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Basin Head Provincial Park

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Beautiful beach!!!!

The one week that we were at PEI we went to Basin Head Provincial Park twice and we loved it. It... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Mississauga, Canada
Nice quiet beach

Our first trip to PEI and stopped by this beach. Small but nice. Water was clear and warm for... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Susan F
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great beach”(34 reviews)
“change rooms”(30 reviews)
“jump off”(15 reviews)
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Off Route 16, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
+1 902-652-8950
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All reviews great beach change rooms jump off on duty on site fisheries museum your feet snack bar white sand nice sand lots of parking favorite beach popular beach lots of fun great facilities water was warm picnic tables
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having read rave reviews, we were a tad disappointed in the beach, though the weather didn’t help. It was too cold to swim and the water had been churned into an unattractive grey soup, but we didn’t find the beach particularly scenic (best in Canada?!...More

Thank wucie
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The one week that we were at PEI we went to Basin Head Provincial Park twice and we loved it. It was worth the drive from where were located it took us about 2 1/2 hours but so worth it. The water was beautiful and...More

Thank fikk88
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Our first trip to PEI and stopped by this beach. Small but nice. Water was clear and warm for Sept. Great beach for kids in season.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This looks like almost every beach you see off of PEI and apparently only sings on dry days. Ours was damp so sands quiet. A nice beach but not worth a special trip.

Thank Ginny00
Reviewed 19 September 2018

On a trip to PEI just after Labour Day, we drove out to Basin Head Provincial Park on the recommendation of the owner of our cottage. It was a bit of a drive from the Brackley Beach area, but a pleasant one, and we are...More

1  Thank lovesthesun-7
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We were recommended to visit this place and glad we did.....it is a provincial park so if you're here before Labour Day it will cost you. The area is not that big but certainly a very beautiful spot to swim, enjoy the beach and take...More

Thank someday0713
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Nice little museum, read all the info on lobstering, etc. Historic stuff on the big gales and lost ships. Beach very beautiful with some cliff backdrops. Can get very crowded in high season but we were there in September, perfect.

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

All the shops were closed but it was a terrific experience . Drag your toes in the sand and it does sing. We all found some glass and enjoyed the beautiful view

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Visited at end of August. Very nice facilities and beach walk. Unique wharf and current float as described in previous reviews. Warmer waters here than in Cavendish. Crowded on sunny afternoon - but ample parking and space to enjoy!

Thank solotouristDallas_Tx
Reviewed 14 September 2018

So happy we decided to begin our stay in PEI with 5 days in Souris, because now we know why Basin Head Beach is consistently rated the best beach in Canada. The sand is gorgeous, the dunes beautiful, and the beach goes on seemingly forever....More

Thank heartofaskeptic
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Jackie H
7 August 2018|
Response from Eastcoast2 | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. Parking is free also.
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.