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Siesta Beach, Siesta Key

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
Noted for its wide stretch of white sand, Siesta Beach is lapped by the calm Gulf of Mexico waters. Located just minutes from Sarasota, the beach features public restrooms, snack bars, picnic shelters, gazebos, volleyball courts, and showers. The powdery sand never gets too hot for a walk, so you can intersperse your dips in the gentle waves with long walks along the water's edge. Lifeguards patrol the beach all year, every day of the week, making this one of the safest spots for visitors of all ages and swimming abilities. Parking can become a challenge as the day goes on. Put Siesta Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Siesta Key holiday planner.
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  • They had a few public entrances to the beach. I guess the one we picked out was not one of the great ones. There were no public restrooms near by. No concessions around or life guards but it is off se...  read more »
  • Nice white sand that is quartz based! Plenty of beach parking. Places to use restrooms. Plenty of food places to eat. What a nice place to visit! 
  • recommend me it and I do not regret having gone. Ideal for a few quiet days, the sand and the water are a pleasure.
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  • Absolute serenity. This is by far the most beautiful and the best vacation spot I have ever experienced. You can come here and get away from it all and loose yourself in it's beautiful atmosphere. I highly recommend this beach for a wonderful vacation you will always remember.
  • My favorite Beach I have ever been to. The sand is like fine grained flour. It's a beautiful spot. Obviously there are times when there are many many people there. Because it was named the best beach in the world at least two years in a row. But it's worth the trip.
  • I come from Long Island, where there are beaches in every direction. I have never truly experienced a beach until I came to Siesta Beach. It's the softest sand, it's huge, and you're allowed to bring alcohol and drink it there as long as it's not in a glass container. Very clean, too, which is impressive. They have drum circles every Sunday at Sunset. I like to go to those and then head into town when it's dark.
  • This beach is absolutely gorgeous! The sand is white and crunches like snow. It's cold to walk on too! Typically the water is flawless! Very packed though so hopefully you don't mind sharing space with people because there are a ton of people. And get here early to find a parking spot!
  • The best beach in the area. New renovated parking place and utilities space. Beach is very clean and nice clean water as well. It is crowded on weekends so you may have to search for 5 mins for a parking space but you will get it as peoplw are coming and going all the time. Sunday evening around 5 pm a drum circle show starts on beach so you can stay and watch that.
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