The Public Beach on Siesta Key is the largest beach and the most popular. Weekends require an early arrival for (free) parking – while it lasts. Famous for its cool, soft, white, crystal-quartz sand, this beach attracts people of all ages. Young families will appreciate the shallow placid waters and compact sand for castle building and wading. Opportunities abound for the active set like skim boarding, kite surfing and snorkeling. Bikers, joggers and walkers are a mainstay and there’s always a game of volley ball on one of 10 courts.
Amenities include lifeguards, concessions, picnic tables & grills, rest rooms and showers. 10 volleyball courts, 4 tennis courts and shaded playgrounds. Also available from lifeguards: Reclining, floating wheelchairs capable of powering through deep sand and water.
Named “Best Beach in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine
The vacation rentals on Siesta Key are numerous and varied. From luxurious resorts, rental condominiums & villas to apartment efficiencies and motel rooms, most offer private beaches or beach access within a short distance of Siesta Beach. Visitors come from all over the world… so book early and enjoy your stay in this island paradise.
DIRECTIONS: From Sarasota/Bradenton airport, go south on Tamiami Trail (US 41) to Siesta Drive. Turn right (west), go over drawbridge, bear left at traffic light, turn right at second traffic light. Siesta Beach is on the left.
From I-75, Take exit #205, go west on Clark Rd., cross Tamiami Trail (US 41) over the Stickney Point drawbridge. Turn right (north) at traffic light. Go through second traffic light – Siesta Beach is on the left.