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Crystal Sands Beach

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Beach for the family

Visited this beach with the family, and enjoyed the experience. It was walking distance from our... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Dallas, Texas
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Loved the Pavilion

Spent a couple of hours at this beach for a team building event, while staying at the Henderson... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Franklin, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bugs, huge BUGS, roaches!!!! Awful! Scared to sleep , killed 5, called & sent out guy, no help at all....scary, huge roaches, size of small mouse.....THEY could care less!!!! Awful & Julian at front desk, laughed! Had poison put out, made bugs , roaches, laugh!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank oakley69
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Visited this beach with the family, and enjoyed the experience. It was walking distance from our rental apartment. The water was crystal blue most of the time and occasional emerald green. The beach is kept clean.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DFWKen15
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Spent a couple of hours at this beach for a team building event, while staying at the Henderson Resort (wanted to see a different beach than theirs). The covered pavilion was cool, clean and had a working bathroom and outside shower. Several families lived there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sunnysal
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The sand is so white and soft, it's like being on a Island in the Caribbean! It was strange the sand did not feel hot, the quartz does something to it and it's like walking in sugar. ! Our section of the beach was calm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank IBJosey
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is my favorite beach! Our beach house was across the street, so we had wonderful access. I loved spending my days just relaxing and sipping a beverage there. The best!! I cannot wait to return.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christy D
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Some of the best beaches anywhere. Love the white, fine sand found here. Take sunscreen cause you can get burnt quick.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Oldguitarmike
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We have had a wonderful time at this beach. Beautiful sand, beautiful water, and since we've been here, the waves have been pretty active.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KelliO_12
Reviewed September 16, 2018

great beach, water is nice very clear. beach is clean you can rent an umbrella and chairs if staying at an outrageous price unless they are included in your condo stay agreement.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe G
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I've been to several beaches and this is by far my favorite! I may not come back in September though because of storms but the beach itself is awesome!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Took the children and rented a condo right across the street from it. We loved it! Umbrella and Chair rental, but you can also bring your own canopy if you want to save money.

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is yes and no. Many areas on this beach are private, however there are several public access areas as well. If you arrive early in the day, you can get the primo spot of your choice. Parking is tough at the... More
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
You will have to find something right on the south side of scenic Highway 98 to be right on the beach. Anything north of the highway is across the street from the beach. Crystal sands is a larger complex by Windham that is... More