My uncle has a house rental in Crystal Beach and it is right on the shores of Lake Erie. The surrounding area is pristine and the area is in within a 20 minute drive to Niagara Falls. Best time to go is during late Spring and Summer or early Fall; weather tends to get cold during other seasons.
Restaurant recommendations: Lucy's - great italian food made right in front of you by Lucy, the owner. Betty's - portions are great and food is excellent; be sure to get there in the early evening as the place fills up fast!
Attractions: Sherkston Shores; must be a member of the community or know someone who is; great family atmosphere with trailer park and beach access.
Niagara Falls of course!
Overall a wonderful place to visit!
If you own or manage Crystal Beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.