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Crystal Sands Beach

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Emerald Waters and Sugar Sands

This is my favorite beach! Our beach house was across the street, so we had wonderful access. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christy D
Benton City, MO
Love it!

We have had a wonderful time at this beach. Beautiful sand, beautiful water, and since we've been... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kelli O
Denison, Texas
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“white sand”(35 reviews)
“clear water”(20 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Oldguitarmike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kelli O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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!

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.

Thank dulcemacias
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This beach is the best I have ever had the pleasure of visiting! Romantic! Warm! Unbelievably white! Clean soft sand! See through water..

1  Thank travelrelaxrepeat
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We stayed in this area at the Crystal Sands condos. Perfect area for a family. The water was very beautiful and clear!

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Clean and shiny white sand, warm see. Be careful woth the sun, it reallycan burn even if itis cloudy.

1  Thank Petra J
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Beautiful clean beach and nice water. It was very crowded and parking was a challenge. It’s one of the nicest beaches in the US but the crowds take away from the enjoyment.

1  Thank Jen H
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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