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Breathtaking views

This is the most amazing beach I have ever seen within 1000 kms of Toronto. I visited again today... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2019
Toronto, Canada
Cute beach town

What a fun little town full of cottages and ice cream shops. When we were there the main entrance... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
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Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Crystal beach has now implemented a fee to enter the beach along with checking bags for alcoholic beverages. Definitely not what it used to be I would suggest thinking of going somewhere else.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Stupid that you have to pay for a day but after 5pm you get in free. Don't get me wrong it's a nice beach. But sorry people that are in the low income can't pay all the time just to go to the beach.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dezzynumone
Reviewed 4 days ago

After stopping in Port Colbourne for lunch at Minor's Fisheries, we drove over to Crystal Beach. Imagine our surprise coming upon an entirely different, much upgraded beachfront. There will now be an small entrance fee, new restrooms and new picnic areas. A large kiddie play...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank suechef
Reviewed April 28, 2019

This is the most amazing beach I have ever seen within 1000 kms of Toronto. I visited again today (April 28) to check out the progress on the New Bay Beach area. World Class!! I cannot wait until summer so I can chill out on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank sandybeach3579
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Crystal Beach has always been a wonderful place to visit. Years ago there was a major amusement park and with it brought thousands of visits per day. The town has and still is been going through a revitalization. There are a number of quality sit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

I had never even heard of Crystal beach until a year ago and now I find myself going there in all seasons. It has sweet little cottages, large beach houses and a full time community there now, but it still has the heart of a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Meggie1975
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This beach is fantastic. Unfortunately in the peak of summer it does get busy. Likely wouldn’t be as busy if there was a small entrance fee and some kind of control for people who bring big tents.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank P8245HNlauram
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

She was trying to close early on New Year’s Eve, but she just couldn’t turn strangers away (us), nor regulars. 90 minutes after “closing time”, the place was full, and the locals were having a great time giving us the lowdown on the area, making...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank E8439GKrobp
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

What a fun little town full of cottages and ice cream shops. When we were there the main entrance to the public beach was under construction which was annoying but it will be nice to visit next year to see the end result of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This beach is enjoyable but quite crowded. We drove here from Oshawa and had a nice picnic just west of the main beach area. We were able to find street parking, about 5 minute walk to the actual beach front. Sand is nice, water was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 14, 2019|
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Response from Meggie1975 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a few parking areas right near the various access points to the public beach. If you park at the public beach lots you literally are directly across the street. I think the fees. Art but it’s about $10/day. As... More
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May 4, 2019|
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Response from sandybeach3579 | Reviewed this property |
No, why?
September 25, 2018|
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Response from GalleyAmanda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe there is street parking (on Cambridge) and depending on where the house is located on Cambridge West they can also park in the beach lot or on Erie Rd. I think the beach lot free during the week and paid on... More