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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  • October 2, 2017
    We were there in September so the shops were closed but there were still a few persons enjoying the beautiful beach of nice golden sand. There is a bridge that the young at heart jump from into the wa...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This must be one of the best beaches in Canada. We must have walked 5 kms north along the beach and enjoyed our selves immensely. Worth the drive from Georgetown.  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    This is my favorite beach in PEI. The sands are white and sing. The ocean is warmer than other beaches and we enjoyed jumping off into the canal. The beach had multiple lifeguards on duty and the faci...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • July 7, 2017
    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.
  • July 3, 2017
    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!
  • July 2, 2017
    Lifeguard on duty, easily accessible even with pram pushchair or wheelchair. Nice and friendly staff. Large beach. Very clean. Beautiful location.
  • May 5, 2017
    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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