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Crystal Sands Beach

Destin, FL
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Ocean was pretty. Tropical storm Cindy kind of ruined our fun. If love hunting sea shells this is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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The best beach we've seen on our travels so far, finr white sant, very clean, sparkling warm... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ocean was pretty. Tropical storm Cindy kind of ruined our fun. If love hunting sea shells this is not the beach for you.

Thank lacross213
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best beach we've seen on our travels so far, finr white sant, very clean, sparkling warm water, abundant wild life, Absolutley beatiful.

Thank Fred P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful sand and crystal clear water! What's not to love about this family friendly beach? Lifeguards patrol regularly.

Thank JustUsTwo0814
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beaches were pristine and always clean. The white sand was so inviting. It was not very crowded the week were were there (June 10-17).

Thank italianatheart2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very gorgeous beach. Was a 3 minute was from our cottage which was perfect!! My kids and I are loving it!!!

Thank Piercyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother rented a spot with chairs and an umbrella for the day from Twilight Beach Service. We left our stuff over the chair, went to lunch for about an hour, then my mother came back by herself - to find a "gentleman" and his...More

6  Thank seddiwy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several days on Crystal Sands Beach and it was just delightful. You might think you are in the Caribbean with the crystal clear water and sand as soft as sugar. My daughter was married on Crystal Sands Beach and it was a perfect...More

Thank Kellye M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is perfect, fine white sand, clean, turquoise water. Infrastructure? Almost no parking, no restrooms, almost no lifeguards, almost no shops/food/beverages...

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crystal Beach in Destin offers white flour like sand and clear emerald waters. There's no need to travel to the Caribbean when you can have it all here. Limited public access points are a positive if you're staying here and don't want a crowded beach....More

Thank Vagabond2be
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
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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