PEI is famous for its beaches. The closest serviced beach is Canoe Cove about 10 minutes from here. When the tide is in you can swim and when the tide is out you can walk out and along the beach. It is wonderful to build sand castles.
South shore beaches tend to be rockier with slightly warmer water. North shore beaches tend to be sandy with colder water.
Our favourite beach is the Singing Sands at Basin Head Provincial Park. It is 1.5 hours from Red Gable Cottage but well worth the drive if you plan on spending the whole day at the beach. While most beaches are the iconic red sand, this beach is white sand beach. Listen as you walk along this beach as the sand sings. There are a few small shops and food available here.
Hiking and biking trails are located all across the Island. The Bonshaw and Strathgartney trail heads are only 15 minutes from Red Gable Cottage. The Confederation Trail runs from one end of the Island to the other. Trails exist for all fitness levels. Some trails are also wheel chair and stroller accessible. Bikes are permitted on many of the trails. You could also visit the winding Bonshaw river for kayaking, SUP or canoeing.
Charlottetown is a beautiful capitol city with plenty to do. Take a harbour tour with Peakes Wharf Boat Tours, learn about the Birthplace of Confederation with the Confederation players or enjoy a meal at one of the many top notch restaurants.
PEI is a golfers dream. There are 3 golf courses all within 10 minutes of Red Gable Cottage, Countryview, Glen Afton and Clyde River Golf Courses. Dozens of other courses are scattered all over the Island. You can practice you chipping and putting right at Red Gable Cottage
The Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait. It links Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick. It is quite a sight to see at almost 14 Km long. It is located in Borden-Carleton. There are lots of small shops and food establishments there.
Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst – Yes this is one location with three names just around the corner. This is a great destination if you are looking for a short excursion. There are walking trails and interpretative information on the history of the site.
Cavendish is one of PEIs most popular destinations. It offers activities for all ages. Visit Green Gables to learn about Anne with an 'e'. Golf at Green Gables Golf Course or visit one of the Amusement parks or attractions. There is plenty of shopping and eating at the Boardwalk. Visit Cavendish Beach or enjoy the trails in the National Park.