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“Miles of unspoiled beach”

Basin Head Provincial Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Souris
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Singing Sands beach - miles of beach - clean & pristine. Canteens, unique diving experience from the bridge for those that dare.

Thank Natureoutdoors
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"great beach"
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"change rooms"
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"jump off"
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"on duty"
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"on site"
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"fisheries museum"
in 16 reviews
"your feet"
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"snack bar"
in 12 reviews
"white sand"
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"nice sand"
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"lots of parking"
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"favorite beach"
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"popular beach"
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"lots of fun"
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"great facilities"
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"water was warm"
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Beautiful lifeguarded beach. Unique opportunity to get pulled by gentle current between wharfs and under bridge makes this stop a must. Becomes a memory of a lifetime for those adventurous souls who jump off the wharf or bridge into the water!

Thank ACrazyMomma
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My family and I took the time to drive from Summerside up to Basin Head after learning that the beach there had just been declared the "best beach in Canada", and although we were initially skeptical we are now all believers! The beach is free and there are many services, including a restaurant, a snack bar, full washrooms and change rooms, both covered and open picnic tables, lifeguards, a rinse tap for sandy feet, a boardwalk and a performance space. It is a short downhill walk from the parking area to the beach, but there is also a temporary drop-off point for visitors with mobility issues. The "singing sands" were fun and unexpected, but the real heroes were the miles and miles of beautiful while sands, reminiscent of a Caribbean oasis. My 65-year-old mother joined the locals in jumping off the bridge into the canal (to the delight of both the onlookers and our family!) and felt this was a highlight of her visit! This beach is definitely worth the drive and we will make this a regular stopping point when vacationing in PEI.

Thank MommaScams
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

At first glance, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this beach. I saw people jumping off the foot bridge being swept away by a strong current in the canel to the ocean side. Once on the beach, the sand squeaked between my toes and the kids delighted in finding the best way to walk to ''sing'' the loudest. Step and push/glide feet in dry sand. The swim area was nice and has many sand bars and little ''islands'' at low tide. You can walk seemingly forever, collecting shells and I even found some beach glass. The birds do leave some crab shells lying about and there is dried seaweed mixed everywhere, but it is beautiful. The water was a bit rouch early on in the day which brought some jellyfish to shore (dead I am assuming) but it calmed down when the tide went out. Great family day.

Thank busymommyof2
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I loved this beach. It was free unlike another we visited that was not and had less services.
There is this canal that once you jump in, drags you out into the ocean. The water is shallow otherwise. There were less flying biting bugs here than on any other beach we visited. nice sand dunes and man made huts.

Thank rockobello
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