Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Prince Edward Island  /  Souris  /  Nature  /  Basin Head Provincial Park
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.
Create a full Souris itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Souris

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 
Google
  • 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 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.
  • Beautiful spot!! The sand squeaks beneath your feet due to the high Silica content. This park has everything you need for the day.. food, changing rooms and bathrooms. The walk down to the beach is steep and could be challenging for those with mobility issues but, there is a boardwalk to use rather than the gravel roadway.
  • 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.
  • Love to jump off!! White sand is amazing, and the surf is really fun to play in! But if jellyfish are there don't jump off. They have KING jellyfish9 .