Siesta Key Florida
Siesta Key is an 8 mile long crescent-shaped barrier island off the southwestern coast of Florid. Accessible by 2 bridges it is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and only a short drive from downtown Sarasota.
Home to 3 amazing beaches sharing the same crystal clear gulf waters:
- Siesta Beach
2001 the Travel Channel named "The Best Sand Beach in America" because of its 99% pure quartz sand that stays cool under your feet and is also home to The Crystal Classic, master sand sculpting competition in the fall and the Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest in the spring.
- Crescent Beach
1987 Great International Sand Challenge rated the sand at Crescent beach as "The World's Finest, Whitest Sand™"
- Turtle Beach
The sportier of the 3 offering many picnic areas, a playground, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, as well as a boat launch area and fishing is permitted in the adjacent Blind Pass Lagoon
The waters surrounding Siesta Key are perfect for all your water sports including, parasailing, sailboarding, fishing and snorkeling. Siesta Key is also a very popular destination for bird watchers, being home to many different kinds of birds such as terns, plovers, ibis, spoonbills, storks, snowy egret, sand hill cranes, great heron and many more.