The plus to this place is the ocean. If it weren't for that, I'd have gone elsewhere. My space was in such a densely treed area that my space was barely wide enough to not push my side-mirrors inward. No slideouts this night! No Wi-Fi, either. But my goodness, what a delightful walk along the beach, just a few minutes from my campsite. I stayed for a night & enjoyed it all, but was glad I wasn't staying a week! We camped here in a Motorhome.
It had been rainy, apparently for days, prior to our arrival. Our site (which I selected on line) was extremely wet/soggy and rather tight. It was long enough, but it was difficult to position motorohome to use awning (needed in rain). We moved to another site (went on line with my blackberry because no WiFi) to find which sites were available. That site was much better. Moral: read the site descriptions on line and if possible get additional information. Our original site had "Soft-bed" in the description. I thought that would be good, but not if it's been raining. Other than that the campground was great. It has nice sites, good beach access, hiking and biking paths, and is close to everything. We spent our arrival evening touring other campgrounds and found Cavendish (despite the mud) to be the best place. The only draw back (serious drawback) is no WiFi. But the visitor center (5-9 min drive) has free wifi and computers until 9 pm. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large campground that was remodeled since the last time we were here and has about 304 sites. A large 3-way section, 2-way and unserviced. They charge more if you have a fire pit. Cost NPS fees to get in and site. Since we were there after Labor Day the NPS fees are dropped and the campsite fee is about $12 cheaper. 2-way $26 about $37 during the summer season. We took an unserviced site with water view for $22. There are evening campfires during the summer with skits, songs, and storytelling about the natural and cultural history of PEI. There are restrooms and showers and laundromat. This campground is in an area with more to do and the new parkway will be finished by 2011 with pullouts and bike trails. The campground itself is not right next to the bike trails like Stanhope was but the Cavendish Beach is right there and this beach is much better than at Stanhope. This campground is very nice now with sites in the woods and others in an open area with views of the ocean and sites are a good size. No problems for those with big RV’s to camp here. There are restrooms with showers throughout the campground. We had rain the day we were here so it was tough but we could sneak in walks around the campground and beach and while in our camper we sat looking out at the sea and beach! In the late afternoon the rains stopped and we had a great sunset and everyone was taking pictures. The next morning what a sunrise especially from our site overlooking the beach. One of the best sunsets and sunrises on the island! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed in a pull-thru wooded site # 239. Not very level. Also near a wind generator, loud on windy days. Sites #276-304 more level and closer to water for pull-thru all services. The park did have laundry machines. Very beautiful area w/ red dunes, cliffs and beaches. Cavendish area is definitely more commercialized, especially for PEI. Nice vacation town with many things to do. We were there during Hurricane Bill, while the wind blew hard, near the ground it was fairly calm in the camping grove. We rode the ferry from NS over to the island on a beautiful day (free going over) and drove off the island over the Confederation Bridge ($ 56.00) on another beautiful day. PS rate does not include park pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here last summer in the Cavendish campground (Site 14) in our pop-up trailer. It was level with shade and close to the showers and washroom. The beach was a 5 minute walk. This is a great National Park with stunning beaches and beautiful country side. Cavendish may be too "commercialized" for some, but just drive 1 minute out of town and you will be in the rolling hills of PEI (Prince Edward Island). The facilities were well maintained for National Park standards. You do have to pay the daily entry fee on top of your campsite fee which is the only annoying factor. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a beautiful park in a beautiful location. The full-hookup sites (called 3-way, or fully serviced in Canada) are all in a wooded area, pull through, large & private. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in this area. Cavendish has more "touriste shoppes" than the rest of PEI--due to "Anne of Green Gables" but compared with Myrtle Beach in North Carolina, you are in the middle of nowhere. We were expecting a dreadfully commercialized area and were very surprised at how low key it really is. The shore drive in the park down to Rustico Harbor is breathtaking. We definitely will return here. WiFi is available for free at the nearby PEI NP Visitor Center. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We actually stayed here in August 2006, and it was a good experience. The park is clean and pretty, with an excellent beach for walking. We had a pull-thru site that looked out over a salt marsh (very pretty), and it had both water and electric. Cavendish is a little too commercial for our tastes, but the park is centrally located and provides reasonable access to both sides of the Island. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped in two different types of sites: electric in the woods, and no hookups on the ocean. There are some full hookup sites as well. There are a few sites directly on the ocean that can accommodate small motorhomes, trailers, or 5th wheels, although they have no hookups. Most sites on the ocean are for tents. We were lucky to be able to move into one of them for the last 3 nights of our stay (our motorhome is 24'). Sunrise AND sunset views. The restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. Couldn't ask for anything more in a national park campground. Would definitely stay here again. Not sure why anyone would pick a KOA over this. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small campground right across from the Stanhope Beach area. 109 sites 3-way, 2-way and unserviced. They charge more if you have a fire pit. Cost NPS fees to get in and site. Since we were there after Labor Day the NPS fees are dropped and the campsite fee is about $12 cheaper. 2-way $26 about $37 during the summer season. There are evening campfires during the summer with skits, songs, and storytelling about the natural and cultural history of PEI. There are restrooms and showers and laundromat. These sites except for some of the unserviced and 3 way ones can be very unlevel. The new parkway and bike trail along the parkway is very nice and level for riding. Close to beaches, hikes and local villages. Easy walk to parkway, bike trails and beach. Sites not good for large RV’s. We camped here in a Motorhome.