Bay Beach (Crystal Beach)

The south coast of Canada

A popular summer destination, Bay Beach in Fort Erie, draws in visitors who come here for a day or even a lengthy stay.

Bay Beach has a vast sandy area with beautiful clear water where locals and visitors can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Bay Beach has undergone extensive renovations to provide an accessible and modern beach facility for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. Features include:
·        state-of-the-art washroom facility (complete with lockers, change rooms and a water bottle filling station)
·        playground donated by the Ridgeway Lions Club
·        pavilion
·        festival square for community events
·        accessible ramp down to the beach
·        beach mats to provide access to the water’s edge
·        viewing deck that extends over the beach

Admission information: https://www.forterie.ca/pages/BayBeachAdmissions
Parking Information: https://www.forterie.ca/pages/BayBeachParking
Or call 905-871-1600

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History of Crystal Beach

Back in the day, it was a major tourist attraction due to the presence of the Crystal Beach Amusement Park. The amusement park was a place that tourists visited time and again for more than a 100 years–from 1888 to 1989. It had exciting roller coaster thrills and all kinds of other rides to many eager visitors.
Besides the beach & amusement park, the area was an entertainment hotspot with its
  • grand hotels
  • restaurants
  • concerts
  • dance halls
The Crystal Beach Tennis & Yacht Club now stands at the site of the amusement park.
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Activities for the Entire Family

Today, the beach and the waterfront area continue to attract visitors with its varied activities. While weekdays are less crowded, weekends are busy with visitors looking to unwind. It is a great place for families with children, as well as groups, to spend time during summer.
There are a ton of special activities in the area all through the season:
  • Swim in the clear waters of Lake Erie
  • Enjoy a water sport
  • Relax with your family & friends around a picnic table
  • Savour a drink at one of the bars
  • Go shopping in the lovely boutique shops in the area
All you need to do is land up at the beach and have a good time!
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4155 Erie Rd
Crystal Beach, ON
L0S 1N0

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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Crystal Beach

KiwiFan17

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Visiting in the offseason equals free parking and free admission. Nice spot to beachcomb quietly in November. Saw a few locals walking their dogs on the beach, which is perfectly normal for a space...

Exploration598709

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We will never go back to the crystal beach. There is an entry fee $10 each person in the weekend plus expensive parking fee. And you can't BBQ, can't use tent, you can only use umbrella.

nitsadiakofare

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I love Bay Beach. We love Crystal Beach. So much that we bought a cottage. It’s shallow for kids. Clean. Clear. Best sunset. Nice sand. You need to pay to enter. I like that security monitors it...

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