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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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  • Beautiful beach, lovely restaurants, in Siesta Key Village and in St Almonds Circle in nearby Sarasota. National parks such as Myakka State Park and Fort De Soto are both within driving distance and B...  more »
  • A good beach great sand and a beautiful sea. Can be a little busy at times getting more popular than ever.  more »
  • We stayed at a resort on this beach. The sand is beautiful and there is an abundance of shells! We really enjoyed riding the waves on a float. The waves were gentle several days we were there and the ...  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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