Located on the shores of South Florida near the community of Siesta Village and Sarasota, south of Tampa, Siesta Key Beach Florida has some of the finest and whitest sand in Florida and is considered one of the best beaches in Florida for swimming and recreation. The beach's sand is made almost completely of quartz which keeps it cool to walk on during hot summer days. There are many things to do in Siesta Key Florida, such as hiking on a fitness trail, playing tennis, or playing a game of ball at one of the many baseball fields.
Siesta Key Beach Florida is geared for recreational opportunities. Some of the amenities at Siesta Beach Florida include restrooms, picnic tables, volleyball courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, a fitness trail, and playground equipment. Lifeguards patrol the beach from the time when the park opens in the early morning until closing time at dusk. The lifeguard stands are painted bright primary colors which make them easy for people to spot.
Siesta Key Beach Florida is very accessible. The beach offers specially designed wheelchairs that are designed to endure the sand. The wheelchairs are available free of charge at the main pavilion and can be used for the duration of your stay at Siesta Beach Florida.
Siesta Beach Florida offers two concession stands that sell souvenirs such as T-shirts and mugs as well as typical beach fare such as hot dogs and burgers. If you want dining that is a bit more upscale, just take the road from the beach north to the town of Siesta Village where you'll find an excellent selection of bars and restaurants. Siesta Village also has a grocery store with a deli, which is a good option for those who want to have a picnic at Siesta Key Beach Florida.
Although Siesta Key Florida is the most popular beach in the area, it isn't the only nice beach to choose from. Turtle Beach, located on the south side of Siesta Key, offers more privacy and is less crowded than Siesta Beach Florida. In addition to having restrooms and picnic shelters, if also offers horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and a playground. Unlike most beaches in Florida, you can host a meeting at the beach in a building for meetings. One of the most unique things about Turtle Beach Florida is the prehistoric shark’s teeth that are found in the sand. Turtle Beach, along with Caspersen Beach and other Venice beaches are hot spots for fossil hunters.
Another beach in the Siesta Key Florida area worth visiting is Palmer Point Beach. Located on the south end of Siesta Key, the beach is the most private beach in the area and is popular for joggers and boaters. Although the water conditions are great for swimming, the beach area doesn't have a lifeguard on duty so it's necessary to use caution while swimming there.
With accessible facilities and a myriad of recreational activities to choose from, Siesta Beach Florida is the perfect beach to take your family or friends to.