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Address: Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

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Best Beach on Lake Erie, Ontario

The beach to the right of the Palmwood Motel is clean and wonderful to relax and enjoy the afternoon, There are other beaches but you have to go through a guard gate to get to

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Fort Erie
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The beach to the right of the Palmwood Motel is clean and wonderful to relax and enjoy the afternoon, There are other beaches but you have to go through a guard gate to get to

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I spent many summer days at Crystal Beach as a young boy in the 1950's. I miss the Logan Berry stand and most the cinnamon suckers. There was nickle day (each ride a nickle), Queeno Day (free ride with a Queeno soda bottle cap). I use to get the bottle caps from the hot dog stands on Sheridan Road (pre... More 

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Fort Erie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've been to this restaurant a few times now. Food and service has always been great. Menu has many great choices to choose from. Most of their food is made from scratch. French onion soup is best I've ever had. I would recommend this place for a good reasonably priced meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dont bother it has no more parking. and its and there is nothing to do. no shops or anything. the picnic area is now fenced off and over 300 parking spots are gone. don't waist your time coming . go to Wasaga Beach its much more family oriented. Crystal Beach days are over.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was the location for a family reunion in the midst of summer. Once a resort that was accessed by ferry from Buffalo, it is now a closed community with a private beach. But, next to the private beach is a public beach area. There are motels in the area. It was a perfect for us since the crowds were... More 

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Ridgeway, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Nothing special down there. A beach in the summer full of people everywhere...snack bar and washroom....a couple stores around....that's it.

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Fort Erie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Large clean beach with an amazing view of lake Erie, warm clean water, many little shops and bars/restaurants with in walking distance!

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Fort Erie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a beautiful white sand beach, kept very clean. It is huge, lots of people from everywhere on weekends, and summer time. During the week not so busy. This is a great palce for a family, or friends outing. There is a small snack bar, but a few good restaurants near by. In a small community, a nice drive... More 

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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Once upon a time Crystal Beach, Ontario was the Coney Island of the Niagara Region. Gone are the days of the giant roller coaster and the carnival rides, gone are the games of chance. And sadly, gone are the days of the big, wood floor dance hall with throngs of people dancing away to the live music of Tommy Dorsey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice public beach. Family oriented. Clean. Nice and shallow for kids. Gets deep after the roped area. Great swimming. $5 park all day. Small snack bar. Should have separate change rooms / bathrooms. Sometimes a line up for ladies.

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Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Fort Erie

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