Crescent Bay is a large cove about ¼ mile in length. It is located where Cliff Drive intercepts North Coast Highway. The beach is a sandy stretch with rocky areas at the north and south ends. Off the north point there is a large rock about 120 yards offshore called Seal Rock because of the seals and sea lions that take refuge there. Note: Rocks may be closed on both north and south end due to high tide and/or large or dangerous surf conditions, making tide pools inaccessible.