Prince Edward Island, Canada

Despite its northern latitude, PEI has some of the warmest salt water north of the Carolinas, with mid-summer temperatures reaching 70 degrees. The island’s red-sand beaches, while popular, are rarely thronged. There is also the bounty of the sea itself: some of the sweetest lobsters in North America are drawn from PEI’s waters. More than 25 golf courses can be found from one end of the 140-mile-long island to the other. The top track is Crowbush Cove, a links-style design that skirts rolling sand dunes overlooking the ocean (actually the Gulf of St. Lawrence) a short distance from Greenwich, a lovely beach in PEI National Park that shelters unique dune formations, rare plants, and the endangered Piping Plover.

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