Siesta Key Beach

White sand beach
788 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242, USA
275 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
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Beach amenities

  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

It is better to go early in the morning if you want to get a parking space.

One of America’s best beaches, Siesta Beach is famous for its hard-packed, quartz-white sand. This beach has something for everybody: gorgeous water and sand, abundant seashells, tiki bars and seafood restaurants, surf shops and souvenirs. Besides, the beach is located close to dining places, coffee shops, and various stores.

Location and Access

Siesta Key Beach is a public beach, so entrance is free. Parking is also free, but due to the number of people visiting, it’s often hard to find a parking space, so it’s better to go early in the morning. You can find the beach at 948 Beach Road in Siesta Key, Florida.

Amenities

There is a number of amenities between the parking lot and the beach including clean restrooms, washrooms, shaded picnic tables, some barbecue grills, and a play area for kids. Sport enthusiasts will appreciate the volleyball nets. The public park area offers snacks, soft drinks, and alcohol. If you get really hungry, you can quickly reach one of the restaurants nearby.

Sand and Water

The sand is fantastic! Fine, quartz-white, extremely soft to the touch, and very hard-packed – good for walking, running, or doing yoga. Even on a hot day, it stays relatively cool. There is plenty of seashells, so you can find something to add to your collection.

The water is so clear you can see fish swim by. The surf is calm and the water is very shallow, with a gradual slope, which is convenient for kids. Moreover, there are professional lifeguards on duty, which makes swimming experience even safer. There are chair and umbrella rentals to make your stay more comfortable.

Wildlife

Nature lovers will enjoy the beach’s fauna. You can see fish jump from the water. There is a good chance to spot dolphins in the distance, manatees, and various kinds of sea birds such as seagulls, cranes, and plentiful pelicans.

Other Activities

Siesta Key Beach is a perfect place to watch sunsets. These waters are great not only for swimming, but also for snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding. There are watersport rentals on site.

Dog Policies

Officially, dogs are not allowed on the beach; however, you can see visitors break this rule quite often.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour from St. Petersburg, FL
  • 1 hour 10 minutes from Tampa, FL
  • 1 hour 20 minutes from Fort Myers, FL

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

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The beach is located in Siesta Key, Florida 788 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: January 29, 2020