings and goings of the ferry.

Insider’s Tip: If you miss your ferry to Nova Scotia, grab a snack at the terminal cafeteria and head to the beach! Or explore the park’s museum and model fishing shanty village. Keep your eye on the horizon for your incoming ferry and scoot back to the terminal line before the boat enters the harbour.

Where to Find It: From the Trans-Canada PE-1 near NFL Ferry Terminal in Wood Islands, take Lighthouse Rd/Wood Islands Park Rd. toward the provincial park at the bottom of the peninsula.