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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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  • August 14, 2017
    I have been going to Crescent Beach since 1980....I still marvel at the beauty of the beach when I first approach it every time. The sand is white quartz and NEVER hot to walk on....we get shells, the...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I have been going to Crescent Beach on Siesta Key for over 40 years! The sand is a fine white grain said to be 95% quartz. The beach is wide and gently sloping into the Gulf of Mexico. The water is us...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    You can't mention Crescent Beach and not rave about the white powder sand. If it weren't for the limited access you would not be able to set your blanket down on this beach, but for those that get thr...  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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