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“HUGE Disappointment, (Red Flag) you Can’t Swim at this beach, Sand-Fleas & Dead Seaweed Beach” 2 of 5 stars
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Crane Beach
Union Hall, Barbados
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Union Hall
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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Owner description: Eighty-foot cliffs overlook this beach, making it one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Groveland, Florida
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“HUGE Disappointment, (Red Flag) you Can’t Swim at this beach, Sand-Fleas & Dead Seaweed Beach”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were disappointed with Crane Beach. It did not live up to the hype and our expectations. What we encountered was a “red flag” non-swim able beach with crashing waves, dead seaweed and many sand fleas. The sand was a very beautiful white quartz but was covered with ridges of dead seaweed.

The waves and undertow were so violent that it turned the beautiful blue water to brown sandy muck and dead seaweed over the entire week we were there.

Access to the beach is by an elevator, which sometimes does not work or take a winding staircase down the cliff. This is not a handicap accessible beach.

Visited July 2014
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“Flying visit on way to airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to the Crane on our way to the airport to depart as we wanted to see where were were going to stay initially. It was beautiful. The hotel is definitely where we should have stayed instead of the Bougainvillia. The beach was lovely but access was either via an elevator which took a while or a thousand steep stairs - that looked like the only downfall of the place. The sands were lovely as was the backing of a woodland of palm trees and undergrowth. The sea seemed as wavy as it was at the Bougainvillia.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family will usually book us in for sunday brunch as the hotel has gospel singers in and the buffet breakfast is fantastic, but you really must book its always packed.

then we will make our way down to the beach where we will spend the day. it is normally quite windy so you do not feel the sun and i always come back burnt so that really is something to watch.

there is a lot to explore at this beach, if you have smaller children you really do want to be with them in the water as the currents are quite strong. on the hotel side you can climb/walk up the cliff a little on an old path and there is a beautiful spot on the edge of the cliff over the water where you can sit in peace.

Visited October 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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“Very interesting beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had a lot of fun at Crane Beach. Public access to the beach involves walking over stepping stones; if you have mobility issues, beware. The sand and water were beautiful. Since it is on the east side of the island, the water is pretty rough with big waves. To the side of the beach, there are some steps that lead to a cliff that you can jump off of. I wouldn't recommend this if you are not a competent swimmer. It seems a little dangerous and definitely wouldn't be allowed on most US beaches. I am glad I did it, however.

Visited March 2014
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Sacramento, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worlds best beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent employees, great food, and the best beach in the world. They have several pool areas and the gardening around the resort is great with a lot of attention to details.

Visited June 2014
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