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Basin Head Provincial Park

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Address: Off Route 16, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 652-8950
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Worth the trip! :)

This had been my first trip to Prince Edward Island and hopefully not my last. I was most fortunate to be able to stay with some family who I hadn't seen for ages. The locals are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This had been my first trip to Prince Edward Island and hopefully not my last. I was most fortunate to be able to stay with some family who I hadn't seen for ages. The locals are as genuine as people describe and the scenery is more breathtaking than any photo you have ever seen. There are countless places to visit... More 

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Souris, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is amazing it has a beach like no other with singing sand and by that I mean the sand actually squeaks under your feet as you walk. Basin Heads sing sands is what it is known for but you really have to experience yourself or with your family the beach and water. There is a channel of water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I live 15 minutes away from Basin Head. It's a lovely, long beach with clean sand and a breathtaking view. We can see Cape Breton from here. And on nights when the air is particularly clear, we can see the lights in their homes! You will also see the Isle de Magdalen ferry sail by, twice/day. And perhaps a few... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped and spent some time walking on the beach. We were there in October and all of the concessions were closed. I also did some geocaching while here.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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91 helpful votes 91 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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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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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