One of the best things to do while you are on vacation on Siesta Key is, of course, head to the beach! There are 3 beaches on Siesta Key to choose from, but Siesta Beach is the most popular.
On a beautiful day when the sun is shining and a smooth breeze is coming through, there’s no better way to spend the day than with your toes in the sand, and a dip in beautiful sparkling waters. Siesta Beach has long been known as one of the best beaches in the country and is consistently rated number one by several different organizations. So if you’d like to dedicate a day or even a few hours by the water, it’s definitely the spot to pick.
Siesta Beach is conveniently located at 948 Beach Road a quick drive or walk from our Siesta key resort hotel.
One of the reasons Siesta Beach is such a sought after location is because of its beautiful sand. The nearly pure quartz sand is as fine and soft as sugar, and is a brilliant white color.
The beach, and the land that surrounds it, was purchased back in the 1950’s through a referendum. The park features a historic pavilion honoring famed architect Edward J. Seibert. One other unique thing about Siesta Beach is the weekly sunset drum circle on Sundays that happens right on site.
If you forgot to bring anything with you, you won’t have to worry. Siesta Beach also has a great rental area where you can get chairs, umbrellas, and even beach wheelchairs for the day.
Things to Do
Of course, you can spend the day laying on the soft sand soaking up the sun rays, or jump into the warm and sparkling waters, but there’s more to do at Siesta Beach that just the typical activities.
There are areas within the park that you can cast a line and do some fishing. You can also use the pavilion for a picnic, or choose one of the several other picnic areas to relax.
For sports enthusiasts, there’s a playground for the kids, and a volleyball court and tennis courts to play on. There are also some hiking trails where you can enjoy birdwatching and maybe even spot some of the area’s other wildlife. You can also buy some concessions if you’re looking for a quick refreshing drink or a snack.
As for the beach, lifeguards are on duty while the beach is open to make sure you and your family stays safe while enjoying the beauty of Siesta Beach.
The waters are also notoriously calm and ideal for families with young children. Appropriate floatation devices should be used of course, but it doesn’t get much safer than Siesta Beach, making it frequently listed at the very top of family friendly beach rankings.
Once you’re done with your day at the beach, or if you need to grab a quick lunch, snack, or drink before heading back to the sands, there are plenty of nearby dining options. From outdoor dining, to coffee shops and beach bars, you’ll find whatever you need to refuel. The Daiquiri Deck, Flavio’s Brick Oven and Bar, and Pi Craft Beer & Spirits just a few nearby area favorites.
And anytime you need to pick something up there are a variety of shopping options right in Siesta Village.
Siesta Key Outfitters, Beach Bazaar, and Gidget’s Coastal Provisions in Siesta Village are all great spots to shop for souvenirs, gifts, or to pick up some sunscreen or other items you may have forgotten for your day at Siesta Beach.
Staying At the Resort
One of the best reasons to stay at Tropical Breeze Resort is our proximity to Siesta Beach and location in Siesta Village! You won’t have to worry about Siesta Beach parking, which can sometimes be difficult.
Enjoy our amenity-rich Siesta Key resort hotel by calling us at 941-349-1125. Explore our available rooms and cottages on our website or call us for any questions about the variety of options we have to offer.