Planning a camping trip to Prince Edward Island?
Camping in one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces should be on everyone’s Canadian bucket list! There are lots of amazing campgrounds in PEI to enjoy this summer, whether it’s solo, as a couple, or a family!
I was shocked to learn how many people camp in PEI, from locals to visitors alike! It’s not hard to understand why – the stunning scenery, water views, access to ocean swimming, fishing, and water activities, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to do at these campsites.
Update January 2023: Hurricane Fiona devastated a lot of Prince Edward Island’s beaches and shorelines. Please contact your preferred campground for an updated park status.
There’s the perfect campground waiting for you, and if you camp by tent, RV, or cabin, there are accommodations for everyone. From views of the rugged shoreline and red cliffs to parks and wide open spaces, camping in PEI gets you away from it all. Sleep under the stars in one of these amazing campgrounds!
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Camping in PEI National Park
Is there anything better than sleeping under the stars being lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of wind and waves? Prince Edward Island National Park offers a variety of camping options at two different campsites with access to trails and beaches, making it the perfect getaway for those looking to stay overnight.
Whether you choose to camp by tent, RV, oTENTiks, or Bunkies, there’s no shortage of camping options in PEI.
Book your campground reservations online. Camping season in PEI at National Parks runs from June until September.
Book online with Parks Canada Reservation Service or by calling 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)
Cavendish Campground is probably the most famous park in PEI, with over 200+ campsites and a huge beach, over 8 km of trails for hiking and cycling, a floating boardwalk, sand dunes, playground, and plenty of opportunity for wildlife viewing.
Here you’ll find showers, flush toilets, a laundromat, kitchen shelters, Wi-Fi and accessible features, allowing you to get away from it all while still having some modern conveniences
Campfires are allowed on select sites.
Cavendish Campground is the perfect location to explore Anne of Green Gables, Avonlea Village, and the Cavendish Boardwalk.
Types of camping at Cavendish Campground:
- oTENTik camping
Cavendish Campground daily fees
oTENTiks: $123 plus daily park entry fee
Stanhope Campground offers over 100 sites in a scenic, forested, and quiet campsite located near the famous Covehead Harbour. There is access to a 10 km seaside trail, perfect for those morning strolls or cycling.
Stanhope Campground offers accessible features, washroom facilities with flush toilets and hot showers, kitchen shelters, a laundromat, and a playground
Stanhope Beach is lifeguarded in July and August and has an accessible ramp, an available beach wheelchair, and mobility mats.
Stanhope Campground daily fees
oTENTiks: $123 plus daily park entry fee
Provincial Park Campgrounds in PEI
Reservations for PEI Provincial Park Campgrounds can be booked online.
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park
Located along the North Cape Coastal Drive, Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is close to Alberton, Tignish, and North Cape. It features a supervised swimming beach on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, accessible ramp, and floating wheelchair.
Jacques Cartier is Europe’s first visitor who came ashore in the vicinity in 1534 who remarked this is the “fairest land ‘tis possible to see!”
There is playground equipment, park recreation programs, evening activities, kitchen shelter, Wi-Fi, and a laundromat.
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park daily fees
Brudenell River Provincial Park
As eastern PEI’s largest provincial park, Brudenell River offers RV camping and wooded tent sites. There is access to a forested walking trail as well as a paved riverfront pathway, ideal for walking and cycling.
There is an outdoor heated pool, playground, kitchen shelter, washrooms, laundromat, and scheduled recreational activities June through August.
Brudenell River Provincial Park is only 1 km from the Confederation Trail, two 18-hole championship golf courses, licensed dining rooms, marina berth with canoe, paddleboard, and kayak rentals, and horseback riding
Brudenell River Provincial Park daily fees
Cabot Beach Provincial Park
Cabot Beach Provincial Park is western PEI’s largest provincial park and offers recreation programs, a lifeguarded beach along Malpeque Bay, laundromat, playground, kitchen shelter, and Wi-Fi.
Just a few minute’s drive from Cabot Beach is Thunder Cove Beach where you’ll find the magnificent Teacup Rock!
Cabot Beach Provincial Park is within Green Gables Shore and is within close proximity to all things Anne of Green Gables!
Cabot Beach Provincial Park daily fees
Panmure Island Provincial Park
The stunning white sand beaches on Panmure Island make it one of the most popular Provincial Parks for camping in PEI!
The drive itself to Panmure Island is flanked by the ocean on one side and the sheltered St. Marys bay on the other with sand dunes on either side, providing a secluded shoreline ideal for beach lovers!
There is a licensed restaurant at the beach and lifeguard services along with a beach house with change rooms and showers, washrooms at the beach, kitchen shelter, and laundromat.
Panmure Island Provincial Park daily fees
Northumberland Provincial Park
The campground at Northumberland Provincial Park features a variety of campsites plus cabins! There is access to a lifeguarded beach, clam digging, and bird watching and features a laundromat, playground, and kitchen shelter.
Northumberland Provincial Park daily fees
Camp cabins: $60
Red Point Provincial Park
With shelters, firepits, playgrounds, laundromats, and sites designed for large RVs, Red Point Provincial Park is ideal for families with its recreational activities and lifeguarded beach.
Red Point Provincial Park is located near the town of Souris offering groceries, restaurants, gas, liquor store, tourist information centre, and a ferry to the Magdalen Islands. This campsite is also close to the Basin Head Fisheries Museum, Basin Head Provincial Park, and East Point Lighthouse.
Red Point Provincial Park daily fees
Linkletter Provincial Park
Linkletter Provincial Park is within close proximity to Summerside and offers a bay beach, playground, laundromat, kitchen shelter, and Wi-Fi! It’s also the closest provincial park closest to Confederation Bridge that offers camping.
Linkletter Provincial Park is located along the Gulf of St Lawrence and offers scenic views within close proximity to attractions like the Summerside Golf & Country Club and the Acadian Museum.
Linkletter Provincial Park daily fees
Cedar Dunes Provincial Park
Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is along the North Cape Coastal Drive in the West Point Area. This scenic area is famous for its red sand beach that stretches for miles.
Camping at this park means you’ll have access to a nature trail, laundromat, kitchen shelter, Wi-Fi, lifeguard services, and recreational programs.
Come tour West Point Lighthouse – the only inn in Canada that is within a functioning lighthouse (and reportedly haunted, too!)
Cedar Dunes Provincial Park daily fees
Campgrounds in PEI
These campgrounds in PEI are great for families, RVing, and tenting, and most of these open over the May long weekend (some even earlier!) until the beginning of October. Take your pick from any of these beautiful campgrounds in PEI!
Seal Cove Campground
Seal Cove Campground is a family-friendly campground close to the Wood Islands Ferry offering campsites as well as cabin accommodations.
There is beachfront access with a shallow beach, Wi-Fi, golf and mini golf, a playground, zip line, fire pits, a heated pool, and wharf access. Campers will also enjoy laundry facilities and hot showers!
Seal Cove Campground is a great location close to many beaches, fishing adventures, wineries, and lighthouses.
Seal Cove Campground information
Cabin: $120 (minimum 3 night stay)
Weekly and seasonal rates available
87 Mink River Rd, Rte 17, Murray Harbour North
Lord Selkirk Campground
Featuring beautiful water and cliff views, a 9-hole golf course (Belfast Highland Greens), swimming pool, and canteen, Lord Selkirk Campground is located within the Points East Coastal Drive and is infused by a Scottish atmosphere and Celtic flavour.
While the beach isn’t suitable for swimming, it is the perfect spot to stroll with a morning coffee.
Lord Selkirk Campground also hosts the Annual Highland Games where you can witness dance competitions, bagpipe and fiddle music, and events like shot putt, log toss, and caber toss.
Lord Selkirk Campground information
142 Selkirk Park Rd, Eldon
Somers By The Beach Campground
Somers By The Beach Campground is a spacious campground right along the water overlooking Murray Harbour. It is within close proximity to Kings Castle Provincial Park which is a fantastic place for kids to visit to enjoy storybook statues and unique play equipment.
As an ideal spot for families, this campground offers a heated swimming pool, campfires, kayaking, and beach swimming. Stroll along the beach and dig for clams or sit on the dock and watch the day go by.
Choose from shaded, grassy or treed campsites! Equipped with a laundromat, hot showers, Wi-Fi, and recreation programs.
Somers By The Beach Campground Information
Camp Cabin: $100
1937 Gladstone Rd, Rte 348, Gladstone
Ocean Acres Cottages & Campground
Overlooking Fox River, Ocean Acres Cottages & Campgrounds is open year round, with their campground open from May – October. There is Wi-Fi, firepits, a full service licensed restaurant onsite, heated pool playground, and kayaking.
Ocean Acres is near beautiful Murray Harbour and close to beaches, wineries, the Confederation Trail, golfing, and seal watching. This campground is also less than an hour from Charlottetown and 20 minutes to the Wood Islands Ferry.
Cottages are available all year! Bring your skates during the winter and go skating on their 25,000 sq ft outdoor rink!
Ocean Acres Cottages & Campground Information
Cottages: $140-$180 or weekly $600-$1100 (year round pricing)
247 Fox River Rd, Murray Harbour
CNG Country Cabins and Campground
CNG Country Cabins and Campground is located 3 km from Brackley Beach (PEI National Park) and is only 10 minutes from Charlottetown or 15 minutes to Cavendish, making this a great central location for exploring around the island!
With indoor and outdoor pools, playgrounds, and 20 acres of stunning PEI scenery, CNG Country Cabins and Campgrounds is close to beaches, all things Anne of Green Gables, amusement parks, golf courses, and amazing restaurants.
This campground offers cabins, RVs and campsites to stay in and offers private campfire areas, picnic tables, tree house, and laundromat.
CNG Country Cabins and Campground Information
2-way: $45 daily or $266 weekly
3-way: $57 daily or $350 weekly
Trailer: $99-$149 daily or $994 weekly
3041 Brackley Point Rd, Brackley Beach
Cymbria Campground is a stunning property minutes from Charlottetown, Cavendish, beaches, and attractions. This quiet campground offers grassy sites with firepits and picnic tables and is known for its uncrowded RV sites.
Try your hand at clam digging on the shallow beach, go mini-golfing, unwind on their on-site nature trail, or get some sun at the heated pool.
Cymbria Campground offers recreation activities, campers’ kitchen, camp store, laundromat, and showers. They also produce their own honey with their on-site honey bees!
Cymbria Campground Information
729 Grand Père Point Rd, Rte 242
Pine Hills RV Park 1990 Ltd.
Located close to Cavendish, beaches and attractions and only 20 minutes to downtown Charlottetown, Pine Hills RV Park is a family-friendly resort offering a heated swimming pool, laundromat, and hot showers.
There are lots of recreational activities here including a playground, basketball court, horseshoe pit, arcade games, pool table, and daily wagon rides!
Pine Hills RV Park Information
1531 Brackley Point Rd, Brackley
Confederation Trailside Tourist Grounds
Only 15 km from Charlottetown, Confederation Trailside Tourist Grounds is located along the Confederation Trail and is a great spot for cyclists, is close to beaches with sand dunes, fishing, and horseback riding.
This campground in PEI features a saltwater pool, rec room, washrooms, a laundromat, and hot showers.
Confederation Trailside Tourist Grounds Information
Camp Cabins: $91-$100
12398 St. Peters Rd, Tracadie Cross
Cavendish Sunset Campground
Located just opposite of Cavendish Beach National Park, you’ll find private wooded and partially wooded campsites at Cavendish Sunset Campground.
Cavendish Sunset Campground offers hot showers, movie rentals, two laundromats, a heated pool, amusement centre with bingo, mini golf, recreation programs, and licensed dining rooms and fast-food outlets just adjacent at the Cavendish Boardwalk.
Cavendish Sunset Campground Information
Unserviced: $37 daily or $207 weekly
2-way: $49 daily or $237 weekly
3-way: $57 or $252-267 weekly
9095 Cavendish Rd, Rte 6, Cavendish
Cavendish KOA Campground
Featuring a petting zoo, jumping pillow, heated swimming pool and kids pools, daily hayrides, themed weekends, kids camp, pancake breakfast, and numerous recreation activities, this is the most ideal family campground to stay at!
Cavendish KOA Campground offers tented sites to large pull-thru sites, a large pavilion with camping kitchen, washrooms, and attraction discounts!
This campground is less than half a mile away from Anne of Green Gables and is right beside Avonlea Village and a golf course..
Cavendish KOA Campground Information
Camp Cabins: $67-$172
198 Forest Hill Lane, Cavendish
Marco Polo Land
Marco Polo Land is a fantastic family-friendly campground in PEI! Just 2 km from Cavendish Beach, this sprawling property has over 600 sites on 100 acres.
There are supervised recreation programs, a recreation hall for rent, community parties, hayrides, street hockey, playgrounds, laundromat, camper kitchen, take-out, dairy bar, firepits, hot showers, and much more!
Marco Polo Land is located in Anne’s land, close to everything Anne of Green Gables and has everything you need for a fun family vacation.
Marco Polo Land Information
Daily fees (pricing includes off season rates)
Weekly rates available
7406 Rte 13, Cavendish
St. Peter’s Park Campground
Right next to the Confederation Trail and overlooking St. Peter’s Bay is St. Peter’s Park Campground, a family-friendly campsite operated by the community of St. Peter’s Bay!
All sites are accessible and there are washroom facilities, laundromats, Wi-Fi, two swimming pools (extra fee), and is within close proximity to restaurants, shops, and a tourist information centre.
A must-visit attraction near this campground is Greenwich National Park with an amazing floating boardwalk and views of ever-shifting sand dunes!
St. Peters Park Information
Unserviced: $30 daily, $180 weekly
3-way: $45 daily, $270 weekly
5890 St Peters Road, St. Peters
Whispering Pines RV Estates
With 10 acres of grassy field and pine trees, Whispering Pines RV Estates is a family oriented campground just 3 km from PEI National Park.
This campsite offers a pool, Wi-Fi, and is close to the beautiful north shore beaches, fishing, golf, and Grand Tracadie Harbour. It’s just 15 minutes from Charlottetown and 25 minutes from Cavendish, but far enough to escape it all.
Whispering Pines RV Estates Information
2-way: $37 daily, $230 weekly
3-way: $40 daily, $260 weekly
34 Harbour Road, Grand Tracadie
KW Green Park RV Resort
People say that KW Green Park Resort is a hidden paradise and a piece of heaven in PEI. This quiet campground tucked away on the river’s edge allows for prime sunset viewing and a relaxing place to unwind.
Located on site is the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum, where you can step back in time to 1860 and learn about the history of Prince Edward Island’s shipbuilding industry. On the property is also the reportedly haunted Yeo House, a beautifully restored Victorian home with a historic schoolhouse and blacksmith shop adjacent.
KW Green Park RV Resort Information
Camp Cabins: $85-$125
364 Green Park Rd, Port Hill
Argyle Shore Waterview Cottages & Campground
Located within a 5 minute walk to Argyle Shore Provincial Park with red sandstone cliff views and tides is Argyle Shore Waterview Cottages & Campground. This campground is small but is quiet and is a relaxing place to search for sea glass, starfish, crabs, oysters and more!
Spend your days strolling the beach, building sandcastles, splashing in the ever-changing tides and have a campfire under the stars!
Argyle Shores features Wi-Fi, a laundromat, kitchen shelter, playground, and showers.
Argyle Shore Waterview Cottages & Campground Information
Cottages: $160-$172, weekly $1020-$1395 (two night minimum)
8139 Rte 19, Bonshaw
All Points East Campground
All Points East Campground is a stunning family-owned lakeside property within minutes of two beaches and trails. There is an on-site pool, convenience store, hot showers, laundromat, and Wi-Fi.
This campground is off the beaten path and offers a quiet stay within close proximity to dining, East Point Lighthouse, and North Lake Harbour.
All Points East Campground Information
Unserviced: $24-$31 daily, $161-$196 weekly
3-way: $36-$45 daily, $215-$360 weekly
515 North Lake Harbour Rd, Lakeville
Campbell’s Cove Campground and Cabins
Located right on the ocean on the north shore of Eastern PEI, this family-friendly campground provides washrooms, a kitchen shelter, laundromat, live music, and playground.
Each campsite at Campbell’s Cove Campground and Cabins has a picnic table and firepit where you can watch stunning sunsets and sunrises over a white sandy beach.
Campbell’s Cove Campground and Cabins Information
Camp Cabins: $55-$90
7516 Northside Rd, Rte 16, Campbell’s Cove
Waterford Cottages & Campground
Offering oceanside cottages and campsites, Waterford Cottages & Campground has a large pool, their own private, sandy beach, Wi-Fi, a laundromat, campers’ store, hot showers, and is a great campground to view the sunsets!
Located on the Northumberland Strait, you can walk for miles looking for sea glass or splash in the water which is great for families since the beach has no sudden drop offs! Waterford Cottages & Campground is only a few minutes way from Skinner’s Pond Harbour where you can watch fishing boats catch lobster during August and September.
Time your camping right and you’ll even see their amazing fireworks display that happens every other week!
Waterford Cottages & Campground Information
Cottages: $150 (minimum 3 night stay)
13167 Rte 14, Waterford
Just minutes to Confederation Bridge, Borden/Summerside KOA is a great spot for tenters to large RVs! Centrally located to 9 of the top 12 most visited sites in PEI, this campground offers a pool, laundromat, recreation activities, access to the Confederation Trail, and beaches!
Borden/Summerside KOA Information
Camp Cabins: $79-$169
23714 TransCanada Hwy, Borden-Carleton
Twin Shores Camping Area
Twin Shores Camping Area is a large 200 acre family camping resort ideal for beach lovers! Here you can experience both white and red sand beaches that stretch for miles, and is also close to the stunning Tea Cup Rock at Thunder Cove Beach!
With almost 700 sites to choose from, you’ll be able to enjoy daily activities, a playground, fitness centre, golf driving range, Wi-Fi, a cafe and general store, and much more.
Twin Shores Camping Area Information
Camp Cabins: $220-$330
705 Lower Darnley Rd, Darnley
Camping Terre Rouge
This campground is located at Village Musical Acadien, an Acadian cultural centre which offers a venue for musicians, restaurants, bakery, and art gallery.
There are over 150 sites in an open field, making this an ideal campground for those visiting musical festivals or the Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival.
Camping Terre Rouge Information
1745 Rte 124, Abram Village
Crystal Beach Campground
Located just 5 minutes to Summerside and 30 minutes to Cavendish, Crystal Beach Campground is equipped with a heated pool, numerous recreation activities, splash pad, and bike rentals.
There are waterfront sites and shaded sites to pick from with a laundromat, campers’ store, Wi-Fi, and washrooms with hot showers.
Crystal Beach Campground Information
Trailer rental: $750 weekly
178 Crystal Dr, New Annan
This campground is within close proximity to Charlottetown in a central location perfect for exploring the island.
With wide, grassy sites and shaded tent sites near the West River, there is a heated Olympic-sized swimming pool, activity centre, Wi-Fi, dog park, playground, and live entertainment to enjoy at Cornwall/Charlottetown KOA campground.
Cornwall/Charlottetown KOA Information
Camp Cabins: $79-$112
208 Ferry Rd, Cornwall
Glamping Resorts in PEI
Nature Space Resort & Retreat Centre
Located on the north shore of PEI, Nature Space Resort offers unique accommodations in Mongolian Yurts, complete with queen size beds, woodstove, private deck and private hot tub! Stays include access to “The Hive” for washroom and kitchen facilities.
Opt for the Eagles Nest Loft with a full kitchen and bathroom as well as a raised deck overlooking the forest and lake.
Go glamping in style throughout all four seasons! Add on special classes and tours like yoga, kayaking and SUP, snowshoeing and more, which are often paired with a culinary experience.
Tent pads are being prepared for the 2022 season!
Pets are allowed in the Blue Jay Yurt.
Nature Space Resort & Retreat Centre Information
Yurts: $199-$389 per night (minimum 2 night stay). Current pricing is $179/night
Loft: $229 per night (minimum 2 night stay)
631 St. Peters Harbour Rd, St. Peters Harbour
Meridian63° Luxury Camping
Providing luxury and off-grid micro-cabins just steps from trails at Bonshaw Provincial Park with West River views, Meridian63° Luxury Camping is a Scandinavian-inspired glampground (ha!) with all of the modern conveniences you could want (like washrooms) while remaining off-grid and close to nature, by using sources of energy like wood stoves.
While Meridian63° is located within Strathgartney Provincial Park, which is normally open from June-September, this luxury camping setup will be offered year-round.
Meridian63° Luxury Camping Information
*At the time of publishing this blog post, Meridian63° Luxury Camping was finalizing their preparations for opening.
Camp Cabins: $175-$350
17025 TransCanada Hwy, Strathgartney Provincial Park, Bonshaw
Campgrounds in PEI Map
Here’s an interactive map of campgrounds in Prince Edward Island to save for reference!
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