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Beautiful beach

Definitely one of the nicest beaches in the country for people-watching, swimming and relaxing... read more

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caryvogrin
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Colorado City, Colorado
A beautiful place to relax

Crystal Beach is gorgeous. We walked here from our hotel on Hutchinson Street. The parking lot on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen W
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Roaonke, United States
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“white sand” (34 reviews)
“clear water” (20 reviews)
“nice beach” (18 reviews)
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Reviewed today

Definitely one of the nicest beaches in the country for people-watching, swimming and relaxing. Softest sand ever!

Thank caryvogrin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Crystal Beach is gorgeous. We walked here from our hotel on Hutchinson Street. The parking lot on Hutchinson is more like 8 spaces so I don't know how one gets here unless they walk. It's a family friendly place and from Hutchinson Street access, there...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I spent a few days in a beach house right by Crystal Sands Beach and we loved it. It’s absolutely beautiful - the water was clear, the sand was white, and the weather was perfect. It’s definitely ideal for couples and families...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 11 on vacation from two different states had a great week on the crystal white sands of Miramar Beach

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked into a beachfront condo through Airbnb which sadly turned out to be a scam so we had to find a hotel to stay. This meant we weren't staying in a beachfront property which meant that although we could walk onto the beach...More

5  Thank 800MeganG800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

White snow looking sand! That was one of the first things my daughter said on our trip to the beach! "It's been snowing here!" LOL

Thank KW34
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course, any beach in Destin is a beautiful beach. This one was ok, it is a public access beach and it only has 1 bathroom. However, it does have a shower as well, so that makes up for it. Either way, the ocean is...More

2  Thank Blondie_713
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed on beach in condo and the area was a great fit for usclose to lots of pretty boutique stored. Will return.

Thank 659sherryk
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Sooooo beautiful...and for that reason you need to get there sooooo early. Parking fills up quick for good reason. But you must go. Uber. :)

2  Thank Cubs1982
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

when the water is ok this is a graet beach to go on but bring chairs as to hire 2 chairs and a umbrella is $40 bucks and for a english man the is a hell of a lot for 1 day 9 till 5...More

3  Thank Pauledwain
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saralass
19 June 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
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nursewinders
4 June 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
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