Crystal Beach features spectacular sandy beaches, the cool, clear waters of Lake Erie, wonderful nearby dining options and watersport opportunities galore. Long one of Fort Erie's favorite tourist attractions, the beach draws thousands throughout the summer months from across Niagara, Western New York and as far as the Greater Toronto Area. Visitors can go for a swim, lounge on the white sand, go sailing on Point Abino Bay, or go fishing. Located next to the boat launch is the Waterfront Park, where facilities include a picnic pavilion; playground on the water’s edge; scenic views of Lake Erie; as well as restroom facilities and parking.

Sherkston Shores

Enjoy the sunshine on the sandy shores of Sherkston Shores and indulge in a leisurely dip in the welcoming waters of Lake Erie. Seven kilometres of clean sandy beach highlight one of North America's largest campground sites. A giant water slide, mini golf, tennis, picnic groves, water sport rentals assure you'll never get bored.

Spend the day, the weekend or the whole summer at Long Beach Conservation Area on Lake Erie. With 225 serviced and unserviced campsites and a beautiful sandy beach, there’s plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy summer. Fish, play soccer ball, horseshoes, baseball, or just enjoy your picnic while the children swim or play on the playground. The abundant beach shoreline is Long Beach’s main attraction. The sand and pebble beach is a natural playground for those who swim, sunbathe, fish, sailboard or jet-ski. Visitors can stroll the shoreline or open a lawn chair in the shade to enjoy nature’s air-conditioner – the great Lake Erie breeze!

Nickel Beach

Nickel Beach is where Lake Erie water meets more than a mile of white sand providing great windsurfing, swimming and sunbathing. Picnic areas along with restroom facilities and volleyball courts provide visitors with a natural recreation facility. Nature lovers will be interested in exploring the sand dune formations and Carolinian Forest. The public beach area contains shady picnic areas and unsupervised swimming. This unique beach is home to the Fowler Toad, a protected species.

Centennial Beach

With a 300 foot shoreline, Centennial Beach provides playing fields, tennis courts, and public washrooms. Located at the southern end of Cedar Bay Road, off Highway #3 on the east side of the canal.  

Bernard Beach

Located at the end of Bernard Ave. Offers public parking and 66 feet of beachfront.

Crescent Beach

Considered a “quiet oasis”, it is located on the Friendship Trail at the end of Crescent Road. Offers public parking and 66 feet of beachfront.


Located along the Niagara Boulevard between Queen Street and Bertie Street. Riverwalk offers majestic views of the Peace Bridge and the Niagara River. Relax in a grassy park overlooking the river, enjoy lunch on an outdoor patio backing onto Riverwalk, or attend a concert or community event on a summer evening.

Read more at Town of Fort Erie.

Waverly Beach Park

Waverly Beach is located along the Friendship Trail at the end of Helena Street at Edgemere Road. Offers public parking and washrooms.

Lake Erie Waterfront Access Points

In addition to the above mentioned waterfront parks, a variety of public Lake Erie waterfront access points are available. 

For more information, visit Town of Fort Erie.

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