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One of best parts of Sand Dollar Beach house is the beach! When you walk out the front door of the cottage the beach is about 15 yards away. It is a private beach, accessible mainly to the cottages in the immediate surrounding area. We have the most beautiful beach on the South Shore with the warmest waters north of South Carolina. When the tide is low there are sandbars (1.5km!) which makes a for a giant playground for children (and adults!) and a great place for long walks. Stroll through the tidal pools, dig for clams, or beachcomb for sea glass, sand dollars and other ocean treasures. At high tide the width is approx 30 feet and at low tide 400 ft. Unlike the Cavendish Atlantic waters, we have no undertows and the shallow waters extend out for hundreds of feet, at which point they are still only waist-deep, making the beach perfect (and safe) for young children. This is a great beach for families! (Beach chairs, towels and toys are provided.) Rinse the sand off in the outdoor shower before heading into the beach house to relax.
The Sand Dollar Beach House has room for 8 guests. Please note that two single beds are located in a LOFT area. It is accessible by regular stairs but is open to the main living area. There is not a door separating the loft from the other areas. The loft bedroom is equipped with a TV and DVD player. This would be a great room for kids or just a space to sneak away from the vacation chaos.
The cottage has a screened in porch accessible through a patio door. This lovely area is perfect for balmy summer evenings. Listen to the waves crash while chatting with family and friends. After you watch the sunset, (and this is one of the best I have seen!) head out to the campfire pit to roast a hotdog and have a s'more.
There is a large lawn around the cottage for kids to run around and play games.
The main area is open concept. Relax on comfortable furniture that looks out to the beach and an amazing view ocean view. Cook up some seafood or other local fare in the fully stocked kitchen. Lobster anyone? There is a seafood co-op less than 5 minutes up the road that sells a variety of fresh seafood straight off the boat.
If you need a break from exploring, the beach house offers satellite TV, wifi and a DVD player. There is a small selection of movies, books, puzzles and games.
You will be in the heart of L'Acadie! This area of Prince Edward Island is still unspoiled (not overrun with other tourists!) and will provide a truly authentic Island experience for those looking for something a bit out of the ordinary! This is an Acadian area, where the people are incredibly friendly and speak both English and French. The Western part of Prince Edward Island is incredibly laid-back and easy going. You might be the only person on a sandy beach that stretches for miles!l
Close to the cottage:
*Fish market at a working fishing wharf is just down the road.
*A 5 minute walk down the beach will bring you to a lovely little home bakery. Each morning Loretta produces the usual bakery treats as well as traditional Acadian meat pies
*Wellington (10 minutes) is a small village with any and all amenities you could want.
* Summerside (25 minutes) is a bustling small city with tons to do, see and eat.
If you choose to head further up the western part of the Island you will find miles and miles of shoreline to explore, lighthouses, and quaint villages that are worth taking an extra look.
Cavendish is always an option, as well as bustling, sophisticated Charlottetown. They are a bit further away but would make a great day outing. I can provide a more in depth "curated" list of the Island's best tourist hot spots AND hidden gems known only to the locals.
Provided/included for your convenience:
Fully equipped kitchen
Bedding, towels/beach towels
Folding beach chairs
TV, cable, Internet
Games, books, DVDs
Small selection of children's toys