Located off route 16, east of the town of Souris. Basin Head is a day
use park featuring a supervised white sand beach, play area, food on
site, washroom and shower facilities. The park is home to the Basin Head
Fisheries Museum, and is open from mid June to the end of September.
Basin Head tells the history of the Provinces inshore fishery through its displays and artifacts. Illustrated on site are methods and materials, smallcraft displays and a coastal ecology exhibit. Visitor's are welcome to learn about the inshore fishery.
A boardwalk features access to a magnificent white sand beach, volleyball nets, change rooms, gift shops, canteen, lifeguard and a children's play village.
Basin Head is P.E.I.'s first marine conservation area and has a tidal lagoon that is habitat for a variety of giant Irish Moss that is not found anywhere else in the world. You will hear the sand sing as you walk along the famous "singing sands beach". Only three other places in the world offer these perfectly shaped grains of sand. Join the locals and experience the "run" as you jump into the water and get pulled out to the shallow shores. This is a place that you don't want to miss.
Pets are permitted on leash.
The Basin Head Provincial Park is located within the Points East Coastal Drive touring region
Mid June - Mid Sept