Crescent Beach is a beautiful stretch of the Florida coast just south of St. Augustine. It gets its name from the natural shape on the coastline. The hard-packed sand lends itself to activities including beach bike rides, walks, frisbee, and volleyball.
Visitors can enjoy relaxing on the beach or a family outing or participating in a variety of water sports, like surfing, swimming, and boogie boarding, as well as boating from the marked public access points on A1A.
Crescent Beach is a small community with little commercial development. There are plenty of beach house rentals, condos, and cottages available here. Wooden decks and flyovers provide a safe access to the beach across the protected sand dunes.
Beach Access and Facilities
Minimal vehicle beach access is offered at the Crescent Beach Ramp on Cubbedge Road. A nominal access fee for driving on the beach is charged daily from March 1 through August 31, and then only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September. Visit here for more information. Rules for driving on the beach are clearly posted and are strictly enforced for the safety of beachgoers.
Horseback riding is allowed during designated times only with a special permit. More information is available here.
Beach access points for Crescent Beach are included in this interactive map.
Facilities available at Crescent Beach:
- Off-beach parking
- On-beach driving (for a fee from March to September)
- Picnic tables
- Lifeguards staffed seasonally
- Horseback riding with special permit (see above)
St. Johns County offers a free app with all the information visitors need to find their perfect beach. Search for "St. Johns County beaches" at the Apple store or Android marketplace to download the app.