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Basin Head Provincial Park

Off Route 16, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
+1 902-652-8950
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Nice beach but cold

This beach was reviewed as one of the best in PEI. It was nice white sand, water was cold the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Local Phenomenon

This was an interesting visit. We were just a bit early in the beach season, and the park was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The Villages, FL
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“singing sands” (43 reviews)
“change rooms” (20 reviews)
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Off Route 16, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
+1 902-652-8950
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach was reviewed as one of the best in PEI. It was nice white sand, water was cold the day we visited, which deterred us from swimming. One part of the beach has a fair bit of refuse from the tides but another section...More

Thank Sassietraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an interesting visit. We were just a bit early in the beach season, and the park was quiet. The young folks were still in school, but soon they will fill the parking lot, and the beach. The sand on the right side of...More

Thank VillagerRick
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This beach is beautiful, the sand really does sound like it is singing underneath your feet. My friend and I even managed to find some PEI Seaglass here.

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 26 February 2017

wonderful beach and museum do not miss with the family if in the area and worth the drive. The sand really does sing under foot! wonderful beach and wonderful small museum with knowledgeable super friendly helpful staff. our family loved our visit here

Thank Ed E
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Such a beautiful beach soft red sand for miles! We walked and walked and walked barefoot in the lovely sandy beach. The museum above the beach entrance is very interesting and worth visiting. Good parking, too.

1  Thank muchmusic
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Want to explore culture and heritage and have a great day in the water and at the beach, then this is the place to go. On your way to Charlottetwpown, stop at rick's fish and chips for great home cut fries and fish prepared on...More

1  Thank colleens941
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Nice location. Beach was beautiful and would be glorious in the warm summer months. Hit it during shoulder season cool & windy. Walked the sands & yes they sang

Thank SharidCoaldale
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 22 September 2016

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...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

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.

Thank lozzz
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Colleen M
Are there cabins available on the beach to rent?
30 January 2017|
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Response from NINmistress | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe so. There is an area to change, a cafe and washrooms on site.
Looking to visit next summer... Are dogs allowed on the beach?
7 February 2016|
Response from duhh1234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.