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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 14 Attractions in Souris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

What a great place for a day excursion...popular with locals, basin head is now famously one of the best beaches in the world and I can see why after spending a day with our kids and local relatives at this hot spot! Jump off the bridge into the fast moving tidal bore! My 7 year old did it from the... More

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Lucan, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Walking on the beach for miles was a relaxing way to spend a few hours. Got lots of pictures. We went on a warm day in September. Not very many people, very peaceful. The sand squeaks when you walk on it. Enjoyed the relaxing time!

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Kentville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A beautiful well thought out park. Don't miss the singing sands! The museum was alright, I went for the beach, husband stayed in the museum.

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Boise, Idaho ~ Providence, Rhode Island
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went here towards end of season (September 11) on an overcast day, not too many people running around so it was peaceful. Too cold for swimming although my husband was thinking about doing the bridge jump despite the many signs saying otherwise. This would be a fun beach to come back to with warmer weather. Loved playing in the squeaky... More

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toronto
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Sand doesn't really sing here but squeaks. Very cool. It was quite crowded on the day we were here. There is a bridge where people jump off into the water altough the signs say not to do so and the lifeguards look on with amusement. For some reason, personal floatation devices such as boogie boards are not allowed and we... More

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Titusville, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice beach, clean, good restrooms, good parking, helpful info on the harvesting of seaweed. Fairly safe beach, no sudden dropoffs. Water could be warmer, but I'm a Florida boy!!

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Auburn, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This beach was so much fun. It is a beautiful white sand beach. There are restrooms and changing facilities with plenty of parking. There were several lifeguards on duty. The water was rough but it was great for wading (the water was warmer than I thought it would be). A lot of people had fun jumping off the bridge into... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The beach is very clean and the access is very well maintained. The sand is wonderful! They have a few little shops on site to buy souvenirs or snacks.

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Halifax, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
78 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The beach, which is supervised in the summer months is really nice. There is a bridge and two wharves which a lot of people jump off, even though there are lots of signs warning that it isn't advised. There are dressing rooms, bathrooms, a gift shop, museum and a cafe. Nice little tourist attraction.

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 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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