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Review of Siesta Beach

Siesta Beach
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Siesta Key
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Owner description: Public swimming beach known for its clean, hard-packed sand.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 22 May 2014

What a beautiful beach..the sand is made up of quartz, so it doesn't get hot..its soft white and powdery. The water is clean and very shallow...if you're lucky you can have a manatee swim near you....we saw two dolphins swim by...there were a few rough water days where the currents would pull you, but the shallowness created a false safety...we saw a few people on tubes get pulled way out...if you go to an area where there are no lifeguards...pay attention....one day we walked out to a sand bar and picked up sand dollars. (Proceed with caution) its a beautiful ocean, there are fish and mammals living there...enjoy

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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Sugar sand, tourmaline color water, clean beach. It can be crowded some days. Good for families. Free parking

1  Thank Ktkim K
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Most beautiful beach I've seen. Sand is like walking in confectioner's sugar, water was so inviting and the sun was just perfect. The beach itself is very clean, they do a great job on up keep.

1  Thank Gloria L
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I last went to Siesta Key Public Beach back in 2000, so it has been a long time since I've visited. I went again this past Saturday a bit late in the day. Parking is free, the beach is free, so it's a great free day. There was beach volleyball with loud music, so it wasn't a peaceful scene that day, but the sand was just as beautiful as I remember it, powdery, white and cool on your feet. The water, however, did not look as clean as I remembered it, which made me a bit sad, and people had left their garbage all over. A chip clip, a soda can, food, cigarette butts...come on people! Clean up after yourselves! You've been privileged to visit one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches I've ever seen and you leave your garbage all over to get washed away into the ocean for some poor sea animal to eat and then die? It's one thing if it's an accident, but these items were deliberately left behind on the sand. Shameful!

1  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

What a gorgeous beach! So easy to walk on - sand doesn't get hot, there aren't too many shells. The beach is huge. The central, public portion of the beach was crowded on weekends, but much better during the week. The parking lot is huge and was free, but come any later than 10 am and you might have a problem. Love that they have umbrella and chair rentals and concessions and restrooms. Just an extremely beautiful, peaceful place to be. Sunsets are gorgeous.

Thank Juliel85
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