Walk to Beach!
Stanhope Cape Beach located on the North Shore is PEI’s best kept secret!
Warm beaches, gentle breezes, gorgeous sunsets and seafood. Lots to see and do. Stay with us in PEI for a vacation you’ll never forget..The Sandpiper is perfectly located in one of the the most sought-after spots on Prince Edward Island! Just outside of the PEI National Park and a five minute walk to Stanhope Cape Beach we offer the best of both worlds. Head for our beach first thing in the morning and come home for lunch on our quiet property. Alternatively, plan a days adventure and set out in the morning for parts unknown. On the North Shore and almost exactly half-way between North Cape and East Point, touring the island is a pleasure and all of the attractions within an easy day trip. If you like having company travel to Cavendish Beach, only 20 minutes east of us or Brackley Beach just a five minute drive. Charlottetown is 15 minutes and Summerside less than an hour away.
We are right around the corner from Covehead Lighthouse – take a walk over and take a closer look. Continue on to Covehead Harbour where you can visit their outdoor restaurant, go on a deep sea fishing excursion or buy fresh lobster and fish to cook at home.
Stanhope Golf Course is a gorgeous links course on Covehead Bay just minutes from your cottage door. Play 18 holes in the morning and spend the rest of the day lounging on the beach or leisurely cylcling on the Stanhope Promenade which overlooks Covehead Bay. Cycle into the National Park right from the Promenade and continue cycling along 15 km of bike trail bordering the park road. Many spots along the way offer outstanding views of the ocean and North Shore beaches.
We have a “gathering spot” at the Sandpiper where our guests are welcome to spend “indoor” time with family and friends. The common area is approximately 24 x 18 feet and houses a ping pong table, fuse ball table, a large chess table and space for playing other board games. There is also an multiple exercise machine for guests over 12 years old. Our popular "take-one and leave-one" library is located in the gathering spot along with our extensive collection of yesterday’s videos for rent. We have a small kitchenette area with microwave and coffee maker and the room is equipped with folding tables and chairs to accommodate seating for up to 30 people. Being adjacent to the laundry room provides easy access to a water supply and washroom. 2010 was the first year it was in operation and available and we couldn’t believe how popular it was! Most evenings we saw our guests playing ping pong or fuseball or playing cards and chess together around the room, while other family members were out by the firepit roasting marshmallows.
For family reunions or groups travelling together the Gathering Spot is perfect. It is so easy to get together for meals – bring pot luck dishes from the cottage or set up barbecues and picnic tables out front along with the lobster/corn boiler. And the fun doesn’t stop with the meal…there’s nothing like a family ping pong tournament!
Your hosts, Pat and Keith Notman, along with their daughter Penny MacLeod invite you to experience fabulous PEI while enjoying the comfort and convenience of our fully equipped 3-star superior cottages, regular cottages or our charming 2 1/2-star suites.