Basin Head Provincial Park and Singing Sands Beach, PEI
If your friend told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?
Yes! If you were at Basin Head Provincial Park in PEI!
We were tipped off to the beach by a friend of our from PEI! Once we heard about it, we knew we had to go!
About Basin Head Provincial Park
Basin Head Beach is located off route 16, east of the town of Souris on the way to the most Eastern tip of PEI.
Basin Head beach itself extends NE for many kilometers lending itself to long walks, beach combing and solitude. The water is warm during the summer months and the sand is fine. Called the “singing sands” since the sand squeaks when you walk on it.
The bridge is the best feature of the provincial park!
Jumping off the bridge is the highlight of the trip to the park. The water is deep enough to jump, and the area is surrounded by lifeguards, making it safe to jump, if only you are brave enough!
The current here is actually pretty strong, so after you jump, you are pushed along, and can swim to the edge of the wharf where you can climb up the ladder and repeat the process.
Or, so I’m told.
I didn’t actually jump! But, I heard it was fun!
Basin Head is a day use park featuring a supervised white sand beach, play area, food on site, washroom and shower facilities.
Dogs are allowed on the beach but have to be on leash.
The park is also home to the Basin Head Fisheries Museum which is dedicated to maintaining the history of fisheries in that area and is also a Federal Marine Protected area due unique flora and fauna only found there.
The beach is gorgeous and you can watch the ferry come and go for the Magdalen Islands!
Basin Head Provincial Park is located at the Eastern end of the Island, about 50 minutes from Charlottetown.
Next time you are looking for a fun beach to visit, check out the Basin Head Provincial Park in Eastern PEI!
And, go tell your friends to jump off a bridge!