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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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English first
Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's a fairly long drive if you aren't in the east but yet it is so worth it! This beach is known for it's singing sand, I think it's more like whistling sand but it really does make sound and it's a lot of fun! I think it was my favorite beach in all of PEI. The water was really... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Go early to avoid afternoon crowds. The sand is find and soft and it really does "sing"! The water is clear and by the shoreline there are lots of shells and rocks, as well as some seaweed and jellyfish, to entertain beach combers! This beach has a museum, ice cream shop, changing rooms, etc. This is a fun place for... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The beach is great. Supervised (life guards), snack bar, ice cream stand, gift shop, changing rooms. Very clean area

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Burlington, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
3 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We drove an hour and a half from Charlottetown to Basin Head and it was well worth it. We've been to some of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean, and this rivals many. Its clean with soft pinky sand that shooshes and whistles a little as you walk. The water is cold and clean but there is a fair bit... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We drove from Charlottetown to Basin Head today and the drive was easy and pretty. There is plenty of parking, the beach is fabulous, and there are plenty of amenities for the casual beach goer. The beach is extremely clean; no trash or other detritus. It is well staffed with lifeguards and the waters are calm which makes for great... More

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Asia
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The best beach I've visited in many years. Beautiful, powdery, clean sand, very decent Take Out Food & an interesting Fisheries Museum. An excellent days outing.

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Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We drove 1.5 hr to get to the beach but it was worth it. The beautiful white sandy beach it great for the kids. there are more quit areas and some more rough. The water were cold for the adults but the kids enjoyed splashing and jumping in the water. It's also very helpful with kids (6-16) to have a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We drove from Cavendish to visit this beach. It is very beautiful and clean but the water was super cold and we preferred the red sand beach in cavendish.

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Weymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very outgoing beach with lots of attractions. Fishery museum, craft stores, and take-out food items near the parking lot. While at the beach there are areas to jump off the pier into the current below, beautiful beach to suntan and clean ocean to swim in!

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Cannington, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We loved this beach. Stayed all day. Lots of fun. Would go back. Beach is awesome and eating area nice and cool snack bar

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