Camping in Prince Edward Island with swimming

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8 top campgrounds in Prince Edward Island with swimming


Summer Winds

19 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Charlottetown, Kings
14 acre park like setting with open and treed campsites. We have 5 small cottages on the property, a paddle boat pond, walking trail and access to the shoreline. Our water is located at the mouth of the Cardigan River so you get warm water on a falling tide and salty cool water on the rise. Come join us!
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Red Rock Retreat Campground

59 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Charlottetown, Queens
Red Rock retreat is nestled on a hillside overlooking the Mayfield valley, offering our guests beautiful sunsets in a quiet relaxing atmosphere. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but centrally located just minutes from neighbouring Cavendish and it's sandy beaches, many golf courses & the famous boardwalk shopping area. Upon your return to Red Rock Retreat you'll find plenty to do for the young and young at heart. From our large outdoor play area to our heated swimming pool we have something for everyone. If you're looking for a quiet campground in Cavendish, come visit and we're sure you'll enjoy one of your most relaxing vacations.
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The Red Fox Campground

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Charlottetown, Queens
The Red Fox Campground is located on the Green Gables Region, right next to the Prince Edward National Park. We have 25 spacious sites for Tents, Rv’s and Glamping tents. Each site have electricity and water near by. The campground has treed areas to camp and hang hammocks and beautiful gardens with fully equipped glamping tents. We are a pet friendly campground and there is free wifi and hot showers. The campground is 4 minutes drive from The National Park where you can enjoy beautiful beaches like Brackley and Stanhope. The trail of the famous Island Walk is less than a km away as well as the path of the Confederation Trail. We are few kilometres from the beautiful picturesque town North Rustico and a 17 min drive to Cavendish, famous for their Music Festivals. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and ZERO tolerance for discrimination in any form.
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New Glasgow Highlands Campground

16 sites · RVs17 acres · Lot 23, Queens
Our campground is maintained by us to achieve camping excellence for you. Our campground is small and unique. We specialize in relaxing, quiet camping, clean and well maintained facilities. The Highlands is carved into a sheltered southern-slope of an Acadian Forest. Mature stands of Maple, Birch, Spruce and Pine provide maximum buffer between sites. Share the woodland habitat with native wildlife and the Lady Slipper Orchid. At the end of the day enjoy a quiet relaxing evening around a campfire. Make a Reservation or View our Image Gallery
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Paradise on Panmure

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Panmure Island, Kings
Panmure Island is truly a beach-lover’s paradise. Located along a causeway, there is water access on both sides of the highway. You’ll find the sheltered St. Mary’s Bay on one side and the ocean on the other. This beach is one of Prince Edward Island’s provincial parks and with that comes all the amenities you need. The acclaimed Panmure Island Lighthouse is the oldest wooden lighthouse on the Island. Paradise is a 25 acre naturalized homestead with its own beach, forest and meadows. Enjoy our many trails, watch the honey bees at work or go kayaking on the Bay.
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Regulars Homestead

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Malpeque, Prince
Welcome to the homestead! This property is heaven on earth. A gorgeous 3 acre, pet friendly (a livestock guardian dog is present on the property) this hidden paradise is a 5 minute walk to a quiet beach, or a 10 minute drive to the beautiful, public Cabot beach. The property includes an array of solar panels, a greenhouse and garden, as well as a large barn, and smaller coop housing over 50 beautiful white chantecler chickens (the best natural alarm clock)! Many varities of plants and trees provide privacy, shade as well as a lovely view. Enjoy a quiet walk down the dirt road (maybe find a geocache) and enjoy your stay on our little piece of heaven!
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1 site · Lodging6 acres · Lot 67, Queens
On the edge of the Devil’s Punchbowl in Prince Edward Island, EarthSea is a place focused on living simple, happy and healthy. The property is on the Beaverbrook with a small pond on the north side and throughout the rest of the land there is a magical spruce grove to walk about. Inspired by the fantasy saga “EarthSea” by Ursula LeGuin, this 6 acre property was bought with the intention to live differently. The intention of being close with oneself, with those you love and those you live life with. EarthSea is about the magic within ourselves, our relationships with others and our connection to nature. Off grid, creative design, affordable function and self reliance lay at the heart of what is happening here. I chose to change lifestyles after becoming burnt by average daily grind. For me, going slower, staying closer, and living simply is healing and feels like a healthier way forward. I live on the EarthSea land on “The Homestead” in a shipping container home with my little family. Together we are building EarthSea to be a place for people to try living in alternate ways and learn about offgrid and solar powered living. I invite people to ask questions and learn more by seeing someone who is doing it and how! It is also about the magic of nature and the power of walking barefoot in the grass. It is about being aware of how much water I am consuming and generating my own power. Cultivating as much of my food as I can, and recycling and using what I have first before jumping to the box store. Come rest yourself, you deserve it. What an intense ride this life can be! EarthSea currently has one rentable unit - The Yurt with tenting sites not far behind. The big dream is to create multiple unique units for people to consider as housing possibilities.Learn more about this land:An authentic Mongolian Yurt nestled on the edge of The Devil's Punchbowl in Epekwitk/Prince Edward Island. Many walking trails, including the trails in The Devil's Punchbowl, are in the area and the Cavendish Beach National Park is just a 10-minute drive. EarthSea is a 6-acre wooded property on the edge of the Beaverbrook. Many animals are about and every morning greets you with a symphony of birds. Sunsets and campfires to end the day paired with sleeping under the open tono (centre of roof) is truly a recipe for romance. Walking into the 16ft. diameter, the yurt is like walking into a love-filled embrace. The yurt was handcrafted from natural material in Mongolia., with songs of peace and love sung into each painted design. If you are looking for a unique change of pace, this off-grid stay will help re-ground you. I live at the other end of the EarthSea property in an off-grid tiny home with my small family. When possible I love to share my lifestyle, living small, off-grid, and in an alternative way to those who are interested in knowing more. We provide 69 L of potable water at a time. You are encouraged to watch your consumption, but refills are available at my well. The yurt accommodates two people but 4 more people are welcome to put tents up on-site for an extra 20 dollars per person. Multiple night discounts are available
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Winterbay Campground and Cottages

1 site · Lodging7 acres · Millcove, Queens
This property is almost 8 acres on Winterbay. A calm bay that you could boat, kayak, paddleboard or sail. Or travel 5 minutes to the the world renowned beaches of our national park. Winterbay Campground is within a 15 minute drive to Charlottetown and a 35 minute drive to the Cavendish beach music festival. We have cottages and campsites ranging from serviced to unserviced.
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Camping in Prince Edward Island with swimming guide

Dubbed “PEI” by locals, Prince Edward Island packs nature and culture into one small package. Red seaside cliffs and sandy beaches give way to rolling hills further inland, all home to local farms, fresh seafood, and small craft shops. Island activity peaks in summer, when national park campgrounds open and gulf currents bring warm water to PEI’s beaches. Outside high season, campers can find solitude on the island’s waterfront campgrounds and hiking trails—plus splashes of fall foliage and plenty of seasonal festivals. In winter, nature trails pave the way for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Green Gables Shore

A landscape of beaches and red sandstone cliffs, this coastal stretch encompasses much of Prince Edward Island National Park along with Green Gables Heritage Site—home of the red-haired heroine from the classic Anne of Green Gables kids’ novel set on PEI. The town of Cavendish is the region’s home base, known for Cavendish Beach and its thrumming boardwalk, amusement park, and campground.

Red Sands Shore

Red cliffs, red-sand beaches, and red-clay roads give this area its name. Trails and campgrounds are set along the shores, interspersed with small towns featuring museums, shops, and galleries. Take a road trip to taste chocolate in storybook fishing village Victoria-by-the-Sea, explore colonial history in Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site, and kayak along the West River in St. Catherines. To the east, Charlottetown is known for its theater scene and remnants of Canada’s colonial history.

North Cape

Lighthouses and wind turbines dot PEI’s rugged north shore, where sea breezes sweep through fishing villages and Mi’kmaq cultural sites. Start in the city of Summerside, then head along the waterfront to explore nature escapes such as Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, Kildare Capes, and Lennox Island.

Points East

PEI’s laid-back eastern region features secluded beaches, historic harbors, and rolling farmland. Hiking and biking trails span the countryside, and Greenwich National Park encompasses rolling dunes, white-sand beaches, and extensive boardwalk trails. Go for a  tent camping experience at one of the region’s provincial parks, or settle into small-town life at a fishing village.

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