Siesta Key Beach

Sarasota, Florida

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Mar 3 ~ Mar 9
Siesta Key is arguably the most popular beach destination in Florida, with Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach as the most popular portions of this barrier island's white-sand beach. Siesta Key has been known as a place of relaxation and refuge for many years. The island is characterized by stunning gulf views that provide visitors and residents with a sense of peace and serenity year-round.

Siesta Key Beach Visitors Guide

Rated as one of the top beaches in America, most travelers start their vacation navigating through the quartz crystal sand that’s as white and soft as powdered sugar. Siesta Key has been known as a place of relaxation and refuge for many years. Siesta Key Beach is home to several private beaches that are open to the public. These beaches include Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and Lido Key Beach. The best known are Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach because they're more accessible than Lido Key Beach.

Crescent Beach offers many amenities: lifeguards, showers, restrooms, and picnic tables. It's also one of the few beaches on Siesta Key that allows pets on leashes (all other beaches don't allow pets). This beach is perfect for families with small children because it has calm waters and a gentle slope into the water compared to other parts of Siesta Key where there may be stronger currents due to storm runoff or high tides.

The island's white-sand beaches are the main attraction for visitors, but there are also plenty of other attractions. Siesta Key is home to a number of luxury resorts, hotels, and vacation rentals that provide all the amenities you need for your beach getaway. Visitors can enjoy shopping at boutique shops, dining at fine restaurants, taking advantage of world-class golf courses, and other recreational activities.

There are also many attractions nearby that will make your stay more enjoyable. Siesta Key Beach is only minutes away from historic Sarasota and its many attractions, including the Ringling Museum Complex, St. Armands Circle Shopping District, and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does Siesta Key Beach have food?

Yes. The concession at the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The concession offers food, drinks, and more.

2. Is alcohol allowed at Siesta Key Beach?

Yes. Alcohol is permitted as long as you are 21 years of age or older.

3. Can you bring dogs to Siesta Key Beach?

No. Dogs are not permitted on Siesta Key Beaches.

4. Does Siesta Key Beach have shells?

Yes. Siesta Key Beach has shells. Sometimes, you may even find sand dollars.

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