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“Great alternative to Siesta Public Beach”
Review of Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach
Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

In the heart of "season", parking at Siesta Public beach can be a real challenge. While the white "sugar sand" there gives it huge appeal, Turtle Beach about 6 miles to the south is a quiet, less crowded and less developed alternative. The sand is tan and rather ordinary, the beach is not as broad, there are no lifeguards, and the rest rooms are a good block walk to the east. But the water is still the Gulf of Mexico and this beach is a favorite of locals.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was a quiet beach with good facilities and we had good luck with parking... white sand goes forever.

Thank solazT
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

I local from Brenenden had recommended this beach to me. It is not as crowded as Siesta Key Beach and it is a sea shell collectors haven. Shell were everywhere. The added bonus for me was as I walked along the waters edge several schools of baby manta rays swam not more than 3 feet from me. Pleny of parking and clean bathrooms. Worth a visit with the kids.

Thank edcarmona
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

The beach was excellent for surf fishing caught some flounder whiting along with some saltwater drum and one shark. It was not as crowded as Siesta Key Beach, but the sand was not as nice as either.

Thank hawkohio
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a quiet beach with local campers and people looking for a quiet area to enjoy their books, or the views. When we were there, Hurricane Sandy had recently gone through so the water was brown.

1  Thank TheLGFour
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