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Crescent Beach Park FL
Crescent Beach Park FL was not a stop that we planned to make when we left home. But the places we planned to visit weren’t open yet since we left so early.
I saw the sign for Crescent Beach Park on the way to our first stop and I thought it would be a great places to watch the sun rise. Boy was I right! What a beautiful sun rise we got to see that day. It was the perfect way to start a road trip, if you ask me.
While it wasn’t on our Roadtrippers itinerary, it ended up being one of my favorite memories of this road trip. It also ended up being my favorite way to start a vacation day! I’ll have to plan more opportunities for sunrise on the beach during future trips.
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About Crescent Beach Park FL
Located at 6930 A1A S. in St. Augustine, Crescent Beach Park FL got it’s name from the crescent shape of the beach. The beach is tucked between St. Augustine’s touristy area and Matanzas Inlet, slightly off the beaten path which is what makes it so attractive in my opinion.
Locals love this beach because the parking is convenient, it doesn’t get so congested, and the beach wide and fairly quiet. This white sand beach is located in a more residential area helping to keep it quiet and more family friendly.
We didn’t stay here for very long as it was just our first stop on a long drive. But for those who want to stay awhile and kick back on the beach, there are a few hotels and house rentals nearby that have some pretty amazing views of the beach.
Second Visit to Crescent Beach Park FL
Shortly after our Washington DC trip in 2015, my parents bought a house and moved to Puerto Rico to retire there. As a result, my son and I were about to spend our first holiday season without family.
I decided that it was time to start making our own memories and traditions for the holidays. So, on Thanksgiving Day that same year, my son and I went back to St. Augustine to visit Fort Matanzas and Mission of Nombre de Dios since we missed them on the DC trip.
After we visited both of those places… successfully this time, we decided to head back to Crescent Beach Park to hang out for a little while. The beach was almost completely empty and just as gorgeous as ever. My son did play in the water a little bit but not too much. The surf was a little rough that day so we didn’t stay too long or go out too deep. It was a real nice time at the beach.
We literally only stayed here to watch the sun rise the first time. It was beautiful. This beach has definitely been added to my list of favorite beaches in Florida. We even went back one day for one of our day trips. It was very cool being pretty much the only people on the beach both times too.
I’d highly recommend this stop. Have you been there? I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Please drop a few lines in the comments box below and let me know how your visit went.
In the meantime, safe travels!
Written by Kris M.
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