In 2011, Siesta Beach was described as being “The Best Beach in America” by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach). The beautiful blue water and fine white sand played the biggest role in earning Siesta Beach the top spot on the list.
The sand on Siesta Beach is 99% quartz, making it the whitest beach sand in the world and allowing it to stay cool under your feet even on the hottest days. The beach gradually slopes into the clearest waters on the Gulf of Mexico. This gentle slope makes for one of the best beaches to walk on, lounge on or picnic on.
Year round lifeguard protection and shallow waters make Siesta one of the safest beaches in the county and great for the whole family. Some of the amenities on the beach include: concession stands, restrooms, showers, shaded playground and picnic areas, tennis and volleyball courts.
Within walking distance from the beach is Siesta Key Village, filled with a wide variety of restaurants and shops. There is an excellent selection of restaurants that are near Siesta Key or right on the beach.
Siesta Beach is located in Sarasota County which has a rich history and is home to some of the best vacation activities in Florida.
Come see for yourself why Siesta Beach is being called the best beach in America. Make plans to stay at one of these vacation rentals on the beach and enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer.