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Siesta Key Beach
Located on Beach Road on Siesta Key, a beautiful barrier island eight miles long just offshore of Sarasota, Siesta Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Siesta Key Beach was recognized as having the "whitest and finest sand in the world" at the "Great International White Sand Beach Challenge" held in 1987.
Unlike many other beaches that consist of mostly of coral, Siesta Beach's sand is 99% quartz. The result is that even on the hottest days, the sand is so reflective that it wont' burn your feet. The sand on Siesta Beach is millions of years old and began life in the Appalachians and flowed down the rivers and was eventually deposited on the shores of Siesta Key.
The waters near the shore are shallow and there is year round lifeguard protection. This makes Siesta Key Beach a safe beach for small children.
Great sand to walk on
Stroll the beautiful beach
Boat rentals, charters, and guided tours.
Siesta Key is an island of culinary delights! Many of the restaurants specialize in seafood delicacies including lobster, crab, blackened fish, raw oysters, and unique, Gulf Coast seafood dishes.
With nearly 1,000 species of fish, Siesta Key offers year-round on-shore and off-shore fishing.
Bicycling and rollerblading through the village
DIRECTIONS: From I-75, take Exit #205 and go west on Clark Rd., cross over US 41 (Tamiami Trail), continue on Stickney Point Rd. over the Drawbridge onto Siesta Key.
There are 2 concession stands available at the beach for food. For something fancier it is about 2 miles to Siesta Village, to the north, where you will find a number of different restaurants. Toward the 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.