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Address: Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

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Not What it Used to be, But Still Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2014
Janys H
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Welland, Canada
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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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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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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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16 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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