Beaches

While PEI is more than just beaches, it does have beaches in spades! Red sand, white sand, cliffs and dunes - the beaches in PEI rival the best anywhere.

  • White sand beach at sunset
    Beaches

    Oh Those PEI Beaches….

    Some of the most iconic images of PEI are the red dirt roads that crisscross the island and red sand beaches that circle its shores. I read somewhere that PEI is actually a sand bar which totally makes sense to me. It is so completely different from the geography of its closest neighbours, northern Nova Scotia and the eastern coast of New Brunswick. And so, you can easily imagine it was never part of either but just developed out in the ocean, well, like a sand bar does. So what makes PEI’s sand and dirt red? It’s the iron in the soil and sandstone that oxidizes (rusts) when exposed to…