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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  • Amazing beach, very popular! When walking on the sands you can hear them sing, which is very cool to experience! Further down there is red cliffs to enjoy and explore. There are some amenities - food ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Amazing place to swim at. A bit of a drive for sure, but more than worth it when you see the view. There's also a great wharf for jumping into water that moves with the tide! The perfect beach for anyone looking to spend a nice day outside!
  • Such an AWESOME beach. One of my favourite beaches because it was so beautiful, the sand and water were great, fun bridge to dive off of, etc. Great time with great people.
  • PEI's tropical paradise. Very beautiful! Travel here at least once each year.
  • I can see why this beach ranks #1 in Canada (at least in 2013 I believe). Although the sand didn't 'sing' for us, we still enjoyed our visit to Basin Head. The views from the entrance are really nice. There is a nice boardwalk down to the beach with a couple of sheltered picnic areas along the way. The sand itself is very nice. Soft and clean. Very little debris and weeds. The added safety of lifeguards is nice to have. Although our visit consisted mainly of walking the beach, due to a cooler day, we still enjoyed the sand and scenery. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Great beach. Crystal clear cold water. Beautiful scenery.
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