Bay Beach (Crystal Beach)

The south coast of Canada

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

Bay Beach (also known as Crystal Beach)

Bay Beach visitors will now have the ability to purchase day passes to Bay  Beach online, weeks or months in advance. This will help secure a spot on the beach before it hits capacity limit.Visitors will also have the option of paying for parking at a physical machine (coin or credit only) or paying by way of mobile app or online.The capacity limit of Bay Beach is (1700). Resident and Commercial pass holders will be able to access the beach regardless of capacity levels.The Bay Beach day pass fees are $5 (Monday to Thursday) and  $10 per person (Friday to Sunday, including holidays). Children 12 years and under are now free for both resident season passes and day passes.

For up to date information on Crystal Beach / Bay Beach please visit or call  905-871-1600


It is a great place to:
  • relax
  • swim
  • indulge in water-related activities
  • enjoy waterfront nightlife consisting of local restaurants & bars
People from all over Ontario as well as Western New York frequent the beach during summer.
The area around the beach is home to a community of about 4,000 people. Crystal Beach and the waterfront property have been popular for a very long time.
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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
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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 6 things to do in Crystal Beach


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You have to pay per head and also then Parking will be additional 15$ . I use to go here when my kids were small and it was free then . Parking use to cost 3$ or 5 $ . Now paying this much definitely...


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Nice beach.Been going for yearsThe recent changes made were understandable.Howver, somewhat pricey when you add up beach parking and admittance fee for a not very long stretch of beach with no...


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This was a horrible experience. Having to pay for parking and per person is absolutely ridiculous. Most people go to the beach to have fun and enjoy what ever they bring ! There are too many...

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