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Beautiful sands and great environment

SL has the most beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and a very relaxing environment!! Something... read more

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David S
Smithton, Illinois
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Beautiful white sand beach for miles!!

I read that this was the #1 beach in the US a few years ago so I had to check it out. It is so... read more

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Vickie T
Laconia, New Hampshire
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Public swimming beach known for its clean, hard-packed sand.
948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2174
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

SL has the most beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and a very relaxing environment!! Something for everyone, young to olderer!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed yesterday

I read that this was the #1 beach in the US a few years ago so I had to check it out. It is so beautiful and the lay out with bathrooms, a restaurant and a playground are so convenient. The only problem was that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vickie T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love siesta key Beach. My sister introduced me to it several years ago and it became hands-down my favorite beach. However we will not return here. We have had two vacations ruined by red tide. While we were thankful that Clearwater beach was not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank klofberg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great beach. Lots of room with access to public parking and restrooms. Food and drink available as well. Beautiful beach with something for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carrie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful sand beach with free parking. Nice restrooms available. Historic location. Life guards on duty during the day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jaci405
Reviewed 3 days ago

White sand, clear water, showers to rinse off.....near a beach town atmosphere with great restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 4444Brendah
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a cold couple of weeks in North Carolina this has been a very refreshing break. Spent several hours on the beach today, it is breathtaking! The walking is perfect the temperature is great, we saw a school of stingrays right in the surf. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank janet1958_12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is a reason why Siesta Key boasts it has the #1 Beach in the USA ... the reason , it is the best beach in the USA!!! The beach is wide, white & lovely. The sunsets are amazing and when going in January, lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank libra105
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have traveled to a few of the beaches that Dr. Beach has ranked in the top 10 and understand why Siesta Beach is consistently on the list. We were delightfully surprised that parking was free here (compared to a few others we visited during our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a weekend in Siesta Key and had to visit the beach. We were able to ride our bikes there and take them right out to the beach area. There is a deck area that you can roll your bike down to the sand....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maria H
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Lena S
January 18, 2019|
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Response from FrequentFlier197843 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I don't know the price.
January 16, 2019|
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Response from dougwG325EE | Reviewed this property |
I regret that I cannot answer your question as we did not rent a cabana.. Sorry.
January 10, 2019|
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Response from BigDaddyKennyK1971 |
RIP tides are common anywhere there is a major body of water. They are more common in the ocean but if you encounter one you swin with it and the life guards will assist you. Never swim against a RIP tide.