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Crystal Sands Beach

Destin, FL
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Ocean was pretty. Tropical storm Cindy kind of ruined our fun. If love hunting sea shells this is... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2017
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The best beach we've seen on our travels so far, finr white sant, very clean, sparkling warm... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Ocean was pretty. Tropical storm Cindy kind of ruined our fun. If love hunting sea shells this is not the beach for you.

Thank lacross213
Reviewed June 25, 2017

The best beach we've seen on our travels so far, finr white sant, very clean, sparkling warm water, abundant wild life, Absolutley beatiful.

Thank Fred P
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Beautiful sand and crystal clear water! What's not to love about this family friendly beach? Lifeguards patrol regularly.

Thank JustUsTwo0814
Reviewed June 19, 2017

The beaches were pristine and always clean. The white sand was so inviting. It was not very crowded the week were were there (June 10-17).

Thank italianatheart2016
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Very gorgeous beach. Was a 3 minute was from our cottage which was perfect!! My kids and I are loving it!!!

Thank Piercyb
Reviewed June 8, 2017

My mother rented a spot with chairs and an umbrella for the day from Twilight Beach Service. We left our stuff over the chair, went to lunch for about an hour, then my mother came back by herself - to find a "gentleman" and his...More

9  Thank seddiwy
Reviewed June 7, 2017

We spent several days on Crystal Sands Beach and it was just delightful. You might think you are in the Caribbean with the crystal clear water and sand as soft as sugar. My daughter was married on Crystal Sands Beach and it was a perfect...More

Thank Kellye M
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

The beach is perfect, fine white sand, clean, turquoise water. Infrastructure? Almost no parking, no restrooms, almost no lifeguards, almost no shops/food/beverages...

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Crystal Beach in Destin offers white flour like sand and clear emerald waters. There's no need to travel to the Caribbean when you can have it all here. Limited public access points are a positive if you're staying here and don't want a crowded beach....More

Thank Vagabond2be
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Nice beach but hard to find parking. There were a few showers but no public bathrooms. The water is not clear there, kinda muddy

1  Thank civilgrad
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Paola C
July 18, 2017|
Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a place right in front of crystal sands to rent chairs, paddle boards,kayacks and other stuff I'm sure.
July 13, 2017|
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Response from klr1410 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can.
Carrie R
July 2, 2017|
Response from Krystal P | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. There are only really small shells less than the size of a dime.