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Basin Head Provincial Park

Off Route 16, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
(902) 652-8950
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Souris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Souris, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Basin Head Provincial Park is the place to visit in Eastern Kings. There are so many things to do here. You can visit a fishing museum, shop at the gift shop, eat lunch and spend the day on the beautiful "Singing Sands" beach. Basin Head Provincial Park is a wonderful place for all family members.

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Souris, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Basin Head was named Best Beach in Canada. Famous for its singing sands. It squeaks when you walk on it. Popular with the young people. Jumping off the bridge into the "run" and going with the current to the sand bar. If you prefer quiet, just walk up the beach. There are 12 miles of white sandy beach, Absolutely beautiful.

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Souris, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Basin Head backs on a beautiful lagoon and has miles of white sand, sloping gently. The old fishery buildings add real interest to the beach and the shops and museum allow you to make a real day of it.

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Saint Peters Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Basin Head is a beautiful Beach, with Washrooms, Eatery. Walk for Miles. It can get crowed in August

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

What a stunning place to visit. Endless places to explore - the boardwalk, the shops, the beach itself - the options are endless. Visited early september so no swimming, unfortunately but would love to go back in the summer months to truly experience everything this stunning location has to offer!

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Arichat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

You can feel you soul regenerate. The beauty alone fill your heart and mind with tranquility. I would go again.

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Newmarket, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Made a quick pits top here after most visitors had left for the day. Pretty scenery. saw some kids jumping into the water and they looked like they were loving it.

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New York City, New York
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

... but it is also incredibly picturesque. For them, the big excitement is jumping off the bridge into the river as it rushes to the ocean. My kids (10,11,14) could not get enough of it. It is fun to watch, too. I can't help but think they would never allow it in a US park. Good old-fashioned thrills! For parents,... More

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Summerside, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A right of passage for kids on PEI and travellers - jump off the bridge and play on the singing sands.. Don't leave PEI without playing here.

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Owen Sound, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Lots of fun for everyone. Long beautiful white sand beach. There was a fair bit of debris (beer cans and waste) but overall - great. The fisheries museum is not worth the money - a few interesting tidbits but thats it. The "Singing Sands" - WOW - its true. The sand squeaks as you walk. It made for a lot... More

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