Did you know that there are 23 different Provincial and National Park beaches in PEI? That’s an incredible amount for such a small area.
And that only scratches the surface. There are over 50 beaches east of Charlottetown alone!
But here are the 3 Provincial Park beaches closest to Souris – all within, at most, a few minutes drive. Plus a couple of other beaches of note, including one right within the boundaries of the Town.
Souris Gateway Park
One of the most recently developed parks on PEI, Souris Beach greets visitors as they enter the Town of Souris. Long a popular spot for seaglass, Souris Beach now has shower and change facilities, a playground, along with a number of small shops. Who knows – you may even run into Chef Michael Smith at his shop.
Basin Head Provincial Park
The crown jewel of beaches in PEI, Basin Head is often listed as the best beach in all of Canada! This scenic beach is only a few miles east of Souris, and is famous for both its singing sands and the “run”, where kids of all ages are often seen jumping off the bridge into the deep waters of the boat run separating the two halves of the beach. While visiting this fully serviced beach, don’t forget to visit the fisheries museum on site.
Red Point Provincial Park
Almost next door to Basin Head, Red Point Provincial Park has a fully supervised beach and a very popular campground area. The campground area has serviced-lots to accommodate camping trailers and camping areas for tenters. The campground features playground equipment and activities for children.
Sally’s Beach Provincial Park
This unsupervised beach lies a few miles southwest of Souris in Spry Point. With washroom facilities, picnic tables and change rooms, Sally’s Beach is an easy reach from Souris and is a popular spot to spend the day.
This private, family-run campground on the North Shore is another easy drive from Souris. This campground is popular for their spectacular panoramic views of the sunsets on the North Shore of PEI.