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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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  • Crystal clear, mostly private for visitors to the condos/villas and simply perfection. Annual trip for my family for many years! You don’t need to travel to any Caribbean island for incredible water.....  more
    Crystal clear, mostly private for visitors to the condos/villas and simply perfection. Annual trip for my family for many years! You don’t need to travel to any Caribbean island for incredible water.....  more »
  • The hotels on this beach refuse to pay to have it cleaned. Neighboring hotels have clean beaches. It is the most disgusting beach I have ever seen! Much worse than the Hudson River in NYC! 
    The hotels on this beach refuse to pay to have it cleaned. Neighboring hotels have clean beaches. It is the most disgusting beach I have ever seen! Much worse than the Hudson River in NYC!  more »
  • The title says it all. In my experience there is no beach better in the country. The only on that comes close is the beach at Tourist Park in Munising, Michigan 
    The title says it all. In my experience there is no beach better in the country. The only on that comes close is the beach at Tourist Park in Munising, Michigan  more »
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  • Crescent Beach ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beach in Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, USA Sylvia 3⭐️= average/good To visit this beach you need to be staying or living in one Siesta condos, houses or hotels on this side if the island. There is no parking available just to visit Crescent. You’ll have to go to Siesta Beach to park. This beach is full of walkers mostly in the morning but all day long there are thousands of people walking. Each of the beach front properties are flagged off for their guests. You can bring your own chair if you’re staying across the street and sit waters edge. Remember to check the tides schedule for best time to go out. Red Tide (the algae bloom caused by chemical spills) is usually between April & November, smells like a toilet if wind is blowing toward the gulf, it’s ok. Look up Red Tide Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for latest guidance. The plus of this beach the most beautiful sunsets and a great place if you like to pick up a shell or two as a souvenir. Good for families and adults of all ages.
  • Crescent Beach has the finest sand that feels so soothing as you walk on it. The beach spans for miles and has so much space that it doesn’t feel crowded. There are options for kayaking and fishing. There is a trolley that you can use to quickly get to the village where there are shops and restaurants. I absolutely love it here for a peaceful and relaxing day. ☀️🙂
  • Beautiful beach. Great sand so it’s not too hot and facing the right direction to catch sunset. While there is a small public access, it’s mostly for private access from the nearby condos as there is no public bathrooms and limited parking.
  • One of my favorite beaches. Just so beautiful and the sand is so soft! The best place to find the most perfect shells too
  • We've been coming to this area for years now. Seems like the famous beach north of this one has gotten drastically more popular since the last time we were here. I'm glad we ended up here in Crescent beach. There are many benefits. 1. It's a shorter walk to the water. 2. The water is calmer. 3. No incline or decline to get into water. 4. Less people. There's only one bad thing in my book. I'm not going to deduct stars but the ditch drainage/street water drainage comes out on the beach and makes pools. I'm not sure if that's normal or what but it kind of grossed me out. Still didn't take away the beauty.

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