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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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Best Beach!!!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
juliejames227
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank juliejames227
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went a bit further out on the beach (past the bridge and jumping kids) in search of the singing sands. We discovered them not too far off. While the kids enjoyed the sound, the main appeal was the soft sand, clear waters, and calming view. The water was a bit cold but not too chilly and kids can walk... More 

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Thank rellster
Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It wasn't the warmest of days but was lacked with family's kids and fogs having fun . It was very well thought out.

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Thank mors6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so happy that we took a chance on visiting Basin Head provincial park with our dog. We were vacationing in PEI for a week and were disappointed to find that most provincial parks don't allow dogs during the summer because of the piping plover and their habitat. The water was super cold - only 17 degrees but my... More 

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Thank Kim R
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great beach area with the highlight being the singing sands. Our son called it the Squeaky Beach though.

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Thank Mindy H
West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this beach so much I almost don't want to review it. Such a treasure. Bring your kids and your gear and enjoy!! Also, muster up some courage and jump off the wharf bridge!

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dropped by just to take a look and was sorry I didn't have my bathing suit! People of all ages were enjoying the lovely beach and beautiful summer weather. Well kept museum and gift shop with well informed and helpful staff. Did some shopping here!

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Thank 46IrishRose55
Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy beach with lots of people. Washrooms, foot showers, little shops. My kids' favourite part was the bridge area where you can jump in and the gentle current pulls you along a small channel. Make sure you BRING A LIFEJACKET if you have younger kids and they want to try the jump. The waster was warm enough for my kids... More 

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Thank lizardmama
Wainwright, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic beach and swimming area. Great place for adults and children alike. Could easily spend all day there. It has change rooms, washrooms, lifeguards and food/refreshments. All you could need.

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Thank Bruce F
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even crowded on a sunny summer Sunday, this beach was gorgeous. Lovely sand and water. Great fun for the kids jumping off the bridge. Washrooms, change rooms and food all quite handy. We loved our afternoon here.

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