Cedar Dunes Beach
Cedar Dunes Provincial Park has a superb sandy beach in the West Point area of Northwest Prince Edward Island. It gets its name from the Eastern White Cedars that grow in the dunes - a rare occurrence.
The terracotta sandy beach stretches for miles and offers plenty of amenities including organised activities. There’s a convenient parking area and a beach mat leads over the sand dunes to the beach and water.
Families can enjoy the play park and supervised swimming in the summer months under the watchful eye of lifeguards. Disabled visitors can make used of the floating wheelchair although it is only available when conditions are calm. A flag system is in place and warns of dangerous conditions. Cedar Dunes Park also has a 1.5km boardwalk and nature trail, play area, Wi-Fi and runs park recreation programs. Hiking, fishing and star-gazing are popular activities. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.
Trails run through the dunes area and there are many legends and myths about the area. There are tales of buried treasure, a blazing phantom ship and even a ghostly brown sea snake but so far no hard evidence!
You might want to visit the black-and-white banded Cedar Dunes Lighthouse. It is the tallest lighthouse on the island and is the only place to stay in Canada that is within a working lighthouse. It currently has 13 guest rooms. It also houses an interesting museum documenting the history of lighthouses on PEI.
- Disabled access
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