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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 16 Attractions in Souris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We spent a week in PEI and our day at basin head was one of my favorites! The beach is beautiful, the sands actually sing and playing in the lazy river and catching hermit crabs was a family favorite. The food at the consession was also really yummy. I had fish and chips and it was great. Can't wait to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In all the visits to PEI I'd never been to this beach before. It has a lovely little array of services (during the tourish season) which would make a day at the beach very easy. The sand is pristine, the surf beautiful. The dunes are small here but you can walk for a couple of kilometres and enjoy the contrast... More

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Havelock, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I used to go here years ago. The swimming and beach is the best. Too many tourists for my liking now, but still love the place.

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Eastend, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I visited many beaches during our week long trip to PEI, and enjoyed Basin Head the most. It was a cool windy day in September, so we had the whole place to ourselves! My husband was skeptical of the "singing sands", but after we had walked around quite a bit, he finally heard it! It more "squeaks"... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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