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North Rustico Beach

Rustico, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Beautiful beach at anytime of year

We walked the beach briefly on a rainy cold day in September. It was beautiful and would definitely... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Christopher T

We were astounded by the beautiful beaches. The red sand and the dunes. Walked barefoot along the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Karen H
Kelowna, Canada
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“north rustico” (18 reviews)
“national park” (6 reviews)
“red sand” (4 reviews)
Rustico, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We walked the beach briefly on a rainy cold day in September. It was beautiful and would definitely love to go back on a hot sunny summer day!

Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We were astounded by the beautiful beaches. The red sand and the dunes. Walked barefoot along the beach. The photos don't do it justice. The sand is deep red.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Quiet beach to relax on, people, birds and bugs were all scares - the sea was a bit cool for a swim, but the sand bars made it fun

Thank John S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you go during September you have the beach all to yourself. Was absolutely beautiful and big. Can't wait for next year.

Thank lisadroy
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong the beaches in PEI are truly national treasures, but North Rustico Beach had rock and seaweed making 1/2 of it not walkable at the water's edge. The short segment (200-300 meters) was very nice but nowhere near the gorgeous, long beaches...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We did not go to the beach because of high winds, but enjoyed walking on the North Rustico boardwalk. North Rustico is a tiny community of 860 residents, but it has a couple of restaurants/cafes and a bakery. Very quiet and peaceful place.

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This beach was very peaceful, yet felt secure as there were lifeguards on duty. Parking was also free!

Thank michellelynnp
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic spot to just sit and relax. Sometimes windy but wonderful on a hot day. Lots of nature to enjoy including the famous PEI foxes. They seem to be everywhere. But don't bother anyone, they are just as curious of us, as we are of...More

Thank Kursten K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Amazing shallow and peaceful beach. Great for kids since the water goes out very gradually. Had a fantastic day here today!

Thank Allforfood
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited many beaches in PEI but this one was my favourite. The sand was very nice with no rocks. The water was nice and warm, and there weren't a ton of people there. It was a very clean beach, and we loved the afternoon...More

Thank Melissa J
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16 May 2016|
Response from cutiegirl52 |
Go to Brackley Beach in the PEI national park. Far prettier than Cavendish. Go to Richards Restaurant in Covehead for the best fish and chips! Brackley has a drive in theatre too. A trip into Charlottetown is a must! So much... More
2 October 2015|
Response from farhana101 | Reviewed this property |
I was a traveller there. You have to call the resort directly. I only know it is a beautiful place and a must see. You will simply love it. Sorry could not help you.
28 July 2015|
Response from Gaëtane T | Reviewed this property |
We had gone first two weeks in august..last year. And the weather was great...got some rain of course , but still good. I would check the weather channel closer to the time you will be leaving to give you a heads up.