Fodor's Expert Review Basin Head Provincial Park

Souris Museum/Gallery
Free

This park, 13 km (8 miles) east of Souris, is noted for an expanse of exquisite silvery sand that's backed by grassy dunes. The beach (accessible via a boardwalk and supervised in peak months) is well worth visiting, and not only because it's one of the Island's most beautiful. If you scuff your feet in the sand here, you can hear it squeak and squawk. The so-called "singing sand" is a rare phenomenon produced by the sand's high silica content.

On a beach-top bluff inside the park, you'll also find the small Basin Head Fisheries Museum (902/357–7233, www.peimuseum.com, $4, early June–Oct., daily 9–5), which depicts the ever-changing nature of PEI's inshore fishing industry through artifacts, exhibits, and dioramas.

Museum/Gallery Beach Park (National/State/Provincial) Views Free Family

Quick Facts

336 Basin Head Rd.
Souris, Prince Edward Island  C0A 2B0, Canada

902-357–7230

www.tourismpei.com/provincial-park/basin-head

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Park free; museum C$4

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