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“Widest Beach we've ever seen/whitest sand!”
Review of Siesta Beach

Siesta Beach
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Public swimming beach known for its clean, hard-packed sand.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Deserves it's #1 and #2 ratings in US beaches. It's huge, beautiful, with the whitest sand. Restrooms and Water accomodations for rinsing off are strategically placed along the beach so there is no guessing as to the locations. If you don't walk well on sand, don't expect to get your feet to the water--as it's a wide,wide, wide beach. Snowbirds treated very well in shops and restaurants that border the beach.

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Reviewed September 8, 2011

Siesta Key Drum event on Sunday Night. People from near and far come to enjoy the sounds of musicians playing their drums. It is very primal. No organized marching band kind of stuff, just a great beat that has people up dancing and playing tamborines and moving and laughing. And then you have the beach and the water. The most beautiful water ever. They start 2 hours before sunset and play music and dance the whole time. Bring a cooler and a blanket and be prepared to get relaxed and enjoy the music.

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Reviewed September 3, 2011

It's all about the sand. When we went it was around 100 degrees, but the sand stays cool. You can walk on it bare foot, play with it and it is always cool. It is nice white sand. My kids loved playing in the sand and the adults were like kids playing in the sand. As you walk on the beach you constantly find sand sculptures and sand castles.

The beach has lifeguards. The beach is huge. There is sand volleyball and a playground. We really enjoed it. We were staying across the streat , so we did not have to deal with the parking. Seemed big, but there were also a lot of cars.

I personally prefer Atlantic water to Gulf water. The Gulf water is greener. Although, for small kids it was great since the water is not as rough. When there were waves, they were not that large. One of the days the water hardly moved. Around sunset you get to see the Dolphins as they get pretty close to the shore.

You have a long walk from the parking to the beach... but, no worries it is on beautiful cool white sand.

We will definitely come back to this beach. Loved it.

1  Thank iamafairadvisor
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

Our favorite Florida beach, Siesta Key has earned top billing this year as the best beach in the US. We love this beach for many reasons. The white sand, which is quartz never gets blazing hot. Although very popular, this beach is large enough where you're not elbow-to-elbow with other beach goers. The water varies in color from turquoise, to dark blue, to seafoam green. There is not a lot of rocks and shells in the water to cut your feet and the times we've been there, the waves have been just right.

Recently, while no more than 30 feet or so from shore, we were swimming and 4 manatees passed right by us, seemingly oblivious to our presence. There are life guards on the beach and restrooms too.

Bring your coolers, chairs, umbrellas and camera and enjoy this beautiful beach.

1  Thank FloridaLady
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

Okay first of all i've been to most of the beach in Florida.Siesta key beach is the only beach i go to relax step on the pure and clean white sand!

Environment not to crowded more like locals than tourist.sorry but i hate crowded tourist people on beach

waves are calm . so not for surfer , Clear water !!!!

more girls than guys xD!!!

but i go to this for only one reason Quiet and Peace rest and have a great day

if your looking for party and sexy girls go to miami southbeach ! you will even get laid there even you don't know how to get girls

1  Thank Mike D
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