Prince Edward Island — a beautiful vacation destination for all with pristine beaches, an abundance of outdoor adventure and culinary delights. You’ll discover family fun and so much more, but it’s also home to eight provincial campgrounds. Each park will offer the world-famous Island hospitality and gorgeous views, but they all offer something a little different. You also can spend lots of time touring the beautiful and historical PEI lighthouses.
If you arrive on the ferry, the first park you will find is the Northumberland Provincial Park. The park features supervised swimming. From the park, you can easily visit the charming towns of Murray River and Murray Harbour. A popular attraction near the park is Cape Bear Lighthouse & Marconi Station as well as Wood Island Lighthouse and Point Prim Lighthouse, where you can climb to the top and see the waves roll in to meet the red cliffs.
Panmure Island Provincial Park is another popular campground on the eastern end of the Island. Panmure Island features one of the most photographed landscapes on the Island, with a long, white-sand beach that leads to the Panmure Island Lighthouse. The park itself is perfectly located to the beach so that it’s an easy walk down to the shoreline.
Brudenell River Provincial Park is the largest provincial park in eastern Prince Edward Island. In addition to two 18-hole championship golf courses, Brudenell and Dundarave, and tennis, and lawn bowling are offered at the 100-unit Brudenell River Resort. The park has many activities and special events: a marina, river beach and daily activities are scheduled as part of Brudenell’s recreation programs for children. Private operators also provide canoeing, sea kayaking, paddleboards and horseback riding.
One of the most popular family campgrounds is Red Point Provincial Park. It has a beautiful beach with supervised swimming, organized children’s activities and special events. Red Point is only a 10-minute drive from the seaside town of Souris, where you will find great local food – including homemade ice cream that will have coming back time and time again.
Cabot Beach Provincial Park is the largest park in western PEI. This beautiful park has a large day-use area with accessible playground equipment, an activity center with children’s programs. There also is supervised swimming on scenic Malpeque Bay, as well as a beach mat and floating wheelchair to make the beach more accessible. The sunsets are truly spectacular from your ocean-view camping spot!
Linkletter Provincial Park, located on Bedeque Bay, is in close proximity to Summerside. Linkletter is the closest Provincial Park to the Confederation Bridge that offers camping. In Summerside, you can find restaurants, delicious coffee, a craft brewery, local shops and also the Harbourfront Theatre!
Cedar Dunes Provincial Park and Jacques Cartier Provincial Park are both located on the western end of the Island. Cedar Dunes is famous for beautiful beaches that stretch for miles and provides supervised swimming, children’s activities, an accessible playground and both parks offer a ramp and floating wheelchair access.
Whichever park you choose for your vacation, if it’s on PEI, it’s the right one.