Siesta Beach
Siesta Beach
4.5
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As the name suggests, Siesta Beach is a great spot for a lazy and relaxing day in the sun. Lay on its cool, white, and powdery sand, or take a dip in the crystal clear waters. The kids will love collecting the beautifully shaped shells, too. And don't about the kids—there are lifeguards on duty. While there aren't many beachside food options, you can head to the nearby cafes and oyster bars. Get a beachfront condo to make the most of your stay, or visit for the awesome sunset views on an e-bike tour of Siesta Key. There's even a Siesta Beach drum circle on some days. – Tripadvisor
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  • adamku9z2021
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dodge the Red Tide and You'll Love This Beach
    I personally prefer this beach of Clearwater. It is smaller, quieter, and less chaotic. We brought our own chairs and had our pick of where to sit up and down the entirety of the beach. You REALLY need to pay attention to the weather for Red Tide reports. Even moderate Red Tide is enough to get you coughing and miserable. We heard many people mistaking the smell of dead fish of being the Red Tide. The Red Tide kills the fish. You're coughing from the Red Tide when the winds blow off the Gulf. Watch for winds blowing off-shore for the ideal conditions. The Red Tide is all up and down the SunCoast. Pick your days and locations carefully. If you're looking for tons of bars and restaurants and crowds...go to Clearwater. If you're looking for nice beach to spend a peaceful day ( you're mileage may vary during Spring Break) then check out Siesta Key Beach.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Rob P
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania274 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soft sand wide beach
    This beach has the softest sand of any beach in the world and we have covered a lot of the world. The beach is hundreds of yards wide and 3 miles long. If you like shells there are lots of them either direction from the public beach. Surf is variable from none at all to some waves that people surf, but it is not a surfing beach. The concessions are good and pretty efficient. During peak spring break times the parking lot will fill up before noon. A great place to watch sunsets.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2023
  • Leigh C
    Concord, New Hampshire55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Siesta Key is good to go!
    As always the beach sand is like powder and the swimming was fantastic. Water was refreshing and clean. Despite recent warnings related to the Red Tide there was no sign of it. Life Guards were on duty and facilities open and ready to serve food and provide changing/bathroom. ALWAYS love Siesta Key.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 March 2023
  • DLKWI88
    Brookfield, Wisconsin319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day in Siesta Key
    Since many other reviews said that the parking lot fills up fast, we decided to arrive on the early side. We got there around 10 a.m. and there were tons of open spots. It was free to park. We made our way to the beach and it did not disappoint: cool, soft white sand like powder, beautiful water, and really neat lifeguard shacks. The concession stand is wonderful: very well-staffed and spotlessly clean. I've posted pics of the price lists for the concession stand and chair/umbrella rental. We spent about two hours on the beach, then headed to Siesta Key Village (5 minutes away) for lunch and shopping.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 27 April 2023
  • RoRoVida
    Orlando, Florida6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded but worth the view of the sunset . Great for kids !!
    Went to this beach after visiting Clear Water day before . Sand is what they describe white like flour very clean and cool . The beach is extremely large ! So much space . The water was very warm. The only problem we had was the red algae around . I have 6 kids they each enjoyed the low water and almost no waves the day we visited . The sunset was so beautiful red and pink sun ! Though the sun sets to the right of beach . Since the beach was very crowded the pictures didn’t do justice but great to look at . Parking was ok we got there on a Sat at 330pm and waited about 20 mins before we found a spot . Parking is free ! I advise to stay late and even when it get dark bc the moon lights the way . Lots of washing stations. Hated the bathroom though was wayyyyy far for my liking. We’ll do visit this beach worth the parking wait and please watch the sunset .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Renee M
    Kissimmee, Florida95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day Trip to Siesta Key Beach
    Parking close to beach access. Restrooms available. Beach mat makes the walk close to water easy especially when you have chairs, cooler, etc. Sand was so white and powder soft. Clear gulf water was so warm! There were a lot of people but definitely room available to find a good spot and you didn’t feel crowded o. The beach or in the water. Will definitely make this a regular place to go.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • TheMadDawg
    Hudson, Florida478 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect beach
    Pure white soft powder sand. Lots of nice sea shells. Perfect sunsets. Great location with really nice beach locations to stay. Several right off the beach. Highly recommend. Return every year.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Chris S
    New York City, New York49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best beach I've ever stepped on (sand-wise :)
    A wonderful place had it not been for a constant hispanic music screaming from everywhere on weekends. But the white, fluffy sand is out of this world and the ocean was more like a huge bath tub: calm and warm. Beware that it becomes extremely crowded on weekends. But then we discovered Turtle Beach, a mere 10 minute drive, which is more private, with quiet people and a more residential feel to it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Gavin S
    Airdrie, United Kingdom52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    White powder beach
    Took a trip to the beach, there are so any ones to pick, we opted for Siesta Beach. A two hour drive and we arrived, free parking on the beach front, got there before 1030. We hired a wind protector, you can take your own just make sure it is sturdy enough to withstand the wind. Not sure if it is always windy on this beach, but it was on this day. The white powder sand went on for miles, absolutely beautiful, we sat and watched the birds dive for fish in the shallows. We had a 20min walk into the local bars for some lunch, lots to choose from, excellent value for money. As beach days go, this was a very pleasant, quiet day, the beach is huge and there are lots of areas to pitch on. Where we parked there were very clean restrooms and a boardwalk access for wheelchairs etc onto the beach. The only reason this did not get a 5, i had to pick sand out from everywhere. 😝
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Dan L
    Bloomington, Indiana31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach to take in the autumn heat
    Had a great time with our family. Lots of space to set up chairs and umbrellas. The sand is beautiful. This was our second time so we remember extra sunscreen as the white sand reflected so much on us last time that we were turned into a pair of steamed lobsters. This time we were ready and had a great time. Plus the little showers and foot sprayers were great for removing the sand on the way out. Only improvement would be more parking as that was a bit of a mess…
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
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ramsey, nj1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Louis was super friendly and helpful. Got us a great spot! Check them out behind the red stand.they have more than. Just chairs too.
Written 1 March 2024
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Kristen
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Wonderful service, perfect chairs and umbrella- didn’t need to bring anything. Rafael was great, professional, polite, and very helpful! Highly recommend
Written 29 February 2024
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Daydream13674689744
Long Branch, NJ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
Rafael and Klaus were great. Assisting us with our beach ⛱️ set-up.

Even though we didn't asked them

Thanks Rafael and Klaus you guys are 👏.
Written 28 February 2024
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shaquida H
Washington DC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Oh my GOSH! This Beach is IT! Special THANKS TO RAPHAEL AND KLAUS! Their CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS SUPERB!

Thanks Guys, you made our stay more enjoyable! 💚🦋💚
Written 28 February 2024
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Dreamer04799362268
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Best beach ever! Edward from Boucher Brothers took great care of us💕 Set my mom and I up with comfy lounge chairs in a perfect spot!
Written 27 February 2024
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Jeff K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Went to the beach every day here in Siesta Key and boys took great care of us and catered to everything we needed. They let us know on what and when things were shaking here. Great people to deal with. Edwin and company will be highly regarded in our eyes. Come on down and do business with them
Written 26 February 2024
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Sara Elizabeth S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Really nice guys!! So helpful and great prices for all day rentals. Put up and took down our cabanas. It was so nice to have this service available. I am forever spoiled!
Written 24 February 2024
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Caleb M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
we had an amazing time at the beach today the sand was so nice but Blake and Keith made it so much better with there amazing service 😁
They even let me use some sun screen that they had cause i forgot it. 11/10 experience !
Written 24 February 2024
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Keagan D
Parker, CO7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
lovely beach just splendid ah just amazing. we absolutely loved the beach cabana provided by Blake and Keith! Thank you so much they had amazing service and would come back yes yes yesss yes
Written 24 February 2024
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Jill B
Hector, MN37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
A friend recommended this beach and it was stunning! Beautiful white sand, easy parking, calming scenery, clean restrooms.
Written 24 February 2024
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