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Siesta Beach, Siesta Key

(4.7/5 based on 5,500+ 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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  • Sand as white as the snow that never gets hot to walk on and a beautiful golf shore that on many occasions you can enjoy watching a dolphin or two go by topped off by a spectacular sunset. Watch for t...  more »
  • Awesome beach. The sand if beautiful. Public parking is nearby. Plenty of room to find a spot. Great place for family or by yourself.  more »
  • Always considered the # 1 beach in America. Huge range of fine white sand, a sea Rico in light colors, exceptional infrastructure (tables, benches, showers, bathrooms, free parking).
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  • Fantastic beach. The sand is awesome, especially because it doesn't get hot so its great for little kids. Not too crowded which is great. There are also some nice restaurants and bars within walking distance (as long as you pick the right exit)
  • Went on a Wednesday in November and the beach was busy with hard to find parking space still and you can wonder why. Each part of the beach at different times of the year are all different and beautiful! Love the white sand and clear water.
  • If you want a fun, relaxing Beach. BYOB, music. You will enjoy Siesta Beach. Always found a great spot to set up my Beach tent. Parking is plenty, but it's best if you get there early. Recommend this Beach.
  • This used to be the best beach in the world until they replaced the sugar sand (powdered quartz) with a cheap imported stone sand/powder. On top of that, the sand is compacted from machinery driving over it, that you feel like your walking on cement until the final 50 feet of the beach is reached, closer to shore. I've traveled all over the world for 20 years and this TRULY WAS THE #1 BEACH.... WAS. Now I'd personally rank it #17 or #18. It's going the way of Daytona Beach...
  • 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.