Cavendish, PE, Canada

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Cavendish, PE, Canada

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A green and pleasant land

Cavendish was made famous by Canadian author LM Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables stories, and there are many book-related attractions to discover here. Nestled between North Rustico and Stanley Bridge on the north side of Prince Edward Island, this charming beach town has no shortage of amenities for visitors young and old, not to mention ocean views to die for. Get your literary adventure off to a flying start by booking a Cavendish vacation rental close to key points of interest such as Green Gables House or Cavendish Beach.

Where the action is in Cavendish

Let’s start with the beach. This long stretch of white-sand paradise has all sorts of watersports on offer, including SUP, kiteboarding, and para-sailing. Join a deep-sea fishing trip, or enjoy a spot of golf at the local championship golf courses, including the Green Gables Golf Course overlooking the sand dunes. Cavendish is part of Prince Edward Island National Park, so grab a picnic and head out on a hiking, cycling, or birdwatching expedition, or rent a kayak on one of the inland ponds. In winter, you can try your hand at cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

Fun on the farm and a scoop (or three!) of ice cream

It’s no surprise that Green Gables rules here. You can visit LM Montgomery’s childhood home, Green Gables House, as well as Heritage Place farmhouse and gardens, the Anne of Green Gables Museum, and Avonlea Village – a replica of the fictional 19th century hometown of the heroine Anne Shirley. Once you’ve had your literary fix, take a stroll along Cavendish Boardwalk and enjoy an ice cream from famous local brand COWS, while children will love the family-friendly theme parks Shining Waters and Sandspit. Many attractions are open in the summer months only, so check before you book your Cavendish vacation rental.

Feel the breeze on your back

Prince Edward Island has a milder climate than the mainland, thanks to the warming waters of the Gulf of St Lawrence. Summers are warm but not humid, with daytime temperatures in the 70s. This is the peak time for families to visit, as it's when the outdoor attractions are all open. Spring and fall offer bright days and cool evenings, and although some attractions are closed, you can still walk or cycle along the stunning Gulf Shore Way with a gentle breeze on your back. Golfers flock here in September, and there are often foodie festivals during fall, too.

Find out why Cavendish is known for its good nature

The Prince Edward Island National Park, which runs for 37 miles along the Gulf of St Lawrence shoreline, boasts some of the island’s best beaches. Book a Cavendish vacation rental close to Cavendish Beach and savor the magical view across the ocean, particularly at sunset. In the daytime, follow the coastal path through wind-sculpted dunes and you might spot a heron in one of the bays. Inland, you can hike through woodlands and around ponds, home to red foxes and waterfowl. Birds to watch out for include the belted kingfisher, Canada goose, and great blue heron.