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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 October 25, 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 August 31, 2018
Oakville, Canada
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Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never even heard of Crystal beach until a year ago and now I find myself going there in all seasons. It has sweet little cottages, large beach houses and a full time community there now, but it still has the heart of a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This beach is fantastic. Unfortunately in the peak of summer it does get busy. Likely wouldn’t be as busy if there was a small entrance fee and some kind of control for people who bring big tents.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

She was trying to close early on New Year’s Eve, but she just couldn’t turn strangers away (us), nor regulars. 90 minutes after “closing time”, the place was full, and the locals were having a great time giving us the lowdown on the area, making...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed October 8, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wesley W
Reviewed August 31, 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AstridT118
Reviewed August 30, 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

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

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

Reviewed August 28, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Viola R
Reviewed August 27, 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ReneeMC79
Reviewed August 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Cathy H
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from GalleyAmanda | 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
August 19, 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
August 2, 2018|
Response from kayliemaea | Reviewed this property |
BBQs and fires are not permitted