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family friendly beach

showers, washrooms, picnic tables, clean beach. Lots of families and children enjoying themselves... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Frances S
Relaxing experience

This is a great beach if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the busier beaches. It’s... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
cathie r
Ottawa, Canada
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16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great place to view the lunar eclipse. Several car loads of people were present and everyone was respectful of the others (not shining light in faces). If only the temperature was warmer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Coedkelly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice sunsets. The water is nice and calm. It is also shallow for a ways out. However, the bathrooms are nasty, dirty, dark, wet, with prison issue toilets. There is limited free parking. There are limited shelters from the sun. Bring your own canopy, if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margarita T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Renting a house nearby, gathered our chairs, wine and cheese and relaxed on the beach to watch the sunset. Very peaceful and rejuvinating.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank snaruz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

showers, washrooms, picnic tables, clean beach. Lots of families and children enjoying themselves. we went to the long pier to see the sunset. amazing

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary Frances S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not very big, but for an area that’s mostly marshy and great for fishing, nice clean beach to swim and enjoy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J5195CIstevec
Reviewed December 14, 2018

The river and springs are gorgeous but come sunset time head to this beach. The western sky is unobstructed, the beach secluded, quiet. Nothing much here other than sky, sand and birds.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

This is a great beach if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the busier beaches. It’s small, out of the way and only has restrooms which are very clean.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cathie r
Reviewed November 28, 2018

This little beach is a bit hard to find unless you are a local. In fact, I went on a weekday and only a handful of people were there. It is located on the Gulf where the Crystal River joins it. Parking is free, there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank debv50
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Was disappointed with this beach. There are several picnic tables most of which are covered. There are tons of bird and the poop that goes along with that. The water is always murky / slimy -- has to be one of the ugliest beaches in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank markpianoman
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Nice scenic drive ends at a small beach. That is about it. Nice boat ramp and a lot of good looking places to fish.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David T
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from travelman391 | Reviewed this property |
Yes many people have tents up! Just be aware don't go to deep with stakes. This is a swim hole that was a swamp and they put 4 sand over it. Also make sure you take shower after as signs say so you don't carry any bacteria... More
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Response from pelicancrystalriver | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is dawn to dusk.