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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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Boise, Idaho ~ Providence, Rhode Island
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
75 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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