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Crystal Beach

Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Fort Erie
Type: Beaches
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Barrie, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Overall the beach was great, clean water. Our 2-year old son loved it. It got crowded in the afternoon though. It was Labour day weekend so crowd was not unexpected. Washrooms were only a few and not enough for so many people. The male washroom at the Waterfront park was even more disgusting. Needs proper maintenance.

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Oakville, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Perfectly safe and clean beach for families with security at the front gate. You can't beat all day parking for $5 right at the beach. The sand is so soft and clean, great for digging and playing in. The water is clean and clear. There are also quaint restaurants nearby.

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Tallahassee, FL
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187 reviews 187 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Tried to revisit my youth but the amusement park was gone-- all that was left was the propeller from the Crystal Beach Boat that used to take us from Buffalo to Crystal Beach. But they've turned it into a nice park-- boat launch--quaint little stores and restaurants.

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kenmore ny
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Clean beach with low water levels and 5 dollar for all day parking. safe for families and nice playground near the boat dock. Not much in town and many closed business. Not like years past but still a great beach and scenery.

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Welland, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Gone is the amusment park, but now we have a new beach, landscaping and so many flowers. Boy has it changed

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are looking for a place and not wanting to spend too much money, this is the best place ( weather permitting). Crystal beach is the best beach for small kids. It has a big beach, with soft sand, and very shallow water. There's a paid parking lot, for only $5 for a whole day, 6am-11pm. It's a perfect... More

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Stratford, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

where to begin. feels like a prison, everythings fenced off signs everywhere stating private property and no tresspassing, we went with our dog and were told no dogs allowed anywhere on the beach, we wanted to see the lighthouse and walked to see it with our dog..we came to a gate and were stopped and told no dogs allowed because... More

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The beach is what we came for and we were not disappointed. The well-used public part of it offers about 300x50 m strip of fine sand. It is fairly well maintained and clean. Going into the lake, it is shallow for the fist few dozen metres and quite safe for kids. I never spotted any stones or other potentially dangerous... More

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