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Address: 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Cute beach

Nice small beach. Were there during spring break so was a little crowded. Loved walking out on the pier and looking out over the water unfortunately we missed seeing the dolphins... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bonnie T
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Drummond Island, Michigan
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Drummond Island, Michigan
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice small beach. Were there during spring break so was a little crowded. Loved walking out on the pier and looking out over the water unfortunately we missed seeing the dolphins. The kids had a fun time swimming and exploring the rocks along the breakwall. Drinks and snacks available on beach.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful clean beach with a trail, tide pools, food, and relaxing atmosphere. There are clean picnic areas with coverings, people buying special pineapple icees, flying kites, fishing, playing volleyball, etc. I'd come back!

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The Villages, Florida
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The wife and I were looking for a short ride to a beach from the Villages, Florida and this one was only 47 miles away on the Gulf.the ride there is pleasant, even the 9 miles from the town to the beach ,which is off the beaten path, was full of nature. Regrettably, they were doing roadwork yesterday. I'm almost... More 

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Thank _ssroy1
Reedsville, West Virginia
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small beach where they Gulf of Mexico and the Bay meet. It is a nice family beach. There is a boardwalk that takes you to a pier out into the Gulf. Very beautiful sunsets

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Thank JudeLynn
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first found this beach it was me and maybe 8 other people. I thought I had found a secret little gem of a beach, the next time I went it was crowded. And it was still a nice beach with no trash and craziness that normally goes with a crowd. Nice no matter the crowd.

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Thank Kim Z
Illinois, United States
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are traveling with two children under the age of 11 and this is an awesome little beach to get out of the car and explore. There are restrooms, water fountains, picnic tables, gazebos and foot showers. If you're lucky you can see a little school of fish, hermit crabs, crabs etc. along the waterline.

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Thank Dawn S
east haven, ct
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach was nice but small. More parking is needed for peak times and beach should be expanded being it is man made anyway, and well kept

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Thank catnjoe
Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Nice little beach with little pier ,good sunset views not to crowded. To bad our hotel plantation didn't have a shuttle running or chairs umbrellas and towels available for us to take with.

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Thank Geneva R
Dunnellon, Florida
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our little beach we go to when we need a beach "fix". It is clean and the water is nice. During spring break it is very very busy and loud. UGH. But soon that will be over and we will have it back to ourselves. If you watch the water around 3-5 pm you will see dolphin swimming... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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698 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our water baby had been away from the ocean for too long so we took a run out so she could have a dip. Nice beach with lots of shaded picnic tables and a safe swimming area and family feel, nice place Rob

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