Siesta Key Beach Ranks #1 Sarasota Attractions
“Siesta Key is the best beach in the whole entire world,” says 54-year-old world traveler John Martin of Australia.
“Every year,” Martin adds, “my wife and I visit Sarasota for this amazing beach. We’ve experienced beaches throughout the world. By far, Siesta Key offers the most beautiful white soft sand; it’s always cool & very clean.
Siesta Key appeals to all age groups:
*Kids love the water – roughly 3′ deep and mostly calm as far as 100′ from shore.
*Older kids hang out near the sand volleyball courts or throw footballs and frisbees in expansive areas between Pavillion and water.
*Adults set up tents and beach chairs near the water, watching kids play and passersby stroll, jog & bike along the water’s edge.
Winner of the “world’s finest, whitest sand,” Siesta Key (Public) Beach extends along a half-mile of the most pristine white sands in the world. There is no sand comparable to Siesta Key’s. Even under the burning subtropical sun, it remains cool to the touch. Siesta Key has received many honors for its powdery white-sandy beaches including recognition as one of Americas Best Beaches,” Third Best Walking Beach in the USA by USA Today International Edition, and The Best of the Best Sand by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
Nearby Siesta Village offers shops and restaurants, lifeguards ensure safety, picnic pavilions are available, and water sports add excitement.
Lifeguards stationed at various towers keep a watchful eye to ensure the safety of beachgoers, preventing them from venturing too far into boating areas. For group gatherings, picnic pavilions are available for a nominal fee.
Siesta Key Public Beach amenities include:
. public restrooms, snackbar & gift shop
. showers and handicap ramps
. picnic areas with & without roofs
. picnic shelters & tables (8 – family size shelters)
. gazebo (holds uo to 60 people)
. large shelter (holds uo to 120 people)
. free lighted public tennis courts
. sand volleyball courts (on the beach)
. fitness trail
. playground equipment
. lifeguards on duty year round
. handicap beach chairs/wheel chairs available
. first aid
Turtle Beach, located at the southern end of Siesta Key, has coarser sand and is quieter. Siesta Key Beach highlights a Sarasota, Florida, vacation or local lifestyle. Among all Sarasota attractions, visitors and locals alike treasure Sarasota’s world-class beach experience.