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Butler Beach Access

Butler beach is a very small community of a few thousand people located several miles south of Saint Augustine Beach on Highway A1A. Cars are allowed to drive on the beach and there is a beach ramp here. Not a lot of high-rise hotels or resorts here, but there are plenty of beach houses. A healthy dune field protects the beach houses from the pounding surf and high tides. This is a nice little uncrowded access with dune walkovers.

 
 

Above: the beach access dune walkover at Butler Beach.


Above: looking north toward Saint Augustine Beach.

 

Above: low tide on Butler Beach. Good beach driving conditions.

Crescent Beach Access

Crescent Beach is a beach town located between Butler Beach and Matanzas Inlet.  It also sports a most conveniently located beachfront restaurant called the "South Beach Grill," situated between the off-beach parking lot and the beach driving ramp. It is the colorful building to the left of the ramp in the photo below. This was a very busy ramp the day we visited because the Butler Beach driving ramp was closed that day.

Don't confuse this "Crescent Beach" on the Atlantic with the "Crescent Beach" on Siesta Key on the Gulf Coast. They are two separate beaches with the same name.


Above: cars coming down the beach ramp onto Crescent Beach.


Above: obeying the beach rules can keep you safe and out of trouble.

 

Above: the dune walkover onto Crescent Beach on the Atlantic Ocean.

Above: wouldn't you like to live in one of these beach homes with a private walk to the beach?

Above: I don't care for having cars on the beach, but it is a fact of life on much of Florida's Atlantic Coast.

Above: a relaxed Saturday morning at Crescent Beach.

Above: the South Beach Grill in Crescent Beach, right next to the beach access.