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Insider’s Tip

If you’re looking for a central spot to experience PEI, Cavendish Beach is an ideal choice for your home base! Located right in the heart of the North Shore, only 30 minutes from the Charlottetown Airport and less than 40 minutes to the Confederation Bridge.

This summer, soak it all in at Cavendish Beach, the heart of Prince Edward Island’s enchanting North Shore. No matter how you like to vacation, a stay at Cavendish means getting to experience everything that makes PEI so special all in one place!

Grab your bosom buddies and explore the magical world of Anne Shirley at the Green Gables Heritage Place. Learn about the Lucy Maud Montgomery and her novels with a walk through the Visitor’s Centre, tour the memory-filled rooms of the Green Gables, explore the beautiful gardens, and take a stroll through the Haunted Woods or down Lover’s Lane. From pristine sandy beaches to red sandstone cliffs, and shady tree groves to panoramic ocean views, it’s no wonder that the natural scenery of Cavendish became an inspiration for LM. Montgomery. To learn even more about the famous author, you can visit the site of her first home, the Cavendish Post Office, and Montgomery Park.

Looking to relax and connect with nature? Cavendish is the perfect oasis. Spend a morning at one of the beautiful beaches, have a picnic lunch in Cavendish Grove, go on a sunset hike through the trails that run through the PEI National Park, then end the day with some stargazing and watch the night sky alight. If adventure is what you seek, get out on the water for some hands-on experience of life at sea with a deep sea fishing charter or tour the coast on a kayak or bike.

With over 400 fairways, Prince Edward Island is truly a golfer’s paradise. Experience world-class golf at some of the most intricate and fun course right here in Cavendish! If golf is all you want to do, head to Golf Cavendish Beach for the perfect package to help you get as much time on the greens as possible.

From dining on fresh seafood al fresco to comforting pub fare, not to mention all the tantalizing treats to fuel your day of fun, Cavendish Beach is a total food lover’s dream! And did you know, that the “Best Place to Eat on PEI” is right on Cavendish Road? Grab a bite to eat and wander the streets at the Village of Avonlea, a stunning real life replica of Anne’s 19th century hometown. A bonus? The entrance cuts right through COWS Ice Cream, so you get to walk through that delicious and all too familiar scent of freshly made waffle cones! Right behind Avonlea is the site of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, the largest outdoor multi-day music festival in Atlantic Canada taking place July 7 – 9 this year.

You’ll find no shortage of family fun in Cavendish, even on the rainy days! Make a splash and memories that last at Shining Waters Family Fun Park and experience the thrill at Sandspit, PEI’s classic amusement park. Spend a day at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk for a one-stop destination with unique attractions, tasty eats, and local shops. Challenge each other to a rousing round of mini golf and laster tag at Cavendish Beach Adventure Zone. Meander through shops for that perfect souvenir while the kids hit up the arcade then enjoy a treat from one of the many dining options at the Cavendish Boardwalk.

And we meant it when we said “no matter how you like to vacation.” From beautiful hotels to charming B&Bs and luxury cottage resorts to stunning campgrounds, Cavendish has every kind of accommodation to suit your style and needs.

Whether you’re here for the romance, golf, culinary experiences, family fun, or all things Anne, experience the magic on a swoonworthy getaway to Cavendish Beach.


No one knows Prince Edward Island better than the people who live and explore it every day. Learn about beaches the locals use, the best spot for kayaking, find out where Islanders buy their fresh seafood and what to do with the kids on a rainy summer day.

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