At the southern end of Siesta Key is Turtle Beach. The sand is a bit coarser and the beach drops off more dramatically, but that means the snorkeling and shelling is better. Turtle Beach has no lifeguards, but there’s free parking with picnic tables, a playground, showers and restrooms. It may not be as popular as Siesta Beach, but if you can’t find a parking space at Siesta Beach, Turtle Beach will have plenty available.
Boaters will also enjoy parking their trailers and launching boats into the lagoon for a day on the water.
Parking is free and fairly plentiful
There is also a boat launch that accesses the bay
The vacation rentals in this area of 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 Turtle Beach. Visitors come from all over the world… so book early and enjoy your stay on this island paradise RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS
DIRECTIONS: From Sarasota/Bradenton airport, go south on Tamiami Trail (US 41) to Stickney Point Rd. Turn right (west), go over drawbridge, turn left (south) at traffic light, go approximately 3 miles. Turtle Beach is on the right.
From I-75, Take exit #205, go west on Clark Rd., cross Tamiami Trail (US 41) over the Stickney Point drawbridge. Turn left (south) at traffic light. Go approximately 3 miles – Turtle Beach is on the right.