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Crystal Sands Beach

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kelli O
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Denison, Texas
nice place to hang out

great beach, water is nice very clear. beach is clean you can rent an umbrella and chairs if... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joe G
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“clear water”(20 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Petra J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always wondered if the sand was really that white or if it was photoshopped... it was indeed that color you see in the photos. It's so white it's hard to look at. It also squeaks when you walk thru it. It's weird. The water...More

2  Thank Lance K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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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