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Crystal Sands Beach

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Gorgeous but get there early.

Sooooo beautiful...and for that reason you need to get there sooooo early. Parking fills up quick... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Gulfport, Mississippi
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cool place to sunbath

when the water is ok this is a graet beach to go on but bring chairs as to hire 2 chairs and a... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Luton, United Kingdom
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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
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

4  Thank Pauledwain
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This beach is clean and gorgeous. Soft white powder sand and emerald green water. For those who have not been, it is worth a visit. Public parking available, but very busy and challenging. Public restrooms and water facilites. There are lots of beach front condos...More

1  Thank PedroV586
Reviewed 6 July 2018

the beach is very clean and the sand is like powdered sugar. Water is so clear, and when you are in it, it's just like swimming in a pool with sand on the bottom and fish in it!!

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The beach is clean and the white sand is beautiful. The water is crystal clear, (maybe the reason for the name?) highly recommend this beach

2  Thank patricia9277
Reviewed 26 June 2018

When vacationing in Destin, I prefer Crystal Sands. Far less congested than other nearby areas. On the beach you are in paradise, but can quickly get to Walmart for supplies.

1  Thank AtlantaSocialite
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Convenient parking to the restrooms/shower. Pretty white sand and emerald waters! We brought our own umbrellas and chairs but they had a string of chairs with umbrellas all along the the beach. I enjoyed seeing the schools of fish in the water and sand ripples....More

3  Thank mcdjustme
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was our first trip to Destin and we were absolutely amazed. The sand is unbelievable only surpassed by the gorgeous water. I have been to several other countries and I have never seen anything like I saw here in Destin. I have booked another...More

2  Thank mrsrwhelihan
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Stayed in 314 B, panoramic view. Nice place with easy to work with owners. Condo is newly remodeled, clean. Owners return your calls/ text promptly. Very near publix and Walmart. I would definantly recommend.

5  Thank shale522
Reviewed 8 June 2018

There are no words to describe the beauty of this beach. We will only stay on this beach when we come to Destin because it is clean and not crowded! We stay in the low rise condominiums and that is just pure heaven.

4  Thank mom6201
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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
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