Welcome to Prince Edward Island!

Cymbria Campground is in the heart of everything that makes PEI so special. A perfect central location for touring the Island, camp with us and you're never far away from all there is to do and see on PEI.

Cymbria & Immediate Area

  • Rustico Bay: Shallow on-site private beach perfect for taking in the beautiful scenery and sunsets, long walks, clam-digging, bird watching, and beach combing. Or bring your own canoe, kayak, wind surfer, or kite board.
  • Nature Trail: Cymbria Campground has its own nature trail, with guide book!
  • Drive-U-Krazy Mini Golf: Located at Cymbria Campground, this old-fashioned 18 hole mini-golf course has its own pond, motorized models, and is surprisingly fun and challenging for the whole family.
  • Rustico Resort Golf and Country Club: Located within walking distance (1 km) of the campground, this 18 hole, par 72 golf course has water views from every hole. It is very reasonably priced.
  • Gallant's Country Store: This awesome old-time store (since 1927) is a country food market, butcher shop, and gas station. Don't forget to check out Karen Gallant's Studio Gallery while you are there!
  • Oyster Bed Raceway: Local Drag Strip and Oval Track, with regular scheduled events.
  • Artisan Shops, gifts and souvenirs, dining
  • Ceilidhs, cultural, and other musical events
  • Acadian Heritage: Take a tour of St. Augustine's- one of the oldest (~1838) Roman Catholic Churches on PEI; The Farmer's Bank of Rustico (National Historic Site) and the Doucet House- quite possibly the oldest house in PEI.
  • Rendez-vous Rustico: A yearly bi-lingual festival in late-July that celebrates the Acadian culture and way of life. Includes concerts, meals, bingo, duathlon, a kid zone and more.

10 Minutes or Less

  • World Famous Lobster Suppers
  • Beautiful (free) white-sand beaches: Including the entrance to the National Park Beaches (paid)
  • New Glasgow: Isobel's Flower Farm, Glasgow Glen Farm Cheeses, Butterfly House, Gardens, PEI Preserve Co., Toy Factory, Olde Glasgow Mill Restaurant, Glasgow Hills Golf Club
  • North Rustico: The place to be for Canada Day Celebrations, with boat parades and fireworks! This picturesque fishing village has a walking trail, restaurants, seafood market, groceries, propane, hardware store, liquor store, bank, bowling, bingo, crafts, theatre, and so much more!
  • Deep Sea Fishing: Try your luck on a fishing boat with one of the many colorful captains in the area.
  • Outside Expeditions: Take a guided kayaking tour, paddleboard and canoe rentals, and bike rentals & cycling tours.

15 Minutes or Less

  • Cavendish Beach- PEI National Park. Known for the jagged dark-red sandstone cliffs, beautiful scenery, wildlife, and white sand beaches at either end.
  • Brackley Beach- PEI National Park. Miles of white sand beach and dunes. Bring your bicycle, or explore several hiking trails. Stop by Covehead Warf, and don't miss Dalvay By The Sea.
  • Green Gables House: Cavendish Heritage Place
  • Cavendish: PEI's most popular tourist destination each summer...not just because of Anne Of Green Gables. Cavendish offers golf, shopping, bars & restaurants, nature trails, concert events, and amusement parks.
  • Brackley Drive In: outdoor movie theatre
  • Hunter River: In addition to fuel and numerous shops and a theatre, you'll find the closest entrance to the Confederation Trail, for hiking or biking the transformed railway line that runs through PEI.
  • Veterinary Clinic

Just a Jaunt

  • Charlottetown: (20+ min) The capital city of PEI, population ~35,000, and "Birthplace of Confederation". Charlottetown offers all services and amenities. Our largest hospital is 25 minutes from the campground. We couldn't possibly start to list all there is to do and see in this beautiful city.
  • Confederation Bridge: (45 min) The longest bridge in the world crossing ice-covered water. Whatever you do...don't look down. Just kidding teehee.
  • Summerside: (45 min) PEI's second largest city, home of Canada's oldest harness racing track, the College of Piping, and everything you'd expect in a small city (and more).
  • Northumberland Ferries: (70 min) Wood Islands to Caribou NS Ferry. A unique experience, and until the bridge in 1997, the only way on wheels to and from the Island.
  • Tip to tip: It takes about 1 hour and 45 min to take the shortest route to either the Wind Turbines in North Cape (farthest West) or to the East Point Lighthouse (farthest East). You can count on either trip to turn into a full day of travelling.

Cymbria Campground is right in the middle of all the action, yet "hidden" in its own little quiet nook.

As you can see, the area (and the whole Island) has so much to offer...and we haven't even scratched the surface on this page. Every year we meet visitors who have made plans to "tour the Island in a day"...after all- look how small it is on the map! While it is certainly possible to physically drive from one end to the other in a day (which is of course better than nothing), the best way to experience the Island is to take your time. Get lost exploring scenic red dirt roads. Bring back supper from local farmers and fisherman, and even dig clams on our beach. There's no better place than PEI to just relax in the summertime.

For your convenience, we have listed SOME of our favorite attractions, along with links to their websites,  in our Links Page . Our office has many sources of information free of charge, and our staff can be very helpful. We can sometimes even be persuaded to discuss things in more detail over a beer (so long as we're not too busy).