Basin Head Provincial Park is located in Basin Head, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is best known by its nickname "Singing Sands", in reference to the pure white sand that sings as you walk through it, due to a high silica content. This sand is geologically unique to the area. This silica, when heated by the sun, produces a high pitched squeaking sound when rubbed together. Dragging your feet through the sand is enough to elicit this effect.
|Yours Truly n PJ in foreground :)|
In 1937, it was decided to build a harbour and maintain a wharf at Basin Head. Much dredging was done, and the result was the large sand dunes on the beach which still remain today.