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About Crescent Beach

Take a relaxing vacation just a few miles from St Augustine at Crescent Beach. With white powdery sands and turquoise seas, this idyllic location is a suitable destination for those dreaming of a soothing getaway. Rent a property in Crescent Beach with FlipKey today by browsing our website.

About Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach is located on Anastasia Island. It earned its unique name from the shape of the shoreline with is shaped like a crescent moon. Take a trip here to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.

You may decide to sunbathe on the white sands, watch the sunset at dusk, or take a paddle in the crystal-clear waters. But one things for sure—this place is the definition of peace and quiet. Whether you're hoping to bring the kids, or simply take a romantic getaway, you won't find a more ideal destination than Crescent Beach.

On its 3.8 mile stretch of coastline, the beach is monitored for marine turtle research and nesting begins from November to May.

If you want to capture a wider scope of the surroundings, you may want to visit the lighthouse which provides a great viewing station to look out into the sea.

What to do in Crescent beach

If you're not one for lying around, the soft sand means it's a great destination to play beach volleyball. This is a great way to keep the family entertained. The beach is also known for its light waves which make for great surfing spots. It’s also great for bike rides as it has miles and miles of solid sand.

To catch a glimpse of local wildlife, you may decide to visit the nearby St Augustine Alligator Farm which is home to more than 2,700 alligators, crocodiles, lizards, monkeys and even birds. If you have little kids, there's also a small petting zoo where they can get up close and personal with pigs, horses and goats.

The town of St Augustine is just a couple of miles away. Full of history and culture, you'll spot ancient buildings, forts and museums which derive from the original Spanish settlement in 1672.

Top travel tips for Crescent Beach

One of the great aspects of Crescent Beach is that you can actually drive your car onto the beach, which makes for great access for children and the disabled who may struggle to walk far distances. The cost for parking is at a reasonable $6 per day.

Dogs are also allowed on the beach which is another rarity. But always ensure they are kept on a leash to avoid fines or charges.

The beach is shallow—so it’s perfect for kids—and snorkeling is another popular activity within the area. However, be aware of fisherman who throw their lines into the shallower waters.

Take a trip to Crescent Beach for the ultimate relaxation experience, away from the business of day-to-day life. Here, you will be surrounded by marine wildlife, the opportunity to take on water sports or, if you prefer, to do absolutely nothing!

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