North Cape Coastal Drive is home to no less than seven provincial parks. Each one holds its own delights, from sheltered bays to wild surf and red sands. You’re likely to see lots of rabbits and may catch sight of a beautiful fluffy fox. Enjoy the moment and have your camera at the ready, but please don’t feed the wildlife. Take a woodland walk and you may spot an owl hiding in the notch of a tree trunk or an osprey wheeling over a river estuary. Amenities include campgrounds, play parks, interpretive centers and children’s activities.
Bloomfield Provincial Park
Located on Route 2, Bloomfield is a day-use park featuring playground equipment, fishing, fireplaces, picnic facilities, showers and flush toilets. Pets are permitted on leash.
Cedar Dunes Park
Cedar Dunes Park has a picturesque beach with lifeguards and dunes, plus a landmark lighthouse with a small museum.
Green Park Provincial Day Park
During the 19th century, shipbuilding was a major industry on Prince Edward Island. Green Park was the site of an active shipyard. Visit the Shipbuilding Museum & Historic Yeo House representing the wealth of a golden age on PEI when the shipyards drove the economy of the colony. The park provides playground equipment for children, Frisbee golf, nature trails and a river beach.
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is the site of, and named after, Prince Edward Island’s first European visitor in 1534. This park offers a wide range of activities for all ages. There is supervised swimming at this beautiful beach, located on the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Belmont Provincial Park
Located on Route 123, Belmont is a day-use park featuring an unsupervised beach, playground equipment, fireplaces, picnic facilities, showers and flush toilets. Pets are permitted on leash.
Linkletter Provincial Park
Linkletter is located on Bedeque Bay, in close proximity to Summerside, the recreational and cultural center of Prince County.
Union Corner Provincial Park
Located on Route 11, Union Corner is a day-use park featuring a playground, beach, change rooms and fireplaces. Pets are permitted on leash.
From Route 2 on the Central Coastal Drive (south shore) just east of Summerside, turn south onto Route 1A and drive for 10 km (6.3 miles). Turn right onto Route 171 (Callbeck Street), and then after 1.9 km (1.2 miles) turn right on Route 112 towards Lower Bedeque. Follow Route 112 to its end where you will see the Indian Head Lighthouse at the end of the breakwater. At low tide it is sometimes possible to walk out to the lighthouse.
From Route 2 turn onto Water Street at Reads Corner. Turn left at the intersection with lights at MacEwen Road and Glover Shore Road. Turn onto Glover Shore Road and you will see it a short distance away on your right.