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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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Beautiful white sand beach

I remember being here many years ago, but again I was not able to go swimming. This time, in mid- September, the water was too cold and it was a windy day. Still it was pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jeff S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I remember being here many years ago, but again I was not able to go swimming. This time, in mid- September, the water was too cold and it was a windy day. Still it was pleasant to stroll the beach and watch the waves breaking on the sand. The gift shop was the only amenity still open, and we purchased... More 

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Thank Jeff S
Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here mid-week in September on a beautiful sunny day. Walked along the beach for over an hour taking in the beautiful vistas to the north, across to Cape Breton Island and the beautiful little harbour. Hardly anyone else on the beach. Peace + Beauty = Perfect!

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Thank Bill M
Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited mid September on a week day and basically had the beach to ourselves. Everything was pretty much closed up and it was too chilly for a swim but we walked for miles along the shoreline and enjoyed the beauty and solitude.

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Thank lozzz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teens will be occupied jumping and diving off the bridge and warf into the clear cool ocean while parents can relax on the beach. Lifeguard here too. Explore the dunes or swim across the shallow sandy-bottomed bay. Crabs, starfish and flounder can be found all around. Ice cream shop, gift shop and visitors Centre to see. Free parking, no admission... More 

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Thank MarkFromHamilton
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basin Head was on our "to do" list during our stay on PEI. So glad we took the time to visit. What a wonderful place to enjoy the sea, sun and sand. Best part, the sand sings. May take some time to get in the groove, but the sand definately does sing! Take some time to enjoy kids and adults... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great beach in terms of spaciousness, cleanliness, services available, parking, waves, accessibility, the direction it face, the view of the ferry going back and forth, and more. We enjoyed jumping in the waves, and finding some hermit crabs and a bit of other sea lift under the water. This is the famous Singing Sands, and if you... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you ask my kids what the best thing about PEI was it is Basin Head!! The sand felt like soft flour, the water was rough enough to provide some fun wave action but not too rough for onlooking parents to be worried! The red rock cliffs were gorgeous! And the prohibited bridge jumping...well that was the most fun thing... More 

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Thank ihateusernames76
Amherst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful beach, one hours drive from Charlottetown. The singing sands were quiet today though. Apparently this only happens on very hot days. We were disappointed to miss it, but we enjoyed a quick ice cream and walk on the beach anyways. Lifeguards on duty with great info to share about staying safe in rough waters.

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Thank WawaPitsit
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful beach with clear sand on-land and in the water (no rocks), we found the singing sands as you pull your feet through the sand! If you are a good swimmer and don't mind jumping into cold water, you can jump off the structure at the bottom - it was swarming with people even on a cloudy day! We... More 

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Thank emcarr32
Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our family's favorite stop on our week-long trip to PEI. The beach is beautiful. The sand is very soft and the water wasn't too cold. The facilities are nice.

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