Once over the Stickney Point Rd Bridge, beach goers are brought merely feet away from the stunning viwes of Crescent Beach. Hidden behind a series of Gulf front lined condominiums, Crescent is the tranquil and serine public beach just south of the world famous Siesta Key beach. Parking is limted but there are two main beach accesses residents and visitors can utilize to reach the powdery white quartz sand.
SIESTA KEY’S “OTHER” WHITE-SAND BEACH
Immediately west of Sarasota, Siesta Key is a semi-tropical barrier island with abundant sunshine and several of North America’s most widely-acclaimed beaches and beach communities.
While Siesta Beach is often acknowledged as America’s Top Beach, a lot of locals (and a few visitors too) know that south of Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach also offers the same powdery, pure-white sands, the same azure-blue waters, and the same year-round average temperature of 73 degrees. Crescent Beach doesn’t have the amenities, the lifeguards, the concessions, or the parking, but that’s its appeal. Crescent Beach is a bit less crowded and a bit more secluded, so it’s favored by a high percentage of residents and informed visitors. And it’s only a brief walk to the popular Crescent Beach Grocery, which has served the community for more than 60 years. That’s where you can see historical photographs of Siesta Key and purchase beach supplies while enjoying the Grocery’s legendary homemade sandwiches.
The sands at Crescent Beach are 99% quartz, sparkling and sugary-white, with a soft, powdery texture. Thousands of ago, the quartz washed south, entirely free of coral and shell pieces, from the Appalachians to the Gulf Coast.
Crescent Beach sits on the west side of Siesta Key on the Gulf of Mexico, extending from Siesta Beach south to Turtle Beach. Point of Rocks, at the southern end of Crescent Beach, is popular with snorkeling, scuba, and diving buffs. It’s also ideal for kayaking and canoeing; rentals are available from several rental services on Siesta Key. Crescent Beach is ideal for birding, shell collecting, contemplative walks or romantic strolls, and colorful, dramatic sunsets.
The beach is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year; admission is free. For the convenience and safety of everyone, no pets or glass containers are allowed on Crescent Beach.
It’s an authentic Florida treasure, and it’s just one of the reasons why so many homebuyers choose to purchase luxury homes or condos on Siesta Key. With its mix of resort properties, stylish condominiums, charming villas and cottages, apartments, and single-family luxury homes, prospective buyers considering purchasing real estate in Crescent Beach enjoy the widest variety of options.