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Crescent Beach, Siesta Key

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Crescent Beach features cool sand and calm waters. To reach this beach just outside Sarasota, you can take shuttles from the surrounding areas. Because of the distance from town, the beach is rarely crowded. The beach is 3.2 km (2 mi) long and quite wide, so you'll have plenty of space for lounging, playing frisbee, flying a kite, or searching for sand dollars. Note that Crescent Beach is often confused with the nearby Siesta Key Beach, which is less remote. Bring along a towel, umbrella, and drinking water to avoid the long walk to the shops near Siesta Key Beach. Use our Siesta Key online holiday planner to arrange your visit to Crescent Beach and other attractions in Siesta Key.
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  • Visiting friends who had a rental right on the beach. It is a wonderful beach. The sand is absolutely white and extremely fine quartz. It is like powder. The beach is wide and clean. Not much in the w...  more »
  • Amazing beach- quiet and low key. We walked for miles, and people love to walk, run and ride bikes along the sand. The views of the Gulf are unmatched. There is no better beach for collecting shells. ...  more »
  • We are very familiar with beaches on the Atlantic Ocean side of Florida. We decided to visit the Gulf Coast for a week. It was chilly since it was January. We had a couple good days to be in our bathi...  more »

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Where to stay in Siesta Key

Most of the accommodations in Siesta Key are in the northern part of the key. Here you'll find vacation rentals in condominiums and townhouses, as well as a few hotels and bed and breakfasts near the sand. This part of Siesta Key provides convenient access to both the expansive town beach and to the city of Sarasota. Moving down the key, you'll come to quieter Turtle Beach and a smattering of cottages, bed and breakfasts, and small hotels.
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