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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 2014
Type: State Parks
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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The sand extends in the shallow water far beyond your expectations, you can walk for what seems to be 1/2 km in the water with the gentle waves touching your legs. There are buoys to identify when it starts to get deep and where you can take a real swim in the ocean. The lifeguards are a great safety feature... More

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Alberta, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The driving there from our campsite was not too long.the view was awesome.but should have more shops for sourvier's.like lighthouses...but also very nice....

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We last visited five years ago - the kids fell in love with the singing sands, and begged us to return. The highlight this time was wharf jumping and a tide ride. The water was ice cold, but this made it all lots of fun.This place is the stuff memories are made of. Singing sands were back waiting for us,... More

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Quebec City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Soft flat sand, calm shallow warm water, add 27c and you have the perfect beach. Plenty of space (we didn't have another family with 30 feet of us) good facilities with plenty of free parking. Changing /wash rooms were clean. We didn't eat there but we did visit the small gift shop where the staff are both friendly and helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Basin head is a lovely soft-sand beach with sand bars for the small children and a "tide ride" for the older ones. The beach is small - arrive early to get a good spot. The facilities are clean and the on-site staff are pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We found this beach last summer while travelling from the north shore. This summer we booked a cottage on the east side of the island to be closer to basin head. At low tide the water is great for younger children to play in as it's pretty much just one big sand bar. It's also a great place for skim... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are looking for a quiet beach to relax, this is not it. If you have active kids in the 12 - 18 year old range, the bridge jumping will be a great attraction. They need to be decent swimmers, though. As has been mentioned, the lifeguards appeared to be for display purposes only. We went on a Sunday... More

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Cochrane, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped in to look at the museum here, which we found lacking in information - lots of pictures and exhibits but not much info, which was disappointing. There were a number of teenage girls manning the office, but they were not engaging visitors at all, only talking amongst themselves. The beach is gorgeous - thick, fluffy white sand dunes,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great spot for out-of-the-ordinary adventure ... tons of people jumping from the peer and bridge with strong tides carrying people out to the beach. There are life guards on duty, but they appear to only be there in the event of an emergency. SO swimmers and jumpers beware. Low tides and rocks can make for a bumpy ride. Also take... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice and pretty sandy beach. Clean pristine waters. Liked the river flowing into the ocean. Didn't try the restaurant but the ice cream was good and reasonably priced.

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