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Nice beach !

Not as big as Siesta but some of the same white sand plus brown coarser shell mix. Very little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada

Hard to improve on what has been said. Silky white sand, beautiful ocean, no seaweed, and pretty... read more

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not as big as Siesta but some of the same white sand plus brown coarser shell mix. Very little parking and hard to find access point too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 777DanielG
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hard to improve on what has been said. Silky white sand, beautiful ocean, no seaweed, and pretty shells. Paradise.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carm18426
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach, tons of undamaged shells, and sand as fine as silk! Seriously, never saw a beach with the qualities as siesta key. I can't wait to vacation here again. The only complaint I had was that the weather wasn't cooperative to be able to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lynnmyrac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time we have visited Siesta Key. We are staying right on Crescent Beach. What a beautiful place. You can walk for a long time on gorgeous white sand! It has been busy but not annoyingly so. We have already made plans...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank grandmakate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. This is the forth Or fifth time in a few years we have visited and will be back again. And no we did not experience any Red Tide is here now hear people walked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Rich G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this beach. Often busy. Sadly red Tide has been a problem for over a year for Gulf Coast beaches from Naples to Tampa. Had been voted best beach in America for its quartz sand.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to Siesta Key. My preference on beach has always been Gulf beaches over Atlantic / Pacific. The sand at Siesta Key is the whitest and softest I've ever seen. Such a nice place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Go-OSUBucks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crescent beach is quieter than Siesta Key beach but just as beautiful. The sand is crystal white and the beauty abounds. Everything from seashells to natural habitat is available. Simply enjoyable!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maria H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit this beach regularly, it's our favorite on Siesta Key. It is well maintained, is never over-crowded and is delightful. Get there early in the morning and there are tons of sea-shells to pick up. The water is warm and there are very few...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to go here but parking is definitely an issue unless you go in the off season or before daylight in the morning.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Peg M
January 29, 2019|
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Response from J B | Reviewed this property |
Crescent Beach extends into SieataKey Beach. Together they are probably 3 miles in length. Often voted among World’s best beaches noted for the powdery consistency of the quartz show white sand.
July 19, 2018|
Response from tonipf |
No seaweed great beach
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Mortgageman9000 | Reviewed this property |
Not bad when I was there, but can change daily
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