Siesta Key Beach

Southwest Florida featuring general coastal views and a beach as well as a large group of people

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.

Top Hotels Close to Siesta Key Beach

2 Bed/1 bath Condo Steps to Siesta Key Beach!
2 Bed/1 bath Condo Steps to Siesta Key Beach!
Siesta Key, FL
Stay at this condo in Siesta Key. Enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Siesta Key Beach and Lido Beach are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Siesta delight
"Great location. Some issues with getting lightbulbs replaced even after 3 requests..beautiful view Comfortable beds.Adequate provisions Lots of towels.Convenient to everything. Would recommend."

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

2 Bed/1 bath Condo Steps to Siesta Key Beach!
Beautiful Gulf View on Siesta Key
Beautiful Gulf View on Siesta Key
Siesta Key, FL
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Siesta Key. Enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Siesta Key Beach and Lido Beach are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
We will be back!
"We had an amazing week in Siesta Key and the location of this place was amazing. Views of the Gulf, about a mile from the downtown-we walked it with our little ones and would walk back on the beach. The unit had basic amenities with lots of towels. The pool was great for the kids as well. My only ..."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Beautiful Gulf View on Siesta Key
Sea Esta | Walk to beach, Heated Pool, Outside Dining, Close to Siesta Village
Sea Esta | Walk to beach, Heated Pool, Outside Dining, Close to Siesta Village
Siesta Key, FL
Stay at this vacation home in Siesta Key. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions Siesta ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Girlfriend Trip
"Really really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return and recommend!! Love how close it was to walk to beach and restaurants. It was fully equipped and the pool was beautiful too!"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Sea Esta | Walk to beach, Heated Pool, Outside Dining, Close to Siesta Village
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites
Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites
2.5 out of 5
5311 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL, 34242
The price is $167 per night from May 30 to May 31
Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites
2 Bed/1 bath Condo Steps to Siesta Key Beach!
2 Bed/1 bath Condo Steps to Siesta Key Beach!
Siesta Key, FL
2 Bed/1 bath Condo Steps to Siesta Key Beach!
Beautiful Gulf View on Siesta Key
Beautiful Gulf View on Siesta Key
Siesta Key, FL
Beautiful Gulf View on Siesta Key
Sea Esta | Walk to beach, Heated Pool, Outside Dining, Close to Siesta Village
Sea Esta | Walk to beach, Heated Pool, Outside Dining, Close to Siesta Village
Siesta Key, FL
Sea Esta | Walk to beach, Heated Pool, Outside Dining, Close to Siesta Village
Siesta Key Paradise
Siesta Key Paradise
Siesta Key, FL
Siesta Key Paradise
Steps from Siesta Key Beach Condo #409
Steps from Siesta Key Beach Condo #409
Siesta Key, FL
Steps from Siesta Key Beach Condo #409
UPDATED WITH STUNNING GULF VIEW
UPDATED WITH STUNNING GULF VIEW
Siesta Key, FL
UPDATED WITH STUNNING GULF VIEW
Unit 103- Paradise Awaits
Unit 103- Paradise Awaits
Siesta Key, FL
Unit 103- Paradise Awaits
Unit 401 Beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico
Unit 401 Beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico
Siesta Key, FL
Unit 401 Beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.