Chelton Beach is near the community of Bedeque along the red shore of southwest PEI. It’s located within Chelton Beach Provincial Park where you’ll find parking, a playground, small canteen, picnic tables, washroom facilities and a lifeguard on duty through the summer. Like other south shore beaches – the sand here is bright red and has more pebbles than the fine sand you would fine on the north shore. Dunes surround the beach and the warm water is full of sea life. Low tide provides the best opportunity for exploring the flats and tidal pools, watch for crabs underfoot! The sand here is often damp from the last high tide so a beach chair is recommended. Chelton Beach fans love it for the warm water, views of Confederation Bridge and low-key vibe.
Insider’s Tip: The waves here are small, making it perfect for skim boarding and standup paddleboard! The grassy field overlooking the beach is awesome for a game of pickup soccer, but be careful near the edge of the cliff. The red mud and sandstone beneath the grass is prone to erosion and can be unpredictable under foot.
Where to Find It: From Charlottetown, Chelton Beach is 57km west via Trans-Canada Hwy./PE-1 W to PE-248N toward Kinkora. Turn left on PE-225W toward Kinkora/Hampshire. Turn right onto PE-1A N. Left onto Callbeck St/PE-171W toward Bedeque. Turn left onto PE-112S toward Carleton/Chelton. Turn right onto Ferbwood Rd/Hwy 119 toward Chelton/PE-119. Follow Chelton Rd. to Louis Ct. and Chelton Beach Provincial Park.