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.
2021 Update
Bay Beach (also known as Crystal Beach)
Bay Beach is open to the general public. Beach capacity restrictions will be put in place (2000 maximum) to allow for proper physical distancing. To access the beach, beachgoers will be required to present one of three 2021 Bay Beach passes (resident, commercial or day). Beach entry will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis, and proof of residency will not be required when entering Bay Beach. Beachgoers are encouraged to review beach rules and the real-time beach capacity tracker before heading to Bay Beach. Visit https://baybeach.forterie.cafor more information.
For up to date information on Crystal Beach / Bay Beach please visit https://www.forterie.ca/pages/BayBeachAdmissionParkingRules 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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Crystal Beach, ON L2A 6E2, Canada

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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Crystal Beach

Y8305UZallisonm

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Kick out all the racist white people and the beach would be a better place provide more areas for parking to avoid said racist white lobsters

Krizzy03

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I like that it's controlled but it xan be too much and in the wrong areas. You can't even get a small can of beer in but the whole place stinks of weed. Security can be disrespectful & inconsiderate...

Ranjitatwal30

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What a horrible experience ! No tents or even half sized shelters allowed. No BBQs allowed. Plus $15 parking with $5/person entry fee for a small beach restricted by private property on both...

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