The best camping near Prince Edward Island National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Prince Edward Island National Park adventure.

Prepare for red-sand beaches, painted lighthouses, and a dose of history.  

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The Red Fox Campground

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Charlottetown, PE
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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Red Rock Retreat Campground

59 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Charlottetown, PE
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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New Glasgow Highlands Campground

16 sites · RVs17 acres · Lot 23, PE
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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Winterbay Campground and Cottages

1 site · Lodging7 acres · Millcove, PE
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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Summer Winds

19 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Charlottetown, PE
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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Sandpoint Ocean Front Resort

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents87 acres · Tatamagouche, NS
Located within a five minute drive just outside of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, our property has over 2500 feet of oceanfront with a mixture of Sand, Pebble and Rock covered beaches. 1500 ft of our ocean front is mostly made up of 60ft high cliffs with trees for shelter from the wind and sun. We supply everything you need such as two prefabricated C-Can washroom / Shower Units with both of the washrooms having showers with running hot water, unlimited firewood, and running water to have an unforgettable Ocean Front RV/camping/tenting experience. Tatamagouche is home to the Tatamagouche Brewery, The Train Station Inn, The Creamery Square / Heritage Society (Anna Swan Museum) and the Balmoral Gristmill. Guests can take in dinning experiences at restaurants such as the Nook & Cranny, The Chowder House and Big Als Pub. For the golf enthusiasts, we are just 5 min away from the water front Brule Point Golf Course and for world class golfing experience we are just 30 minutes from the Fox Harbor Golf Resort. Our property is mainly made up of open spaces with few trees, we have an abundant of Pic-nic areas with oversized pic-nic tables are placed along the ocean front so guests can have an unforgettable gathering with friends and family. With steps down to our premium beach front and a walk out dock for our kayakers, the property has easy access to the water for kayaking, swimming and we have a small boat launch for personal water crafts during high tides. Come check out this one-of-a-kind property! All ocean front tenting / RV sites have no services available if you want access to power and water you will have to book one of the sites that have services to it. We only have seven serviced sites available to our guests.
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Regulars Homestead

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Malpeque, PE
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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Paradise on Panmure

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Panmure Island, PE
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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EarthSea

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Lot 67, PE
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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Wild Pines Cabins

8 sites · Lodging3 acres · Lot 57, PE
Glamping cabins on 3 acres of forest next to a costal golf course and park in south eastern PEI. Water view, short walk to the shore and tall costal cliffs. Beach volleyball, lawn games, mini putt, swimming pool all within a 5 min walk. 8 cabins with a shared main building (kitchen and bathroom)
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Acadian Coastal Campground

9 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Murray Corner, NB
Travelling and Enjoying the east coast is something we love….so we bought our dream vacation spot and quickly realized that others might enjoy it as well. Enjoy the quiet skyline and maybe even catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. Our grass lots are backed with lush Appalachian forest and leads way to a slow brook where you can wade with the tide or try your hand at fishing or simply sit by the fire and enjoy the solitude. Check in is self guided as there is no host on site but you'll find it simple as all sites, as well as the toilet area is well marked with signage. This doesn’t mean we aren’t here to help, you can reach us 24/7 via telephone/text or email. It makes for the perfect spot to experience quiet private east coast living. We are Located just off the Acadian Coastal Drive and minutes from the beautiful Fundy shore. You can bring your tent, RV, van or camper and choose from 4 fantastic sites. 1-30 amp service, 2 roadside non-serviced as well as one privative forested site. All sites are equipped with a fire pit and access to our large off grid restroom. Wood is available for purchase if you didn’t bring your own! You can also explore New Brunswick with a drive on Acadian Coastal Drive ·Appalachian Range Route · Fundy Coastal Drive · Miramichi River Route or Fundy Coastal Drive Stop by and visit Murray Corner Provincial park for a swim and watch the tide roll out. Looking to see multiple provinces?? We are in the perfect spot to see all of what the East coast has to offer. View PEI’s spectacular Confederation Bridge from the shoreline and take a drive to PEI which is only minutes from us. Mainland Nova Scotia is less than a 30 minute drive and if your adventurous and want to drive the Cabot Trail then you can reach Cape Breton Island in under 2 hours! Catch a Ferry to Newfoundland if your heart desires. PEAK SEASON (May 1- Sept 31) OFF GRID (Oct 1 -Dec 31 and March 15 - April 31) CLOSED for winter (Dec 31- March 14) Follow us on Facebook and Instagram Kindly bring your own plastic/compostable bags for the toilet are as these may not always be available on site. There is no potable water on site however, we do have an out building with compostable toilet, shower/change area. Free Showers and potable water available at Murray provincial park during peak season.
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PEI Bush Camping

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Charlottetown, PE
My property is a 4 acre patch of bush in Prince Edward Island. It has a road large enough to park an RV. It is perfect for off the grid camping. It is close to Milligans Wharf. Conway Narrows is also close. It is between Charlottetown and North Cape. I intend to build a cottage there in the future. There are lots of interesting beaches and scenery nearby!
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The best camping near Prince Edward Island National Park guide

Overview

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Coastline is king in Prince Edward Island National Park—and with seven beaches and some 50 kilometres of trails, there’s plenty to explore. Hike or cycle through thick pine forest; swim, kayak, or fish in the ocean; and keep an eye out for native birds such as blue herons and kingfishers. For a bit of culture, explore colonial-era forts and settlements in the park’s historic sites, or dive into Canadian literature at Green Gables Heritage Site—home of the red-haired heroine of Anne of Green Gables, a classic children’s novel set here. The park is just a 25-minute drive from PEI’s capital of Charlottetown.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for classic beach views: Cavendish Campground is fully serviced and right on the water.
  • Best for peace and quiet: Stanhope Campground is well-sized with creature comforts such as a gift shop, bathrooms, and forested kid-friendly spots.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. The two Prince Edward Island campgrounds—Stanhope and Cavendish—are set on the north shore and open June through early or late September, respectively. Reservations for the summer camping season can be made in January.
  2. If you’re looking for a hassle-free option, check out the oTENTiks shelters offered at both locations. Popular with families and groups, these A-frame cabins include beds and furniture for up to six people (though you’ll want to reserve as far in advance as possible).
  3. Last-minute campers should head to Stanhope, which includes seven walk-up sites.

When to go

Summer is the most popular time to visit PEI National Park. Not only are campgrounds open, but warm weather and ocean temperatures also allow you to take full advantage of the park’s seven supervised beaches, including Cavendish Beach and Brackley Beach. Spring and fall visits include opportunities for hiking and kayaking in solitude, but they’ll require you to find overnight accommodations elsewhere. Trails are maintained in winter, so cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also viable options.

Know before you go

  • There are a handful of campsite types at both campgrounds, including drive-through options for RVs and car camping, as well as basic tent camping. All sites include firepits. 
  • Both Cavendish and Stanhope campgrounds offer potable water, washrooms with showers and flush toilets, kitchen shelters, and laundromats.
  • Wifi is available at each campground’s kiosk during hours of operation.
  • Both campgrounds offer two oTENTik shelters with accessible features for wheelchairs.

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