Crescent Beach is the site of fantastic tans, warm romantic strolls, and brilliant sunsets; it's a magical spot to visit, and it's even better to live here.
Are you about to buy a waterfront home in Siesta Key, luxury condo, or other luxury real estate for sale in Sarasota? Take a moment to consider the luxury homes on the lush barrier islands along the southwest Florida coast by Sarasota. These inviting tropical islands are the setting for some of the most coveted and desirable homes anywhere.
They're also hugely popular destinations for vacationing, relocating, and retiring. Siesta Key, adjacent to Sarasota, is a dreamy escape and a verdant, tropical paradise with pure-white sandy beaches, plenty of sunshine, and some of the most desirable luxury homes, mansions, and exclusive real estate for sale anywhere. A Siesta Key address is an impressive testament to personal accomplishment and success.
Siesta Key also features several of the finest and most popular beaches and beach communities anywhere, along with unlimited recreational options for fishing and water sports, golf and tennis, and much more. The island's three well-known beaches -- Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and fabulous Siesta Beach, "The Best Beach in America" -- are popular, delightful, and offer something for everyone.
A Great Beach on Siesta Key
While Siesta Beach has gained fame around the world as America's Best Beach, Siesta Key residents and their guests know that Crescent Beach, immediately to the south of Siesta Beach, offers the same powdery, sugary-white sands, the same aqua-blue waters, and the same year-round average temperature of 73 degrees. It's the same Siesta Key magic. Yet Crescent Beach is somewhat less crowded and somewhat more secluded, making it a favorite for residents and in-the-know visitors. The sand is pure-white, powdery, and 99% quartz, free from bits of shell and coral. No seaweed shows you the tide line at Crescent Beach, and no shells wash up in the waves. Just smooth white sand, like magic. Crescent Beach doesn't offer the amenities -- lifeguards, concessions, or convenient parking -- found immediately north at Siesta Beach, but that's part of Crescent Beach's more natural appeal. A number of resort properties on Crescent Beach cater to vacationers; the mix of condos, villas, cottages, apartments, and single-family homes means that renters and property buyers enjoy a wide variety of residential beachfront options.
Crescent Beach sits on the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, stretching from Siesta Beach to Turtle Beach on Siesta Key. Point of Rocks, at the southern end of Crescent Beach, is a hugely popular spot with snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Crescent Beach is also perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing; rentals are available from a number of providers on Siesta Key. The beach is open to the public at no charge, 24 hours, 365 days a year. Sorry, no dogs are allowed on Crescent Beach. (But no problem; several nearby parks feature dog-friendly beaches.)