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Siesta Beach, Siesta Key

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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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  • Wish we had more beach time on our visit because this was one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. It had rained earlier so sand was packed a bit, but still snowy white, fine, and soft. Wat...  more »
  • Love coming here with the family and enjoying the sandy white beach and the warm water. It's so easy to lose track of time and the world around you on the beach!  more »
  • What a beautiful beach! The sand is so soft that it feels like you're walking on talcum powder. And it is snow white. It can be very crowded at times but the turquoise water and white sand make it all...  more »
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  • The beach sand is very unique ... powdery and not scalding hot to walk barefoot over on a hot sunny day. Visited in April and weather was 80s and water was beautiful. Huge beach so finding a spot is not a problem, but get there early as parking lots full up quick! Great facilities ... bathhouse, outdoor showers, snack bar. There are lifeguards. A must visit if you're traveling in the area.
  • Seems like a beach I could really love except our first time here wasn't great. Came on a holiday weekend. Beautiful beach. Finding parking is very very very hard. Water smelled bad, specially where natural pools formed. Loved the beautiful white sand. Sunday there's a drum circle party and dancing. Really cool. Will visit when it's not a holiday weekend and update review.
  • Beautiful, but packed! If you plan on going, get there early or plan to wait 30 min. to 1 hr. to find a parking spot. Beach is the best Sandy White with shallow entry and sand bar further out. Play ground for kids is great with covered picnic tables, food and bathrooms on sight.
  • The have incredible sand that is soft to the touch and does not burn your feet while walking. They have some great spots to take photos at. It is an incredible beach. However, the amout of parking available is really small for the # 1 beach. Depending on the time you arrive, you could be lucky to find a parking spot. The best way to avoid this problem is to go early. If not, you might be SOL
  • That sand! Recommend traveling light and ride a bike if possible, otherwise be prepared to drive in circles for 45 min trying to find a parking spot. The beach is perfect and the people are all great. Also, a few years back saw a 70+ yr old lady doing a keg stand on the beach with some college kids. Funny, but not sure that goes on anymore. If you're looking for the sun, be sure to go during the day 😉