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Turtle Beach, Siesta Key

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Enjoy beach activities or go for a stroll at Turtle Beach. The beach is rarely crowded, which makes it a favored destination for nesting sea turtles. Facilities include restrooms, showers, a playground, picnic tables, and free parking. You'll find ramps for launching boats, though the water is easily accessible for kayaks and canoes, too. The sand on the beach is coarse and can get rather hot during the warm days, so consider wearing flip-flops or sneakers. The beach drop-off is relatively steep, providing excellent opportunities for shelling and snorkeling. Keep an eye on the kids, though, because there are no lifeguards. Turtle nests are visibly marked and should not be disturbed. Plan your Turtle Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Siesta Key using our Siesta Key online tour itinerary maker .
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  • I love this beach never seems overcrowded a great place to relax. Have been here a few times over the years and never disappoints.  more »
  • We had a room at the Bay Tree Beach Club and our room overlooked the beach and it wasnt a far walk to it. Private path going to it. Was perfect! Hardly anyone was on the beach!!  more »
  • They have left this area go natural and its a nice contrast to the developed parts of this expanse of beach- starting with Siesta - a nice walk here on a windy day ended early because it was really bl...  more »

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Where to stay in Siesta Key

Most of the accommodations in Siesta Key are in the northern part of the key. Here you'll find vacation rentals in condominiums and townhouses, as well as a few hotels and bed and breakfasts near the sand. This part of Siesta Key provides convenient access to both the expansive town beach and to the city of Sarasota. Moving down the key, you'll come to quieter Turtle Beach and a smattering of cottages, bed and breakfasts, and small hotels.
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