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Basin Head Provincial Park, Souris

(4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Basin Head Provincial Park a centerpiece of your Souris vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Souris trip itinerary planner.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 fri...  more »
  • 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 par...  more »
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  • Really fun beach. Very popular. Great place to visit for the day when you want a change of pace (faster) from your regular beach.
  • This beach was excellent. The area itself was beautiful and the beach was clean and very popular. The water was cold but I feel that on a sunny day it would be a great choice. There is a pier here people can jump off of into deep water and there is a small basin inland from the beach that is a little bit more private and protected. Definitely a great spot worth the visit and worthy of Canada's best beach - at least on this side of the country.
  • This is an awesome experience for kids of all ages. Just to be able to jump off the bridge or wharf and magically float out to sea to a waiting sandbar is awesome. The water is shallow for quite a distance and the sand is some of the most amazing you will find in PEI. If you're lucky enough, you will also get to experience the "singing sands".
  • This is s very popular summer beach in Eastern Kings County, PE. There's plenty of room traveling by foot on the beautiful beach head west and east, to find your own space. A small bridge spans "the run" where brave swimmers jump off and currents carry you out toward the sand bars of the beach area. Great fun all day. Cafe on site. Very busy in the high season, but loads of fun.
  • Too crowded!!!! Everybody goes there to jump the bridge but if you want to be quiet on the beach, it is not the place to go. You can walk in the water far from the shore so it's convenient for kids. They can also find a lot of ┬┤treasures' in the water.