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Siesta Key Public Beach

948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL
941 349 3800
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Siesta Key
Type: Beaches, Parks
Activities: Swimming
Description: Public swimming beach known for its clean, hard-packed sand.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very large beach, complete with life guards. The town is increasing the size of the parking lots. Currently you need to get there early for a good parking spot. They have volleyball nets set up for everyone to use.

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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are coming from the south, to shorten your walk from beach, drive past the parking lot next to the (brand new) tennis courts. This lot is closer to concessions and A LOT shorter beach walk. You will not need to walk through the construction from here. The construction is not on the beach at all. The sand at... More

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, white sandy beach and warm ocean temperatures — especially in August! One evening we saw an owl at the entrance to the beach.The ocean will look different depending on the weather, but it's beautiful, regardless. When the water is rough, the water is not as clear - but most days are calm and it's quite stunning. The sand is... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited Siesta Key earlier this week (August is the "off season" and was pleasantly suprised by the sand...the sugary..almost powdery-white sand that stays cool, even on the hottest of days. The downside is that the water is a bit cloudy and turbid from this fine sand....not the turquoise waters seen 20 miles south @ Manasota Beach on Blind Pass. Recommend... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
74 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful white sand beach with plenty of room to roam. Water is clear and calm. A must see for beach lovers.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful warm water, powder soft white beaches! Great family atmosphere. I've been to beaches in Hawaii and the Caribbean and this almost beats them actually. Worth it. Spend a day watching the waves go by. Do not miss this beach!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

BIG beach so plenty of room for the crowd. The white sand is so soft and incredible to walk on. Better take your sunglasses if you go for the day. Most amazing sunsets every time we have gone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a beach for beach lovers...Pictures dont convey how wide it is. Ideal for kids, with shallow calm water that even inflatables are sold at the concession stand and allowed in the water. So much room its hard to imagine it would ever feel crowded....you'll see as many cars coming at sunset to watch the sun go down as... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

1. You have to walk through construction to get access to the beach 2. You have to walk a mile to get to water 3. Stupid expensive to get an umbrella and have to return at 4 PM 4. Restrooms are very dirty 5. Not much going on in concessions area. 6. Water is so dirty, you can't even see... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's a nice big beach with fine sand like the stuff you used to find in ashtrays. Unfortunately, you'll be trying to rinse that sand out of nooks and crannies for a while... Also it's very bright (refractive) on a sunny day, so bring sunglasses. It's well cared for & the pride of Sarasota. Enjoy!

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