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Cavendish is an unincorporated rural area in Lot 23, Queens County, Prince Edward Island. Its primary industries are tourism and agriculture.

Located northwest of North Rustico in the central part of the province on the north shore (fronting the Gulf of St. Lawrence), the community's precise location is 46º29'N, 63º23'W.

Cavendish traces its name to Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish, a Colonel of the 34th Regiment of Foot (the Cumberland). It was likely given by local resident William Winter, an ex-British Army officer, who named the community in honour of his patron. In 1990, Cavendish became part of the Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge-Hope River-Bayview-Cavendish-North Rustico.

The exact population of Cavendish is unavailable as its population is amalgamated under the Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge-Hope River-Bayview-Cavendish-North Rustico (2001 pop. 5267). During any given week in July and August, the community's population expands as tens of thousands of tourists flock to the national park and local attractions.

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