We discovered Canoe Cove this week. We hadn’t been there before but the beach quickly became one of our favourites on the island.
It was a hot day at low tide when we arrived at the Lloyd Inman Memorial Park. The park has all the facilities for day use and is in a beautiful location. We had a picnic at one of the covered picnic tables and walked to the beach at Canoe Cove just below the picnic/play area.
The beach at low tide is long and wide,
with numerous tidal pools spread over its expanse. The tidal pools have sea life in abundance and we were thrilled to see starfish, a first for us on the island.
They and hermit crabs will be very popular with our grandchildren.
No sand dunes here. The sandstone cliffs which line the cove have a layer of rich red soil above them where Bank Swallows have their nests. We watch the birds flitting around but they stayed away from the nesting holes while people walked nearby.
There is concern for these swallows in Prince Edward Island due to the speed and amount of erosion of the cliffs. Earlier this spring, residents were asked to report sightings of the birds. You can see how much soil is lost when the bank collapses.
People swam and others walked a long way off-shore without getting their knees wet.
We observed the sandstone cliffs as we always do and found a sea arch in the making.
The layers of sandstone show how high the tide rises.
My favourite photo of the day shows the cove, children on the beach and the coniferous trees lining the shore.
We will visit again soon.