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Address: , Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
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Spent the better part of the day (Monday) here. The beach wasn't very busy so we were able to find a parking spot ($5.00 - credit card or loonies and toonies) right by the beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Quaint little village, with beautiful beaches and plenty of cottage rentals to come back and stay longer. Shopping in nearby Ridgeway , with a Farmer's Market every Sat. from May to Oct. Fort Erie is about a 15 minute drive from Crystal Beach.

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This beach has sand banks and is clear water,no sea weed.. I just love this place. There are a few vendors on the beach. No animals allowed, there are washrooms but they are not the cleanest,but they do just fine. Parking is about $6 and your good till dinner time if your they all day. The old charm, is one... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Spent the better part of the day (Monday) here. The beach wasn't very busy so we were able to find a parking spot ($5.00 - credit card or loonies and toonies) right by the beach. The water is indeed nice and warm and you can walk out quite far and still be able to touch the sandy bottom. There is... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Driving to Crystal Beach is a delight - the beautiful older homes,yard sales and farmers' markets are lovely. The beach itself has a great view of Lake Erie, and there are little shops and bars/restaurants nearby.

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Vancouver British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were delighted to find this beach after a long day of travelling. The water was crystal clear and went way out. It was a comfortable temperature. The water also seemed soft on the skin. I went to the beach again before breakfast the next day. There was a yoga class doing exercises while I swam. It is a very... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I love Crystal Beach, the summers of my youth were spent in this special place, long before the amusement park was taken down. I visit once a year to walk the beach and enjoy the crystal waters. This year, I spent over 45 minutes seeking a parking spot, but it was worth it. Fortunately, I was not looking to sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Been going here for years and every year the town/shops seem to get smaller. Great beach area where you can walk out 30-40 yards and still be able to touch bottom. Beach is clean and never really over crowded.

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No. Va.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful, sandy, wide Beach, crystal clear water, sandy bottom, ability to walk out far and still be in only waist to chest deep water. Available parking across the street, nearby food shops to walk to.

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Cowansville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very clean and small public beach (Bay Beach). The water is shallow and great for younger children. The water is warmer the Old Orchard Beach, Maine..... Relaxing as there is not much elso to do there. Beach access is free but there is a $5.00 parking fee

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love this beach. Very calm and shallow waters make this an ideal spot for families. The summer weekends get pretty busy, but there is always parking available for free on the side streets near the beach. Security at the gate also helps to keep this beach safe and alcohol free!

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