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July 10, 2013
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Travel website names Basin Head best beach in Canada

Tourism and Culture

Canadian travel website has named Basin Head Provincial Park beach the best beach in Canada, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“Basin Head Provincial Park beach has long been a favourite among Islanders and visitors alike,” said Minister Henderson. “Our beaches are well known across Canada and around the world for their relatively warm water and beautiful white sand. They are also a key part of our marketing plan, and a big reason why visitors choose to come here, so this award couldn’t have been better timed.”

The website recognized Basin Head for having the warmest water north of Florida and for its famous singing sands. It also made note of the excellent on-site facilities, services and the nearby Basin Head Fisheries Museum.

Other beaches in the top ten included Wasaga Beach near Toronto and Ingonish Beach in Cape Breton.

To view the full list of the 10 best Canadian beaches, visit

For up to date conditions at all provincial park beaches including Basin Head, visit

Media Contact: Andrew Sprague
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