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Cute beach town

What a fun little town full of cottages and ice cream shops. When we were there the main entrance... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Ridgeway, Canada
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Nice place to relax

Chrystal Beach is a relaxed waterfront community that is very quiet and not necessarily good for... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

What a fun little town full of cottages and ice cream shops. When we were there the main entrance to the public beach was under construction which was annoying but it will be nice to visit next year to see the end result of the...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

This beach is enjoyable but quite crowded. We drove here from Oshawa and had a nice picnic just west of the main beach area. We were able to find street parking, about 5 minute walk to the actual beach front. Sand is nice, water was...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Chrystal Beach is a relaxed waterfront community that is very quiet and not necessarily good for young party goers. There aren’t many restaurants but one can find some nice places to go and hang out in peace.

1  Thank AstridT118
Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you are looking for a family friendly beach then you have found it ! The sand is immaculately clean and golden, not gritty or hard to walk on. The sea is crystal blue and clear, the swimming are is roped off to protect swimmers...More

1  Thank Helen S
Melissa M, Owner at Crystal Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your review of Crystal Beach and for seeing the potential the beach has, especially while under construction!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The good: Beautiful beach, nice sand, very clean water. The people in the area are really nice and everyone is always smiling. It's close to other attractions like Niagara Falls and makes a great quiet day in your trip. The bad: I don't think the...More

4  Thank Viola R
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely beach, arrived around 11am, parking was easy, lots of people on the beach but no problem finding a spot. Water was clean, good temp.. Had a great time, will definitely be back.

1  Thank ReneeMC79
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great beach with beautiful views, just wish there were more little stores with beach things for sale

1  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We stopped at a part of the beach that was rocky and had several historical plaques. It was inspiring to read some of the history and look off into the distance, imagining what it must have been like for those in the past.

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The last time I was at Crystal Beach was 4+ years ago when the only parking was a small concrete pad with 20-30 spots. This year, we drove through this year around 2:30 to face total pandemonium with cars trying to get into full parking...More

6  Thank DeeFaria
Reviewed 6 August 2018

There is only one part of CB for public use. Most is privately owned mainly by Americans, The change rooms/washrooms have been torn down recently during the busiest time of year!! There are a few portables in a parking lot which is a few minute...More

3  Thank coffeelover846
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25 September 2018|
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Response from Amanda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe there is street parking (on Cambridge) and depending on where the house is located on Cambridge West they can also park in the beach lot or on Erie Rd. I think the beach lot free during the week and paid on... More
19 August 2018|
Response from Kelly-Lee R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judy, I am really not sure..that would be up to the city planners..There seem to be a few secure beaches there, which, from what I remember, were never there
Elena C
3 August 2018|
Response from kayliemaea | Reviewed this property |
BBQs and fires are not permitted