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Sun, sand and tennis

One of the finest beaches in the world. We go every year to play tennis and enjoy the fine... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
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Cool Beach Sand!!

Really, it is not hot to walk on this unusual sand. We stay on the beach whenever we go to Florida... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Topeka, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the finest beaches in the world. We go every year to play tennis and enjoy the fine restaurants. If you have never been to crescent beach in Siesta Key, you should!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kc3445
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really, it is not hot to walk on this unusual sand. We stay on the beach whenever we go to Florida, and it is the BEST beach in the US.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lj3efird
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stay at the Captiva, this is our place to enjoy the Gulf. It is a wonderful view and not as expansive as the pubic beach. Also great for suset photos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FloridaMeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay on this beach since it is much quieter than the public siesta key bch. And just love the SAND!!!!!!!!! And bird watching!!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Cosmopolitan48043
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to beat the beaches on Siesta Key. The sand is like sugar, the water is warm, and the people are chill.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank xsfritz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crescent Beach is just a little further south on the key from Siesta Beach. The beach is wide with lovely white sand like talcum powder. If you want to white sand but don't want the crowds of Siesta Beach, just go a little south.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gl0baltraveler
Reviewed October 13, 2018

My family completely enjoys the warm Gulf water and the soft, white sand. No burned feet here! This is our favorite beach in Florida, we can't wait to come back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandy M
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Visited here 30 years ago. Still a beautiful town and beach, but a bit more crowded. Sunny and cooler days, many restaurants and great walking.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kawp424
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We were so looking forward to spending time on the beach but with the dead fish and horrid smell from the bacteria even walking the beach was not enjoyable. I hope to come back when we can actually spend time in the ocean.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank robbk562
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This is our last night here in Siesta Key. We always stay at a condo on Crescent beach which is the private beach part of Siesta key public beach. Much less crowded. We never do much in the ocean except cool off. We were here...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Douglas K
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from Mortgageman9000 | Reviewed this property |
Not bad when I was there, but can change daily
July 16, 2018|
Response from dueeast49 | Reviewed this property |
No. There was no seaweed in the water when we were there. Nice water.
Travel Forum Posts
Crescent Siesta Key (6 Replies)
What do you guys think of Crescent Siesta Key ? Nice ? Location ? Looking at a 3 BR rental.
August 23, 2011|
Response fromsunfun91344|
You will not be dissapointed. Siesta Key Beach No 1. Crescent beach is the same beach but Private and accessible by renting from a condo. Siesta Key Beach is crowded during season but close to the Village. I like private beach with a short drive or cab or Johnies Beach rides;
Syracuse, Indiana
wheelchair access (3 Replies)
Does anyone know of a condo with wheelchair access and roll in shower on or near Crescent Beach?
January 01, 2014|
Response fromkbrown9|
thank you. this one is booked all winter. but i will look for more like this.
Columbus, Ohio
Crescent Villas, Crescent Beach (3 Replies)
We are renting a condo the third week in June, does anyone know anything about the Crescent Beach area such as attractions, restaurants, shopping? Thanks.
May 10, 2007|
Response fromhart1|
Barefoot Landing, Restaurant Row, Tanger Outlets, Colonial Mall, Wal-Mart, Crescent Beach is good location in NMB