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Crystal Sands Beach

Destin, FL
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We had the most amazing time here. I would definitely recommend coming here. It was gorgeous! The... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Love the sand & water

We love this beach. It is so clean and has a great environment for the kids. I wish they wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
McGregor, Texas
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We had the most amazing time here. I would definitely recommend coming here. It was gorgeous! The water was clear. The sand was white. Everyone was so friendly. We had the best vacation ever.

Thank aSheard
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We love this beach. It is so clean and has a great environment for the kids. I wish they wouldn't let the rental companies set up the chairs and tents as it takes away from the view and openness. Every time we go there is...More

2  Thank specialkaye1214
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

These beaches are crystal sugar white and the water is a beautiful emerald green/blue. This was out 1st vacation to Destin and will not be our last. Beautiful area with great places to shop, eat, play and enjoy yourself. Go check it out and write...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful soft white sand. Clear emerald water. This beach is on the Gulf side of Destin. More waves and more wildlife than the bayside. Bring goggles to see all the fish and crabs underneath you! Bring lots of Sunscreen and some drinks. Easy access from...More

1  Thank Rebekah R
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This beach had white sand and crystal clear water. So beautiful that we sat on the beach all day! Would go back in a heartbeat!

Thank Haylee D
Reviewed 23 July 2017

LOVE location proximity to Nantucket Rainbow Cottages. Clean beach, clear water. Chairs and umbrella available for rent, but liked to bring our own.

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Genuinely the most excellent beach & water on the Gulf of Mexico. Umbrellas & loung chairs are everywhere. Bring $$$ because watersports vendors are between every row of beach loungers. Pristine environ. Great people watching. Lots of sailboats :)

1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Not so fun if you are a beach comber like me, because the sand is pure white without shells. Shuffle your fee though, it makes a squeeky sound.

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This beach is just gorgeous. Beautiful emerald green water and white sandy beaches. Not over crowded with tourists and very relaxing and enjoyable. I will be going again next year. No more slumhole of myrtle beach.

Thank sheedy71
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Chairs are $45 a day minimum and no drinks available. The beach guy was irritable and said he would come back later and get our money ready.

Thank Kenneth P
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Questions & Answers
6 September 2017|
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Response from Kim S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but most days the waves are smaller and better for skim boarding & body boarding.
Paola C
19 July 2017|
Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a place right in front of crystal sands to rent chairs, paddle boards,kayacks and other stuff I'm sure.
14 July 2017|
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Response from klr1410 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can.