Sea & Sand, Prince Edward Island
Can't remember the name of the beach, about 15 minutes from our motel, but we took our dog, and just loved watching him in the water. He just kept going back out and kinda laid/floated. Lovely view of Confederation Bridge. A little snack bar was there, got some drinks, Odin laid in the grass to dry, and we just enjoyed relaxing, and Odin enjoyed licking the ice cream off a little boy who stopped to say hi.
I think the Confederation Bridge is a must see.
Fondest memory: It's a very laid back place. Everything is close by everything else. Just a slower pace - nice. Also, travelling with a dog, tho it does pose some limitations (especially in the summer), really opens people up. We had a man from Australia start up a conversation with us, and other travellers would smile, or say he reminded them of their pet at home. There were some great pet-friendly places.
Favorite thing: PEI is widely known for its red sand beaches, but I never really knew why the sand is red. Its not just red on the beaches, but on the roads, the dirt ground, everywhere. It looks gorgeous in contrast with the green grass and water. The only thing I can warn you about is not to get any of it on your light coloured clothing, because it doesn't come off very easily. What I did was put some of it in a bottle and bring it back home with me as a souvenir. That way I'll always have my red sand ;)
As well as the soil, the beaches are all red. This beach is on the southern side of the island. We have photos of Cavendish, on the north side, also. I will try to post them as I find them.
Fondest memory: We went in early spring, and the beaches and all the attractions were deserted.
Favorite thing: Go to the beach. P.E.I. has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (in my opinion!) The characteristic reddish sand and dirt can be seen at beaches on much of the island.