Basin Head Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

Basin Head, is named after it’s round, bowl-like shape, is home of the singing sands, nicknamed this because of the high silica content of the white sand, the sand “sings” as you walk through. It features a small fishing museum, which honours it’s history as a productive fishing area in the mid 1950s, when many fisherman used to make their living off of Basin Head. Basin Head is part of a unique ecosystem, it is the only place in the world where a species of Irish moss, Chorndrus crispus, is found. The beach has a bridge, which is a popular spot to jump off and it features several shops. The beach is supervised with lifeguards from June 27th to September 1st. It offers free parking and has washrooms, picnic tables and a gazebo. It is located two kilometers east of Red Point Provincial Park . With all of the things to do, it is a perfect beach to keep everyone entertained all day long.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Basin Head Provincial Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Prince Edward Island does monitor recreational water quality. Please use caution if visiting these beaches and look for signs posted in the area indicating whether the water is clean enough for swimming.

Tide information is posted online http://www.tourismpei.com/beachreports

Please note: some estuaries may be anoxic. Information is available on the PEI Environment website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/environment/anoxic-events

Visitors can often find sand dunes at PEI beaches and parks. Dunes are fragile and easily damaged. It can take as few as 10 footsteps through the same area to destroy a marram grass colony. The roots of this protective plant cover act as a net, shaping and containing the sand. Wind blows away at the exposed sand, turning small depressions into giant holes called blowouts. Blowouts turn stable dunes into constantly shifting hills that are unable to support vegetation or wildlife.

Please use the boardwalks and carpeted foot paths at designated beach access points and stay off the dunes to prevent further damage.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Basin Head Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Mostly clear

Basin Head, is named after it’s round, bowl-like shape, is home of the singing sands, nicknamed this because of the high silica content of the white sand, the sand “sings” as you walk through. It features a small fishing museum, which honours it’s history as a productive fishing area in the mid 1950s, when many fisherman used to make their living off of Basin Head. Basin Head is part of a unique ecosystem, it is the only place in the world where a species of Irish moss, Chorndrus crispus, is found. The beach has a bridge, which is a popular spot to jump off and it features several shops. The beach is supervised with lifeguards from June 27th to September 1st. It offers free parking and has washrooms, picnic tables and a gazebo. It is located two kilometers east of Red Point Provincial Park . With all of the things to do, it is a perfect beach to keep everyone entertained all day long.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Basin Head Provincial Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Prince Edward Island does monitor recreational water quality. Please use caution if visiting these beaches and look for signs posted in the area indicating whether the water is clean enough for swimming.

Tide information is posted online http://www.tourismpei.com/beachreports

Please note: some estuaries may be anoxic. Information is available on the PEI Environment website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/environment/anoxic-events

Visitors can often find sand dunes at PEI beaches and parks. Dunes are fragile and easily damaged. It can take as few as 10 footsteps through the same area to destroy a marram grass colony. The roots of this protective plant cover act as a net, shaping and containing the sand. Wind blows away at the exposed sand, turning small depressions into giant holes called blowouts. Blowouts turn stable dunes into constantly shifting hills that are unable to support vegetation or wildlife.

Please use the boardwalks and carpeted foot paths at designated beach access points and stay off the dunes to prevent further damage.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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