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Nice, clean beach

Went with a group of friends. Weather was perfect, the water was warm as well. It's a pretty clean... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Richa P
,
Brampton, Canada
via mobile
Crystal Beach Ontario Canada

We had a lovely trip in the off season of Oct. 2017. We were very lucky with the weather. The... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2017
mclehman0722
,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Travelers talk about
“amusement park” (12 reviews)
“lake erie” (20 reviews)
“minute drive” (3 reviews)
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Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of friends. Weather was perfect, the water was warm as well. It's a pretty clean beach, and not overly busy. Parking is free for 2 hours. All day parking is $10.

2  Thank Richa P
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

We had a lovely trip in the off season of Oct. 2017. We were very lucky with the weather. The beach was not crowded... a beautiful place to watch the sun set.

2  Thank mclehman0722
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Just to let you know, I have been living in Crystal Beach for nearly 4 decades. We used to call it "the best kept secret in all of Canada". In some ways I'm sad to see the secret got out. As a local, we all...More

3  Thank Ricky S
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Pretty nice there hard to get a cottage so try and rent a month before loads of places to eat ,beer stores,grocery stores,just a lot to do there

1  Thank Glenn M
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Took the family to Crystal Beach! Beautiful beach in southern Ontario. It was clean (as clean as can be with very little seaweed on the shores) nice white sand with sand bars so you don't have to worry about little kids they can play and...More

Thank Cherie B
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Crystal Beach has plenty of sand and water for everyone! Located on Lake Erie, provides you a gorgeous view of sail boats, and other water activities. Crystal Beach also has a great variety of local restaurants and lodgings.

Thank sherrydixon
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Crystal Beach Bar None is the most beautiful beach in all of Ontario. Granted during the summer months especially on the weekends you will have a hard time trying to find a spot to put down a postage stamp. The reason for that is because...More

Thank Steve Z
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Great view of Buffalo - water is warm since Lake Erie is shallow/ Can be a challenge to find a place to park on a nice day. There is a park for kids to play as well.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

too many folks in a small space. cooking going on next to your blanket . city charges for parking but does not keep the cars in an orderly row.

1  Thank luvtotravelxx
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Julius Banfai was telling me that when he was growing up in Crystal Beach, an annual feature of the Labour Day festivities was to take a coffin, set it ablaze and push it out into Lake Erie as the symbolic burial of summer. Apparently the...More

Thank Bob C
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Scott N
April 15, 2018|
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Response from mclehman0722 | Reviewed this property |
That I don’t know. We were there in October. I didn’t see any signs prohibiting use of metal detectors.
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ElegantLady50
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Val K | Reviewed this property |
I live here...in crystal beach and there is no place safer...
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randersonsr
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Ricky S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Randerson, on a typical weekday during the summer, the beach is about 1/3 full. Parking is horrendous any time. The short-sighted beach planners are actually cutting the number of parking spots in half and duplicating... More
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