The Siesta Key Beach is most famous for its sand which is 99% quartz, making it sparkling, white, and soft. This remarkable white sand has a silky texture and remains cool all year around.

What to do on the beach

The shore meets the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where fishing, sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling are all popular pursuits.

There are tennis and volleyball courts for active visitors, while beach loungers and umbrellas for those looking to relax. Also, a shaded play area provides a place for fun for children. Tourists can hire beach wheelchairs, and easily use facilities for the disabled if needed.

Swimming here is safe since the water is relatively shallow close to the Siesta Key Beach. Anyway, full-time lifeguards are on duty year-round.

Near the beach

In a short walk to the Siesta Beach Village, visitors can find a range of bars, restaurants, and lodging options, including hotels.
Also, there are picnic areas nearby where tourists can buy food and refreshments.

An annual highlight at this beach is the Siesta Key Crystal Classic, where sand sculptors create intricate sand masterpieces. The competition is held each November and draws artists and spectators from around the globe.

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Hotels near the beach

The accommodation options here vary from cheap to very expensive, for example.

  • The Inn on Siesta Key
  • Island House Beach Resort (3 stars, offers free wifi)
  • Beachpoint Resort Cottages (free wifi)
  • The Capri at Siesta
  • Tropical Beach Resorts (Formerly Tropical Shores Beach Resort)
  • Hyatt Siesta Key Beach Resort

Facilities

  • Lifeguard
  • Disabled Access
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Watersports
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242
United States