Basin Head Provincial Park, Souris

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Known colloquially as "Singing Sands," Basin Head Provincial Park is popular for its white sand that makes a squeaking noise and seemingly sings when you walk across it, thanks to its high silica content. Souvenir shops, restaurants, a tourism center, and a fishery museum line the shore, so you will never get bored. The tide typically remains calm and safe enough for children, but lifeguards stand guard onshore as well. If you're feeling adventurous, head to the bridge spanning the channel, which divides the beach into two parts. Although signs warn people against jumping off into the water, many people seem to do it anyway. To visit Basin Head Provincial Park and other attractions in Souris, use our Souris trip planning site .
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  • If you can only hit one of the beautiful beaches in pei, make it this one! It is so cool, with a bridge joining the two sides that kids and adults jump off into the waters below, depending on the tide...  more »
  • Along with Inverness Beach on Cape Breton, and Sandy Cove Beach in NL, this is among my favorite beaches in Canada! Didn’t hear the sand singing but no matter; it’s a beautiful long beach you can walk...  more »
  • Known for its' singing sands...they had the day off as we did not hear them. The museum was also closed (on a Sunday) HOWEVER, they did open to accommodate a tour bus. Also known for sea glass....we d...  more »
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  • Absolutely lovely place. Not even just because of the unique sand noise, it's just a truly lovely clean warm place. Water is cold in June, but if you are brave you can reach a neat sand bar part way through the water. One of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to. Well worth a visit even if you only have 10 minutes.
  • Rated best beach in North America 4 years running. Absolutely stunning. Go at 8am and you'll be the first on the beach. Everyone bunches up on the beach within the 1st 100 meters of the beach. We'll down to the point where you'll have kilometers of beach all to yourself while enjoyi g the legendary Singing Sands.
  • A gorgeous beach! Shallow, warmer water makes this a very family friendly beach. Free parking a perk. The noisy sand is as much fun as the water!
  • Lifeguard on duty, easily accessible even with pram pushchair or wheelchair. Nice and friendly staff. Large beach. Very clean. Beautiful location.
  • Very crowded but lots of fun! Great place to visit if you like diving they have a Warf and bridge people can jump off of into the water. Beautiful landscape for weddings that are held there.

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