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About Siesta Beach, Siesta Key

Siesta Beach (sometimes known as Siesta Key Beach) is a beach located on Siesta Key, Florida, United States. The sand is 99% pure quartz, soft and cool on the feet. The many awards it has earned include: * "the whitest and finest sand in the world" (The Great International Beach Challenge, 1987), * "The Best Sand Beach in America" (The Travel Channel, 2004), * "The Best Beach in America" (Dr. Beach, 2011). * 2015 awarded #1 U.S. Beach (TripAdvisor source Orlando Sentinel February 18, 2015) Siesta Beach is located on Beach Road on Siesta Key. Siesta Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world. At the "Great International White Sand Beach Challenge" held in 1987, it was recognized as having the "whitest and finest sand in the world." Unlike beaches elsewhere that are made up mostly of pulverized coral, Siesta Beach's sand is 99% quartz, most of which coming from the Appalachian Mountains. Even on the hottest days, the sand is so reflective that it feels cool underfoot. It's estimated that the sand on Siesta Beach and Crescent Beach on Siesta Key is millions of years old, having its origin in the Appalachians and flowing down the rivers from the mountains until it eventually was deposited on the shores of Siesta Key. Shallow water depth in the near shore area together with year round lifeguard protection, makes this one of the safest beaches in the county and great for small children. The southern portion of Siesta Beach is alternatively called Crescent Beach, which extends to the sea wall and Point of Rocks, an area with coral and active marine life.


Overview of Siesta Beach

Welcome to the page of Siesta Beach. This is a place of interest in the city of Siesta Key in United States. Siesta Beach is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

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  • Easy to get to (from Fort Myers), easy to find parking in the huge lot and to get a space on the sand (granted, it's midday on Thursday), and easy to shower off at one of several rinsing stations. The beach is beautiful: the sand is like sugar and the water is clear and perfect. Too bad it's 90 minutes from where I live.

  • Cool sand, activities set up for public use. Nice facilities. Crowded, but for good reason; it's an awesome beach!

  • Voted #1 Beach in the U.S.A .... Again! Easy to see why. Soft white sand, Free parking ( be an early bird to ensure you get a spot ) crystal clear calm waters...its a blast!

  • Plenty of room to play with quartz sand keeping things cool. Grills to cook on with a snack bar, bath rooms and showers to get the sand off. Beautiful sunsets and nice people to meet.

  • Absolutely beautiful beach. Powder white sand. Lots of folks out in the morning exercising. Good sunset crowd. Every Sunday there are drummers that jam a couple of hours before sunset.

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