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Crescent Beach

Siesta Key, FL
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Siesta Key
Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Swimming
Description: A small beach just outside Sarasota.
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southwestern virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

White sand and blue water. A little crowded last week but everyone was friendly. Found lots of shells.

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We have searched the world over for the best beach and found it in Crescent Beach on Siesta Key. We spend a lot of time at beaches and can honestly say that this beach is the best all round beach that we have ever seen. The sand is made of quartz making it very unique. It is pure white .I... More

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the nearby Tropical Beach Resorts and had an incredible vacation stay utilizing the Crescent Beach every day. The sand is so soft and never hot - you can walk bare foot on it at any time of day and for hours. There are many families and a mix of adults but everyone was very polite and respectful... More

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Ballston Spa, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at the Palm Bay Beach resort and to walk out on to that BEAUTIFUL white sand beach was breath taking. the sand was so white and and clean. People there were so friendly..

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Lovely beach, that in June, did not have too many people. Very family friendly with people just having fun. Nice white sand.

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Brookeville, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Crescent Beach is a fabulous beach - the sand is NEVER hot!! And rubbed between the fingers, the sand feels like talcum powder. (One has to go out very early to find decent shells, which vary from day to day.) The beach is nicely kept and a pleasure to walk or build a sand castle. Have never been on a... More

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Highland, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While in Siesta Key we wanted to explore the different beaches and wanted to try Crescent Beach this beach was hard to find we drove around for at least 30 min trying to find Crescent Beach then the parking was not great it was a tight little lot. walking to the beach the sand was hot. There was a ton... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Many, Many memories have been given to us on this beach, the hotels around and condo's are older yet in decent shape. Nothing on Siesta Key is run down like in other area's such as Ft. Myers Beach. Great place for small shells and a nice place to enjoy the sunset!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We booked to stay at crescent beach following much research on trip advisor and official American websites. Although the sand is the most amazing shade of white I've ever seen, there's a lot of seaweed in the sea, and the crowds?!!!! On all the pictures we saw during our research, we never saw one with SO many people on it!!... More

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Probably the best sand of any beach I have been to, including most of the Caribbean Islands. It's like talcum powder and never gets hot to walk on. Not the cleanest water I have ever seen, but hey, it's the Gulf. And it does get pretty crowded. But all in all, a good beach.

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