Just north of Ocean Blvd and Beach Road, Crescent Beach includes the public beach of Siesta and extends southward to Point O’ Rocks. Of all the beaches in the U.S., Crescent Beach has been ranked… in the top 2… year after year. Beach access and limited parking can be found at the intersection of Beach road and Ocean Blvd. While an 800-car public parking facility is available at Siesta Beach. South of the Public Beach (Siesta Beach), resorts and high-rise condominiums lay claim to the shoreline with no public access available. Although Crescent Beach does not offer the lifeguards and concessions of Siesta Beach, it does share the same beautiful sand, and tranquil waters with a more relaxed solitary feel.
Best bet is to park at Siesta Beach and stroll north or south.
Resort properties at Crescent Beach feature private beaches with direct access to solitary, tranquil azure waters. Condominiums, villas, cottages and apartment efficiencies as well as motels offer rentals. Snowbirds and Europeans are the mainstay… so book early and enjoy your sojourn on this island paradise. RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS
DIRECTIONS: From Sarasota/Bradenton airport, go south on Tamiami Trail (US 41) to Siesta Drive. Turn right (west), go over drawbridge, bear left at traffic light, turn right at second traffic light. Park at Siesta Beach on the left and stroll north or south along Crescent Beach.
From I-75, Take exit #205, go west on Clark Rd., cross Tamiami Trail (US 41) over the Stickney Point drawbridge. Turn right (north) at traffic light. Go through second traffic light – Park at Siesta Beach on the left and stroll north or south along Crescent Beach.