Geography Question of the Week - Answer

Pano cavendish beach

Cavendish Beach, with its red sand, is located in which province in Canada?  Answer: B. Prince Edward Island

On Prince Edward Islands, the sands take on a distinctive bloody hue of red from an abundance of iron. The soft red sandstone has eroded over time, producing about 500 miles of rosy red beaches.

The unique landscapes of Prince Edward Island inspired the settings in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel, Anne of Green Gables. The actual house known as Green Gables, is located in the town of Cavendish.

The oxidized red sands are not the only famous sands on the island: the white sands at Basin Head are known as “singing sands” for the melodic sound they make as walk on the sands.

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