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Dalvay is located less then 100 Metres from Dalvay Beach, just across the Gulf Shore Parkway. This makes Dalvay one of the only truly Seaside resorts on Prince Edward Island.
From our amazing location there is so much for you to see and do!
Explore Prince Edward Island National Park and surrounding areas! Featuring the latest, new lightweight bikes from “GIANT,” our fleet includes mountain and hybrid bikes with suspension seat posts, children’s tag-along bikes and baby trailers. We also have two tandem bikes and a fully accessible double buggy for use of mobility challenged guests (pre-booking recommended). All bikes are expertly maintained. Bikes are available daily in our season to both inn guests and the public. NEW is the PEI National Park Multi-Use Trail which is a designated paved trail exclusively for biking, walking or rollerblading and is wheelchair friendly along the North Shore Parkway. Enjoy the best views in PEI of the shore and surrounding areas!
Rates include helmets, water bottles and locks available. (taxes extra.)
"Explore the Shore" Picnic & Bike Package: Includes 1/2 day bike rentals and Gourmet Picnic Lunch for 2 in a pack sack. $69/per couple(pre-booking required), taxes extra. (Children's packages extra.)
Many visitors to Dalvay will enjoy the miles and miles of sandy beaches located in this part of the Prince Edward Island National Park, safe for both walking and for swimming, in season.
Dalvay Beach is located just 100 m from the hotel and is accessed by a short walk up the driveway and across the Gulf Shore Park Road. The fragile dune landscape is ever changing. Parks Canada Naturalists ask for co-operation from all visitors to help preserve the dunes by using boardwalks and carpeted foot paths only to access all beach areas. There is also parking available in designated lots and roadside shoulders (park passes are to be displayed).
In summer, water temperatures can reach upwards of 18C (68F) during the month of July and August. Generally, Dalvay Beach is calm for swimming and wading as the beach slopes down to a long sand bar, which is shallow for a ways out until it drops off gradually.
The waters of the National Park are relatively safe, if you take the right precautions. Watch for heavy surf, deep channels and currents before venturing in.
Dalvay Beach is an unsupervised beach area with no on-site facilities, therefore, swimming is at your own risk. There are supervised beaches available just a 2 minute drive west at Stanhope Beach, which also has changing and shower facilities.
Hotel guests must purchase and display park passes in season (usually early June to early September). Please consult Parks Canada for rates. www.parkscanada.gc.ca
Tee Times / Golf Reservations:
For a complete listing of golf courses, or to receive a copy of the GOLF PEI Guide, visit www.golfpei.com
Most courses are also available to book directly on-line! Because golf is so popular at any time in season on PEI, we recommend making tee time reservations well in advance. Your best effort for securing a time is to call the reservation lines directly or book on-line directly and reserve your time with a credit card.
At Dalvay, because of the wide range of course demand, we do not have any guaranteed tee times or packages for any one golf course. However, if you prefer, we would be pleased to assist you in any way with your golf needs.
PIPING PLOVER PATROL
At one time, Prince Edward Island was the summer home of hundreds of Piping Plovers.
They return each spring from their wintering grounds in the southern United States and Caribbean to breed and care for their chicks.
But, over the years, the plovers have seen their habitat disturbed and destroyed by seasonal storms, spring tides and the gradual impact of global warming. Even more destructive, however, has been human use of sensitive beach areas.
Today, the Piping Plover is an endangered species with barely 100 found on Island beaches each summer.
Through the work of Parks Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Wildlife Service and Island Nature Trust, the Piping Plover is being protected and given a chance to restore its numbers. By becoming part of the Piping Plover Patrol you can play a role in saving these marvellous little birds by learning more about them and their plight. For more information, visit their link below.
Other programs include Stargazing, Geocaching/GPS touring, Sandcastle Art and Art workshops and MORE!
The diverse habitats in Prince Edward Island National Park provide a home for a variety of wildlife. You may catch sight of a Red Fox in the dunes as you go along, as well as racoons on the rocks at low tide searching for shellfish. The woods and shores of the park are also filled with over 300 species of birds, two of which are the Great Blue Heron and the endangered Piping Plover. Occasionally, in summer, you may find small sections of the National Park beaches closed to the public, this is to preserve Piping Plover nest areas which they build on the sand near the shore line.
The Lady Slipper - PEI's provincial flower - is a rare and beautiful found near Dalvay in July.
Route #6 16 Cottage Crescent
Dalvay, Prince Edward Island, Canada
April 09, 2012
April 09, 2012