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“World famous I am sure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Siesta Key Public Beach

Siesta Key Public Beach
948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL
941 349 3800
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Siesta Key
Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming
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Owner description: Public swimming beach known for its clean, hard-packed sand.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Sarasota, Florida
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“World famous I am sure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This beach is unique, the sand is like golden powder and the sea is like a picture post card, beautiful blue. Sunsets are dreamy and everyone should make a trip around sunset. Sunday evenings the dancers and drummers gather, quite an enjoyable time.

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“truly the world's best beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

miles of wide, powdery white, clear,cool, sand. Clear and shallow water. Great for families, games, bike riding, walking. Very serene or very active. Something for everyone! Plenty of free parking.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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“A must see for everyone!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I've lived in Sarasota, Florida my entire life so I might be slightly bios to this beach but - when you put your feet in the sand during a hot sunny day and your feel start getting to cold then you will understand why I love this place. This is one of the only beaches I've ever walked onto the sand, removed my flip flops, and didn't worry about stepping on rocks or shells only to be treated to some of the softest and whitest sand anywhere. A downside is that the sand is soft like flour and will stick to everything but this just makes it better.

The only real downsides, parking is the worse (make sure to arrive at the beach early because come 9-10am both lots are completely full and it will take 20mins - 1 hr to find a spot to park - unless you want to pay at other local parking spots), crowds can be huge (on a beautiful day the beach will look like a tent city with hundreds of people flooding to the beach all at once, so if you want more of a private feel - this isn't your place), finally wear sunscreen even in the shade (because of the amazing white sand you can actually get sunburnt from siting under a tent in the shade).

overall, GO!!! arrive early and stay late, bring food and drinks (lots of water too), and finally enjoy - there is a reason this is the top beach in the USA!!

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“OMG!! Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

BIG beach, soft white sand and shallow calm water!! Best beach I have been to on the East side of USA. WE LOVED it!! Free parking.

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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

This beach is as amazing as the reviews say. The sand is so soft and white, and the best part is that it stays cool. Water is warm and clear. Bring your own chairs and umbrellas unless you want to spend money renting some. There are volleyball courts set up and parking is free. :) would be nicer if it wasn't as packed but I don't blame the crowds for coming here.

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