Cedar Dunes Provincial Park
Most well loved park in Prince Edward Island!
Welcome to Cedar Dunes Provincial Park! Located on the westernmost point of Prince Edward Island;24 km south of O'Leary ,you're sure to have a breath taking time. Established in 1962,our park includes PEI's tallest and greatly historical West Point light house and museum, over 100 acres of camping and RV space, plenty of children's activities, miles of mesmerizing beaches,many hiking trails and 1,500 m boardwalk that traverses the dunes. Please enjoy your stay!
PEI's Gorgeous Land
PEI makes for a very mild vacation area. PEI has a milder climate due to the warm waters of the Gulf of St.Lawrence that surrounds the island causing mild but warm summers and decent winters.Summers have an average yearly temperature of 19 degrees with rarely any humidity and an average of 890mm of precipitation yearly.PEI is also home to the warmest beaches north of the Carolinas. July and August are the warmest months that have been recorded as high as 34 degrees.
Winters have an average of 290cm of snow fall and an average temperature of -7 degrees. Winters are quite mild and allow for many outdoor winter activities but still generate plenty of snow, with January being the coldest month.
Cedar Dunes Park got its name from the 2 main physical features of the park: cedar and sand dunes. The very rare and uncommon Eastern white cedar makes up the parks rich dense forests, and thrives of the land's moist sandy soil. The regions sand dunes are something to remember. The very bright and iconic red sand of PEI makes up the parks natural sand dunes protect rare species of plants such as Solomon's Seal. Piping Plover, an endangered animal, nests between the dunes. These dunes also make a very natural and mesmerizing backdrop...
West Point Lighthouse
Caribou, moose, Canada red fox, ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare are just some of the few species that call PEI their homes. Theses animals live off the young forests and small woodlots. Gray (Hungarian) Partridge and the ring-necked pheasant were intentionally introduced to PEI while other species found their way by range expansion. Bobloink, and ducks such as pintails, wigeon, gadwell and ring-necked ducks entered this way. PEI's most recent mammal ,the eastern coyote arrived by crossing the ice-filled Northumberland Strait in the late 70's to early 80's. Today the coyote are well established across the island.
Built in 1875, West Point is PEI's tallest lighthouse! All though the lighthouse isn't currently being used as a lighthouse, it has been constructed into a gorgeous inn with breath taking views of the many beaches in Cedar Dunes. Included in an attachment, there is restaurant that serves up many delicious plates of fresh fish and a museum that includes many of the artifacts from the light house and speaks of the rich history of the area.
In the 88 years the light house was in service, only 2 very devoted men kept up the lighthouse. From years 1875-1925, William Mac Donald served until he passed from old age. Benjamin MacIssac then serves as light keep for the remainder of the years till 1963- the year an automatic light was installed.
Ready to Visit?
We hope you want to come visit this rich red land with so much history and amazing food. Whether you come for the picturesque beaches ,for the swooping soft sanded dunes, the best camping trip you have ever had or just to get you every own taste of the island life; you will have the best few days of your life. Escape to a local Canadian land that's full of adventure and hospitality. Come to Cedar Dunes Park, you won't forget the experience. See you very soon!