Siesta Key Beach has been nationally recognized for its beautiful beach. In addition to Travel Channel’s recognition as “Best Sand Beach in America 2004”, Dr. Beach rated Siesta Key #2 in “America’s Best Beaches 2009”. Our beach is made of 99% pure quartz, the sand is soft, clean, and pure white. Not only is the sand sugar-soft, but it is also cool to the touch. The beach itself is expansive, and enhances the beauty of the aqua-marine waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The New York Times reports "Siesta Key is becoming more popular in hotter months as tourists discover its powdered-sugar white sand that seems always to stay cool, no matter how high the heat outside."
Click here to read the full article in the NY Times about Siesta Key beach.
Turtle Beach is on the south end of Siesta Key. If you want to collect seashells or to avoid the crowd, its beach is smaller and less frequented.
Turtle Beach facilities include a picnic area, small playground, picnic shelters, volleyball court and boat ramp. The boat ramp in the center of the park will launch your boat into Blind Pass Lagoon, providing access to the bay. Please refer to local navigation charts for more information on navigating local waters.
I plan on visiting Siesta Key in May. Looking forward to those glorious
Siesta Visitor and beach fan