To all those who appreciate and use this beautiful stretch of beach that we locals call “the Barachois”, we invited you to help the Wheatley River Improvement Group, the Hunter Clyde Watershed Group and the conscientious locals take good care for it and to participate in a the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 am. Details posted at Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup so please visit the page and register for this local event!
Located just outside the boundary of the PEI National Park, The Barachois is a large sand bar that stretches across the mouth of Rustico harbour to Robinson’s Island on the north shore of Prince Edward Island. Beach Access in on Wharf Road – an extension of Route 243 (Church Road). In spring, the beach is a protected nesting site of the piping plover whose population is closely monitored by the Island Nature Trust. This Barachois and its developing dune system is neither well know to, or frequented by, people from outside the nearby Acadien communities so human traffic is relatively low during nesting season. The sun warmed salt water, however, attracts local families, clam diggers & sun worshipers on the best days of summer. The Wheatley River and the Hunter-Clyde river drain into the Rustico Bay and the two watershed groups work to protect and enhance the environmental quality of this area.