Bella Vida by Letty

Crescent Beach on Anastasia Island Florida

Crescent Beach

I found my new favorite beach and it’s called Crescent Beach located on Anastasia Island in Florida near St. Augustine.  One of the reasons I travel are the unexpected surprises.  Plan as much or as little as you like but you never really know what you might find or see.  I’ve found so many interesting places because of a small sign or just because I curious to see what was at the end of a dirt road.

Crescent Beach

On our trip to St. Augustine one of our stops was at Fort Matanzas which is located on Anastasia Island.  I had been to St. Augustine before but I hadn’t taken this particular route.  We merged onto old A1A via the beautiful little town of Palm Coast, where pretty houses are tucked away behind large moss draped trees and bright green flora.

Crescent Beach

Approaching Anastasia my eyes feasted on the lovely colors of the beach houses perched up high on the sand blocking the view of the water.  The area is known for its preserved sand dunes.  Once you get close to the bridge that crosses to Anastasia you can see miles water on either side.  It was a holiday weekend so the place was crowded with beach goers, fishermen and women and lots of boats parked on the sandbar while their passengers splashed and played in the water.  St. Augustine’s beaches are such a beautiful sight.

Crescent Beach

I really like Crescent beach because it’s shallow for miles and has super soft compacted sand.  Another special feature are the sand dunes.  They are so beautiful I just had to stop and dip my toes in the water.  This is one of the few areas where vehicles are allowed to drive unto the sand.  Be careful though, you don’t want to get stuck.

We entered Crescent Beach at the entrance which is directly across Fort Matanzas.  There are no showers or bathrooms at this beach.  You can find bathrooms across the street at the Forts visitors center.  This is one place I will revist.

Crescent Beach

Have you been to Anastasia Island?

Have you fallen in love with a beach?

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“Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.” George Sand

“I was surprised, as always, be how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” Jack Kerouac (On the Road)

“Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown -even when we don’t want to and when we think we don’t need to.” Paulo Coelho

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