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Crystal Sands Beach

Destin, FL
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Nice beach, little parking, no bathrooms

Nice beach but hard to find parking. There were a few showers but no public bathrooms. The water is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Clean White Sands

Very peaceful and quiet beach. Clean white sands, clear water, peaceful and wonderful visit... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Esther M
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11 - 20 of 342 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach but hard to find parking. There were a few showers but no public bathrooms. The water is not clear there, kinda muddy

1  Thank civilgrad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very peaceful and quiet beach. Clean white sands, clear water, peaceful and wonderful visit. Private access.

Thank Esther M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Our condo was just across the street from this oasis! The beach was clean, inviting and stunning :) We couldn't keep our kiddos out of the water!

Thank Krystal S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Cool water, clean white sand, lots of people, including college people. Enjoyed my time there. Did feel a little crowded. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Must go to destination. Absolutely breathtaking! Water is beautiful and the sand is cold. Great place.

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Its clean and clear.very clear water and people are alwayz in jokky mood.no publics restrokms were seen by me

Thank Subhajit B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I love the Caribbean and love Cancun. That white sandy beach, soft sand.... but alas, that is what we found in Destin only the sand was cooler and frankly, whiter and softer! While I still love traveling to other countries this is now a frequent...More

1  Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I went to the beach because I really needed to get my mind clear. The beach was the most amazing place I have been to so far. I am originally from California. This tops it with the white sand and the clear blue water. I...More

1  Thank lb762017
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a beautiful beach a little less crowded than the mid Destin area. There are many condos on the gulfside as well as restaurants and shopping. Located minutes to the Silver Sands outlet mall and SanDestin Baytowne.

Thank Lori E
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Clean, fresh , plentiful white sand. The most relaxing experience ever. Plenty of beach to go around

1  Thank Rev.. James W. S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
MayLee H
What's the difference between Henderson and Crystal sands ?
9 June 2017|
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Response from SaraAntonLargo | Reviewed this property |
Hi MayLee! Henderson beach belongs to Henderson State Park, and, being a protected environment, it requires the payment of a fee: Admission Fee: $6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant... More
HELPP!! ok so my family and I planned to go to Destin on Friday and stay till Saturday of next week but I was looking at the weather and it says it supposed to rain that WHOLE WEEK! I really don't know what to do I'm so upset this will ruin everything I just wanna have fun with my family :(
7 June 2017|
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Response from Esther M | Reviewed this property |
I would plan for both inside & outside activities. There are plenty of restaurants and shops where you could go and do things indoors. I know it's stinky when it rains & you can't spend time at the beach, but hopefully... More
Dog friendly
30 April 2017|
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Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
In many places along the Emerald Coast, dogs are NOT permitted. Many beaches that allow dogs require a permit and have specific hours. And... they rarely let visitors get permits. I know, because I have tried!! However... More