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Beautiful unspoiled beach

White sand ,red cliffs and pristine waters. Come visit this little piece of paradise in north shore... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
Beautiful and off the beaten path

We stumbled upon this beach as we were exploring the area and were very pleasantly surprised by its... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
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Rustico, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

White sand ,red cliffs and pristine waters. Come visit this little piece of paradise in north shore pei. You will not be disappointed. Watch fishing boats going out and Returning with their catchs

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We stumbled upon this beach as we were exploring the area and were very pleasantly surprised by its large size as well as how beautiful and scenic it is....the beach sand is coloured the deep red characteristic to PEI. It was too cold to go...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This beach was nice but parking was hard to find but the restaurants around North Rustico Beach was wonderful and the food was fresh and tasty and super friendly people from the staff at the restaurants to the locals. This is a must to place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fikk88
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

This is more a review of North Rustico Harbor as opposed to the beach area, which, by the way, is interesting and beautiful in and of itself. There is a point with a lighthouse adjoining a small settlement which is very scenic and quaint. Most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank P4113DWpaulw
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Visited after season closed. No one else on beach. Amazing sunset. Amazing color of the sand. And really cold water. At least for this southerner. Just gorgeous.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RiverCajun
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and natural beach with soft red sand and stunning red cliffs and dunes as a backdrop. Long enough for walking and close to the harbour and the village via the boardwalk. Quieter than Cavendish, but just as nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KateJohn
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Free!! Yes,, it’s free!!! Parking is tricky,, still haven’t found our way to the parking lot!!! But We did find a free place to park!! Lol Stayed for a few hours,, relaxed and my son went out on the pier to fish!!! Lots of charters...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TammyLynn12
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is yet another beautiful beach in PEI. The is one parking lot, but it fills up quickly. You can go to the other side of the beach and there is an access road to park along. It is narrow and dirt, but everyone seems...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 2yrMom
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Beach is gorgeous, lots of space, red sand and tucked away. Its free to go to, water is shallow for quite a ways out. Definitely worth a visit to relax.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank qtpiede19
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Nice fluffy red sand beach with shallow water where you can walk out far. Busy, but far from overcrowded.

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from TammyLynn12 | Reviewed this property |
It’s actually hard to find and Cory hard to park!!
May 16, 2016|
Response from cutiegirl52 |
Go to Brackley Beach in the PEI national park. Far prettier than Cavendish. Go to Richards Restaurant in Covehead for the best fish and chips! Brackley has a drive in theatre too. A trip into Charlottetown is a must! So much... More
October 1, 2015|
Response from farhana101 | Reviewed this property |
I was a traveller there. You have to call the resort directly. I only know it is a beautiful place and a must see. You will simply love it. Sorry could not help you.