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Siesta Key Beaches

Siesta Beach is located on Beach Road on Siesta Key. Siesta Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world. At the "Great International White Sand Beach Challenge" held in 1987, it was recognized as having the "whitest and finest sand in the world."
Unlike beaches elsewhere that are made up mostly of coral, Siesta Beach's sand is 99% quartz. Even on the hottest days, the sand is so reflective that it feels cool underfoot. It's estimated that the sand on Siesta Beach and Crescent Beach on Siesta Key is millions of years old, and started in the Appalachians and flowed down the rivers and was eventually deposited on the shores of Siesta Key.
Shallow water depth in the near shore area together with year round lifeguard protection, makes this one of the safest beaches in the County and great for small children.

The shallow water on Siesta Beach makes it ideal for families with young children.

Siesta Key Beach parking lot is often full after 10AMAlthough there are 800 parking spaces, you better get there early if you want one. If you're staying on Siesta Key, there are plenty of public access points to the beach so it's a short walk from most of the north end of the key. Unfortunately, beyond the fire station near the intersection of Midnight Pass and Beach Road, the next public beach access south is near Stickney Point Rd. When looking for accommodations, be sure to ask about beach access as many of the properties on the east side, (odd number addresses), of Midnight Pass Rd. do not have beach access.

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Volleyball tournaments are often held at Siesta Beach The beach's amenities include:
  • rest rooms

  • picnic tables

  • tennis courts

  • ball fields

  • volleyball courts (on the beach)

  • soccer field

  • 20 station fitness trail

  • playground equipment


Siesta Key Public Beach Lifeguard Stand #3Lifeguards are on duty year round. The lifeguard stands have been painted in primary colors to make it easier to keep track of where you and your children are. The stands are yellow, blue, green and red. It is designed to cut down on the problem of lost children. Make sure your children know which stand you are near.
Be Safe in The Sun
While some exposure to sunlight is enjoyable, too much can be dangerous, causing immediate effects like blistering sunburns and longer-term problems like skin cancer and cataracts. Overexposure also causes wrinkling and aging of the skin, and scientists are concerned that UV may even impair the human immune system. More

Snowy EgretSiesta Key Beach also offers special needs visitors help via these free beach "wheelchairs." Be sure to look for one near the main pavilion walkover.  
(Please use them to transport disabled people and return it so someone else can use it. They are not to be used as beach chairs for the duration of your visit to the beach. See the beach chair rental to borrow one at no charge.)

Siesta Key Snack BarTwo concession stands are available at the beach for food and souvenirs. If "beach grub" like burgers, dogs, etc. isn't for you, it's about 2 miles to Siesta Village to the north where there is a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from. Everything from lobster to subs and sandwiches to Japanese food. There's also a small supermarket in the village with an excellent deli counter offering both hot and cold foods. 
If you're at the south end of Siesta Beach, known as Crescent Beach, there are several places nearby for lunch and dinner in the Stickney Point Road area and south along Midnight Pass Road.

Feel free to bring your cooler and food to the beach. There are lots of picnic tables and some picnic shelters available. Some of the shelters can accommodate large groups and can be reserved in advance.
It is legal to drink alcoholic beverages on Sarasota County beaches, but please, no glass containers. When you're planning your trip to beach, buy plastic or aluminum only.

For information on renting picnic shelters call 941-861-5000.

Turtle Beach
Turtle Beach is located on Midnight Pass Road near the south end of Siesta Key. It features a large picnic shelter and is very popular for family outings.
In the center of the park is Blind Pass Lagoon which connects to Little Sarasota Bay. Free boat ramps allow easy access to and from the Bay.
Although the sand at Turtle Beach isn't as fine as it is farther up the key, it makes up the difference in privacy. Here you'll be able to walk for miles down the beach. Since the closing of Midnight Pass, you can walk all the way down Casey Key.
Look carefully in the sand, and you'll find prehistoric petrified sharks teeth that are millions of years old. Although the petrified sharks teeth you'll find on Turtle Beach won't be as nice as what you can find on Caspersen Beach in Venice just a little way south, as the example here shows, a little searching can turn up a nice souvenir.

Turtle Beach's amenities include:

  • rest rooms

  • a building for meetings

  • boat ramps

  • large group picnic shelters

  • small picnic shelters

  • horseshoe courts

  • volleyball court

  • playground equipment

  • dune walkovers

There are no lifeguards on duty. For shelter rental information call

Palmer Point Beach
Palmer Point Beach begins at the southern tip of Siesta Key and continues onto the north end of Casey Key. The northern part of the beach was the former home of Mote Marine Laboratory. Since the closing of Midnight Pass in 1984, the beach allows uninterrupted walking all the way down Casey Key. The beach is a popular spot for boaters and kayakers who beach their boats in the area of the former pass as well as for people who walk there from Turtle Beach seeking some privacy.
There are no lifeguards and no facilities.

At beaches where lifeguards are on duty you'll find information on water conditions and temperatures.
Be sure to pay attention to the flags flying and their color:

         Good swimming conditions.
         Use caution
         Dangerous swimming conditions
         Hazardous Marine Life
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