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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Siesta Key attractions like Crescent Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I had been there while in college and drug my unsuspecting family back down some 25 years later. Still as wonderful as when I first went. My wife no longer wants to go back to Destin, Seagrove or Oran...  more »
  • This beach is similar to Siesta beach which is more well-known. White, clean sand that is always cool. Slightly less crowded.  more »
  • Beautiful beach. Water is always calm and clear. Very soft white sand. The sand is always cool on your feet because it is so white. If you watch , may see some dolphins or a manatee swim by.  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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