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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Sing Sand and singing it's praises

FREE! Best beach, awesome for skimboarding at low tide. The bridge and jumping off it out to the ocean is fun the first time and the 20th time. The soft bleached sand that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FREE! Best beach, awesome for skimboarding at low tide. The bridge and jumping off it out to the ocean is fun the first time and the 20th time. The soft bleached sand that sings as you walk on it. Amazing way to spend the day, get there early, stay late, food if you didn't bring a picnic is affordable and... More 

Thank OttawaTwinsMama
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend a day relaxing on the beach. Weather your relaxing with your book or ipod or splashing around in the waves this is a really nice place. Places to do some shopping and buy some food as well.

Thank mlawrence145
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beaches are so clean and tidy. The sand really does sing. Life guards are polite....bathrooms are well kept. Excellent place to dig hole and bury one of the kids. The love jumping off even though you are not supposed to.

Thank AuntyMom27
Orangeville, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

One of my absolute favourite places on PEI! This stunning park has white sandy beaches with towering red cliffs, lime green algae rocks and stunning blue water. I could have spent a week just here. Absolutely loved the singing sands experience! Definitely recommend you see this one!

Thank Melissa B
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It appears that this is a very busy park in the summer season. We stopped to experience the "singing sand". The sand "squeaks" when you walk through it. This is due to the high silica sand content.

1 Thank Judy J
St. Catharines, Canada
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A bit of a drive depending on where you are...but the kids will love it! The singing sand, the wharf, the swimming...there is food on location...stay for the day!

Thank KDM2013
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This was our favorite beach to discover on PEI. I'm sure during 'peak season' it is hop'pen - with lifeguards, concessions & the jumping bridge - lots of fun. Off season, the beach was deserted & lots of beachcombing to be done. Signs posted 'not to jump' - as it was probably too cold anyway. Shallow water & miles of... More 

Thank Susan M
Delta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We arrived one week before the season closure of Basin Head. The gift shop was almost packed up completely, signs were being removed from the buildings, gift shop staff would make no concession on pricing even though there were very few items left to purchase, and there were conflicting messages about whether it was permissible to 'jump off the bridge'... More 

1 Thank Cathy B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

beautiful sand dunes and sands. Not overcrowded. Life guards on duty. Long shallow sandbar ideal for children. Good washroom and changing facilities and no charge for park entry. One area where you can jump off wharf and be carried inland by current.And yes the sands do sing after you get the hang of it,

Thank suzanne20152015
Dover, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This park is very nice with changing rooms, food concessions, life guards, an educational display and a very nice beach. The jumping bridge was a lot of fun and very different from other beaches. We got there late, but can be very crowded.

1 Thank m0j06

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