Destination guide

Be charmed by Cavendish

There are two sides to Cavendish. There's the one of the literary pages, where grass-colored country farmsteads and rattling carriages herald the home of Anne of Green Gables. And then there's the natural one, where the powdery sands of Cavendish Beach feather into grass-topped dunes over the Gulf of St Lawrence. Cozying up in Cavendish vacation rentals can mean experiencing both of those at the same time, with mornings spent picnicking beneath the erstwhile Victorian home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, and afternoons of deep-sea fishing in the whale-spotted Atlantic.

Things to do

Cavendish: Home of the Green Gables

Anyone who's ever been enthralled by the tales woven by L.M. Montgomery simply must make a visit to the Green Gables Heritage Place and the nearby Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush. The first showcases the timber-faced farmstead that once inspired Prince Edward Island's greatest writer, while the second unravels tales of her life and prose in a neatly preserved period home. Heritage done and dusted, the whirling slides of Shining Waters park beckon, while Cavendish Beach is a jewel in the summer.

Activities

The curiosities of Cavendish

A kaleidoscope of pursuits awaits on the doorstep of your Cavendish vacation rentals. Hop out onto the clifftop trails to feel the spray of the Atlantic Ocean meeting the rugged coast of Prince Edward Island. Go to the countryside, for literary-themed tours and heritage journeys through the cottages and woods. Or, hit the swells on a marine safari, to spot hulking humpback whales, galumphing porpoises, seals, elegant dolphin pods, minke whales, and more.

Weather

Catching the warmth in Cavendish

Cavendish _ like the rest of Prince Edward Island _ booms with visitors during the summer season. Cavendish vacation rentals on the beach become gateways to sparkling sands then, while those around the harbors of PEI turn into top bases for launching those deep-sea fishing expeditions into the St Lawrence Gulf. The months between May and August are also the busiest in the town, imbuing the lobster shacks and eateries with a lively energy. For more seclusion, the fall in September is a good alternative.

Natural features

Explore the Canadian coast in Cavendish

Cavendish crops out of the north shores of Prince Edward Island. The coastline there is a patchwork of blustery sea dunes, where swaying grasses fade into yellow-hued sands. You can walk the boardwalks and hike the mud-colored tops of the Cavendish Cliffs, making use of designated pathways like the Cavendish Dunelands Trail through the coastal wilds. Trips out into the Gulf of St Lawrence are a must if you want to encounter the region's rich marine life _ keep your eyes peeled for whales, dolphin pods, seals, porpoises, and more.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cavendish

Fly into Charlottetown, PEI (YYG), the closest airport, located 18 mi (29 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Cavendish?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 491 vacation rentals near Cavendish. From 170 Cottages to 249 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cavendish for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cavendish?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cavendish. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shining Waters Family Fun Park: 482 vacation rentals
  • Sandspit Cavendish Beach: 484 vacation rentals
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not: 489 vacation rentals
  • Eagles Glenn Golf Course: 503 vacation rentals
  • Fantazmagoric Museum of the Strange and Unusual: 491 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cavendish listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Cavendish?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 170 Cottages in Cavendish. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cavendish include:

  • Houses: 249 rentals available
  • Cabins: 170 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 170 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cavendish?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 92 vacation rentals with pool available in Cavendish. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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