Siesta Key’s Crescent Beach in Sarasota, Florida

There are 8 miles of glorified beach in Sarasota ranked top in America and for good reason. The turquoise water along the Gulf Coast is always alluring – filled with frolicking dolphins and wading birds.

What’s different about this stretch is the sand, which is made of 99% quartz. It’s sugary white, stays cool under your toes, and is loaded with shells.

There are three distinct beaches in Siesta Key: Siesta, Turtle, and Crescent Beach. Siesta and Turtle have more amenities and therefore draw a larger crowd. While Crescent Beach [6490 Midnight Pass Rd Sarasota, FL 34242] is still quite popular, but has a more hidden gem feel. There is one narrow row of free parking down the alley way – get there early to grab a spot and enjoy the day.

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