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Siesta Key Beach
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The soft, white sand on Siesta Key’s award-winning family-friendly beach is perfect for relaxing under a sun umbrella and taking part in a game of volleyball.

Siesta Beach has earned a reputation of being among the most beautiful in the United States. The beach is known for its crystal-clear water and powdery white sand, made almost entirely of pure white quartz. The soft, clean sands are reflective so it’s never too hot underfoot, despite the warm Florida sun. Siesta Key’s public beach is equipped with all the amenities necessary for a full day of relaxing on the soft sands and splashing around in the clear, shallow water.

Siesta Beach has 101 acres (41 hectares) of public shoreline. Rent a sun umbrella and beach chair from the on-site concession stand and relax in the shade. The wide shallows are perfect for young families to splash and wade in. Play a few beach volleyball games with the provided nets or sit back and watch yachts sailing in front of the horizon.

Snacks, drinks and sun lotion can be purchased from the concession store. Pack a cooler and enjoy a picnic at the shaded tables in the grassy park directly in front of the beach, complete with a playground, restrooms and an outdoor shower. Have the golden sunset over the Gulf of Mexico as your picnic’s backdrop.

Check the Sarasota County website to find out what fun-filled beach events are scheduled during your stay. Volleyball tournaments, triathlons, sand sculpture contests, fireworks shows and other events are programmed throughout the year.

Lifeguards serve Siesta Beach year-round. The area has a free parking lot with 800 spaces available but these fill up quickly, especially on weekends, so arrive early to avoid a longer walk from nearby streets.

Siesta Beach is located on the southwest coast of Siesta Key, approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) from downtown Sarasota. There are plenty of public access points on the northern and southern ends of the beach but there is no street access for 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) in the middle.

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Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $118 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Situated near the beach, this Siesta Key aparthotel is by the ocean and within walking distance of Point of Rocks, Crescent Beach, and Siesta Key Marina. Local ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,514 reviews)

"Clean, small, close to the beach.. perfect for 2 people"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

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Siesta Key Palms Resort
Siesta Key Palms Resort
3.5 out of 5
1800 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL
The price is $86 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Siesta Key Marina, Siesta Key Beach, and Crescent Beach. Turtle Beach is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

4.6/5Exceptional! (604 reviews)

"Loved the grounds and lighting throughout. Adult pool was unheated. Rooms nicely renovated for an older property. Loved the music!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

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Tropical Breeze Resort
Tropical Breeze Resort
3 out of 5
140 Columbus Blvd., Siesta Key, FL
The price is $140 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Offering direct access to the beach, this Siesta Key Village resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Irma Beach and Siesta Key Beach. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"We stayed in a unit behind the main desk It was quaint and clean, perfect for a couple. The rooms are a bit on the small side but that was okay because they are well decorated and clean with a nice outdoor patio area with chairs. The beach is close and an easy walk as are the restaurants. We did ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

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Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
The price is $118 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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3.5 out of 5
1800 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL
The price is $86 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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140 Columbus Blvd., Siesta Key, FL
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