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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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One of Canada's best beaches...

It's a little off the beaten path, but Basin Head is a under-appreciated national treasure. The sandy beach is amazing and stretches for a long way if you like seclusion or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
FinneganMcCracken
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a little off the beaten path, but Basin Head is a under-appreciated national treasure. The sandy beach is amazing and stretches for a long way if you like seclusion or privacy. Aside from the beach, the major attraction is jumping off the "bridge" into the channel... something that wouldn't be allowed/tolerated in most places in Canada, but is the... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent half a day relaxing in the sand before having to head back to Charlottetown for our flight home. What a great way to spend a few hours! The sand was the consistency and colour of ashtray sand, lots of families, and lifeguards on duty. The only downside is the lack of shade, so wise to... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best beach in PEI...Lots of people but so worth it. Lots of facilities including a snack bar. Very beautiful area. Great beach for swimming. Very clear water. Free entry. Special squeaky sand...need to experience it to know what it means :)

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, a little off beaten path, lots of fun for kids... And adults, fumet jumping off bridge. On way back to ch'town, stop for Rick's fish and chips in St.Peter's.... Awesome day!

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Thank colleens941
Peterborough, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this beach. It is a live with action. And a favourite for fun seekers brave enough to jump from the wharf in the tidal river that flows into the ocean. And there's red rocked areas to explore as well as along beach walk where you can look for sand dollars and star fish. Highly recommend for families of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach was absolutely beautiful. My husband and I walked along the beach a little away from the crowd (not much of a crowd but still). Walking on the dry part of the sand, we could hear the sand making a noise and this the name singing sand. It was calm, quiet and very pretty! Highly recommended!

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Basin Head was a stunning beach and probably our favourite of the few we visited on Prince Edward Island. The sand was very clean, there was lots of space even when it was busy with families, and the water was clean and easy to run around in without candles (especially great for young kids). Would definitely recommend for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are beaches that are more peaceful but the waves at this beach are perfect. The harbour area is beautiful and has canoe and kayak rental for the lake. Lifeguards on duty and all the services you would need at a beach.

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Torotno, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard great things about this place and went twice during the stay... Water is surprisingly comfortable (thought it would be cold), sand is clean and beautiful... Take the plunge and jump off the popular bridge... The tide below is like a lazy river and quite safe with all the friendly staff to ensure your safety at all times... Unspoiled, clean,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A popular beach, yet still as beautiful as I remember 30 years ago. A wonderful little food and snack bar with good seafood and ice cream that tastes so fresh and creamy, I especially loved the blueberry flavor with whole blueberries. Fun to watch the kids and a few 'adult kids' jump off the bridge into the inlet. Although it's... More 

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