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My entire family loves Destin. There is so much to do & see.

So many places to go w/or without children. Crystal Sands Condo's are right on the beach. They... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Eileen E
Avoid Destin if you own a dog... it’s look but don’t touch on the beaches

We rented a house here while looking to purchase a winter home. To our surprise dogs are not... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Nomad314
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

So many places to go w/or without children. Crystal Sands Condo's are right on the beach. They are very clean and comfortable. It's in the center of all the Attractions & Eatery's. Very Convenient! There was a child in the unit above us running around,...More

11  Thank Eileen E
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We rented a house here while looking to purchase a winter home. To our surprise dogs are not allowed on the beach and there is not even a designated dog section. Just flat out not allowed. While I understand the potential concerns while we stayed...More

1  Thank Nomad314
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We always take a trip over New Years to the panhandle with my mom and aunt. We stay here on the ground floor looking out sliding glass doors to the beach. The condo’s Are nice and clean and well stocked and furnished. There are not...More

1  Thank cyclgrlka
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The sun was shining, the warm breeze was blowing, the white sand was cool, and the emerald waves were lapping the sand. It was just G O R G E O U S!!! Everyday, we walked on the beach. It was just beautiful.

1  Thank Mamaof4littleones
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

So beautiful- the sandy white sand, clear emerald sea. The waves were not to rough, which would've been perfect for swimming but sadly we visited when it was cold; we were looking forward to sunbathing and swimming on the beautiful beach.

Thank 04TSAB
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed across the road and walked down and swam at the beach. It is beautiful - unbelievable. Would liked to have spent longer there - drove the coast road from Tallahassee to New Orleans. This area was a great stop-off, our favourite. Beach here...More

Thank Jason F
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I've been to beaches in Florida, Jamaica, Maui and the Caymans and Crystal Sands Beach was right up there. We have family on the east coast of Florida, otherwise this would be our new go-to for spring break and beach trips!

3  Thank tryingtohaveitall
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Rented a condo on the beach. Clean white sand, clear water, not very rough surf. Just lounged on the beach everyday and fished. Went out to eat once a day. Don't go here unless you want to hang out on a perfect beach. There isn't...More

2  Thank a l
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

beautiful and the sunsets were even better. It was quiet. not a lot of people. There was wedding on the beach and couple of other gatherings, but it was so peaceful.

Thank Elaine L
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We only stopped here on our drive for one night. Luckily our hotel was only one block off the beach. The crystal sand is simply impressive. The beach was clean as well.

1  Thank Stefan B
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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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rgraham3721
5 April 2018|
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Response from Renee D |
It is not walking distance. About 5 miles west just before you cross the bridge to go over to Ft Walton. Well worth the drive, depending on traffic maybe 10-15 min
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