1. "Lighthouse Beach"
Often our first stop on the way home from the airport upon arrival in Charlottetown is the lighthouse beach, an endless, shallow, sandy beach over the dune next to St Peters Harbour Lighthouse near our house. This beach features the most spectacular sunsets, and it makes a great start to any island visit!
The dunes at Greenwhich National Park, a short drive from St Peters Bay, offer a magnificent immersion into the ever-evolving nature PEI is famous for. A floating boardwalk leads explorers over a constantly shifting series of dunes and onto a glorious, white, sandy beach, perfect for cooling off after a long, hot walk across the meadow, through the forest and over the above-mentioned floating boardwalk.
3. Cable Head East
One of the neat things about Prince Edward Island is that in addition to several well-publicized public beaches, there are innumerable "secret" places where the land meets the ocean. Simon and I stumbled across on such spot while looking at a property out in Cable Head, a red shale beach with many small rocks and lots of great exploring!