Point of Rocks
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This rare geologic feature is a great place to view birds and marine wildlife, and it is also next to a scenic beach.
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Andre
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Point of rocks is NOT public. It is private house area without parking. It is more convenient to go to the public beach. Lots of parking and facility.
Turn right after crossing bridge. Majority of reviews here are misleading many folks and people end up crossing passing private properties behind houses and getting their cars towed.
Written October 5, 2022
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Kacey W
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Within walking distance of our rental house. So beautiful and peaceful Found lots of shells Loved it
Written September 4, 2022
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Kelly H
Lakewood Ranch, FL10 contributions
Jul 2022
Point of Rocks is one of my favorite spots in Siesta to go snorkeling. It is a beautiful area and at the South end of Siesta Key's Public Beach
Written July 9, 2022
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pamsbell
Orwell, Ohio54 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
This was our favorite beach while visiting Siesta Key. Points of rock snorkeling did not disappoint. You may not see some of the sea creatures you'd seen when snorkeling tropical places, but I was not disappointed. It was fascinating and beautiful.
Written July 8, 2022
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Cody S
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Jun 2022 • Couples
There's lots of reviews on how easy it is to get to Point of rocks. And I'm sure it is if your staying close by on the island. But if you want to drive there for a day trip it's a little more complex. Contrary to what people on here are saying IT IS NOT A SHORT WALK! 2.5 miles carrying snorkel gear on a 30% soft sand slope is not what I call easy. There's only 2 public parking areas for beach goers. Turtle beach on the south and then one on the north(not sure the name). So I'm going to tell the truth on how to get there. After you cross the bridge turn south on midnight pass. Then turn west on Turtle beach road. Plenty of free public parking with fresh water showers. Wait a few minutes and take the free shuttle to public access point #13. That's the point of rocks. And honestly that's still a lot of trouble. We found the snorkeling right there at Turtle beach to be as good or better! Just wanted to set it straight for those that want to go, because we made the the mistake of reading the reviews that are complete fabrications!
Written June 29, 2022
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Anna I
5 contributions
Jun 2022
So close to do some kid-friendly snorkeling. More fish and so many different species than I've seen in a lot of years.
Written June 26, 2022
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Michelle M
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
I'm completely baffled with these most recent low star reviews! We got there early this morning. Around 9am. Parking at the 12 entrance was full. We grabbed the last spot. Getting out to snorkel was incredibly easy. We're first timers so there's that too! We had an amazing experience! Saw tons of fish, crab and two octopus!! My favorite was some weird fish with blue spots on it and two horns on its head. I'm sure it's nothing spectacular for someone who's gone snorkeling in the Caribbean, but it's def fun for first timers like us! Def started getting crowded when we left around noon.
Written June 19, 2022
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Lynn L
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The beach closest to it (beach access 12 & 13) smell so bad.Snorkeling was nothing special & hassle.
Written June 18, 2022
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Andre
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
There is no place to park. Do not go there in your car. Maybe early in the morning park access 12 or Uber from hotel. Not that great anyway.
Written April 6, 2022
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H.Conkright
Longmont, CO21 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Point of Rocks was a very interesting experience. I read many reviews on TripAdvisor before we went, and there were some great tips that we followed for our visit, but some were not so helpful. Here is what we found;

- Low tide is the best time to go to access the point of rocks, but not so much for parking. Go early and wait, enjoy the beach until you’re comfortable accessing POR from the water.

- Parking nearby is nearly impossible. We attempted to park at Beach Access 12, and it is a one lane diagonal parking lot that requires a 5 point u-turn to get out of. If you’re not good at navigating tight parking areas, this is not the lot for you. After failing to find parking at Beach Access 12 and 13, we ended up parking in the public pay parking lot which is a couple blocks away. It was expensive, but plenty of space, and fairly close.

-Public beach space is very limited. Most of the shoreline is marked off for “private beach” use for the beachfront condos and hotels. You pretty much have to hang out right in front of beach access 13, or head all the way to the south end of the beach to find a spot to sit/picnic for the day.

-It’s not necessary to scale the sea wall of the adjacent private properties to get to Point of Rocks. You’re more than likely going to get wet anyway, so just go at low tide and wade your way out. It’s much less dangerous, and you’re not invading the privacy of the property owners.

-Bring your snorkel gear! From the surface, Point of Rocks is basically just green nature carpeted rock with little visible sea life. If you bring your goggles and snorkel, you can swim out and enjoy many fish, shellfish, crab, octopus, etc., that are in the area. We had a full school of snook around us that were spectacular to watch as they jumped through the waves.

-PLEASE! If you go, practice “Leave No Trace!” Pack out all of your trash, fishing lures, fishing line, clothing, shoes, baby diapers, etc.! This is a natural living wonder and if you want to be able to enjoy it in the future, you have to take care of it now.
Written January 2, 2022
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