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Basin Head Provincial Park

Off Route 16, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
+1 902-652-8950
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Worth the drive from Cavendish

This is my favorite beach in PEI. The sands are white and sing. The ocean is warmer than other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Very popular place to swim

Basin Head is considered one of the choice beaches in this eastern area of Prince Edward Island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert F
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Off Route 16, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
+1 902-652-8950
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 facilities were big and clean. There were places...More

Thank RockyMountainKid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basin Head is considered one of the choice beaches in this eastern area of Prince Edward Island. Very popular place for the locals to go swimming. On the sand dunes above the beach is the Basin Head Fisheries Museum, so you can combine swimming and...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure about the singing, but the beach is fantastic! Soft, white sand that's perfect to walk in. We arrived around 9:30, hardly anyone was around at that time. The water was a great temperature for swimming. All of the amenities you need are a...More

Thank canadianexile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has all the amenities to spend a fun-filled day with family and friends. A great beach to relax and enjoy the sand talk to you. You can also be adventurous and jump off a bridge and let current take you out to sea.

Thank Domenic G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even with high winds, the air temperature was just chilly for our September 4th visit. Not very many people this visit but we had fun trying not to be sandblasted and blown off the pier. Lunch was good.

Thank burchy2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pedestrian bridge over channel great for safe jumping into the channel, then climbing out and doing it again. Lifeguards on duty. Singing sands beach adjacent. Change rooms, concession, museum on site. A must visit in east PEI.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great beach, well equipped with clean bathrooms, change rooms, concession stands, outdoor showers, museum and lots of parking. Beach goes for as far as the eyes can see and we picked out a quiet spot with few people to relax. Beach is...More

1  Thank Karman T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't believe my 5 year old son wasnt allowed to wear floaties. I understand all the boogie boards and big floaties not being allowed. But he wanted to jump with his floaties on. I seen no big deal.

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our visit to Basin Head this year. The beach is reminiscent of the amazing beaches in the Caribbean but instead of white sand you get dramatic red sand. The drift down the mini river is cool and must be experienced if you visit PEI....More

Thank Islandboy420
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

White Sand beach with ample parking and beautiful boardwalk. The water was wavy when we were there and many purplish jelly fish. Our youngest was stung and the lifeguard recommended to apply wet sand to the sting. It seemed to work, she didn't mention it...More

1  Thank 69cynthiab
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Colleen M
30 January 2017|
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Response from NINmistress | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe so. There is an area to change, a cafe and washrooms on site.
7 February 2016|
Response from duhh123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.