Siesta Key Webcam
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Are you looking for a beach that has topped Dr. Beach’s list of the Best U.S. Beaches or has landed Trip Advisor’s coveted #1 spot as America’s Best Beach? Maybe you have heard this beach mentioned as being #1 on AARP’s list of Best American Beaches. Or maybe you just know beach perfection when you see it. Whatever you’re looking for in a one-of-a-kind beautiful beach destination, you will find it all at Siesta Key Beach. Known and touted for its silky soft sands that stretch as far as the eye can see, and with a composition of over 99% quartz, the sands of Siesta Key Beach are always cool and comforting to your feet and the views are satisfying to your soul. Siesta Key Beach transcends a day at the beach into an experience you will find yourself seeking for the rest of your life. Yes, this is where aquamarine waters make a wonderful water playground for colorful tropical fish and coral reefs. This is also the place where sensational sunsets close out the day with a spectacular display of nature’s most vibrant hues, saying farewell yet, beckoning you back for another day of play.
This world-famous and locally beloved stretch of beach draws tourists and locals who have read about it, seen pictures of it, spent hours planning for it, and now have the opportunity to make the trek to Siesta Key Beach in person. Movie stars, actors, and lucky locals enjoy the beauty and serenity of Siesta Key and its gorgeous beaches. The island has three beach areas, and Siesta Key Beach is the most popular public beach with lifeguards, restrooms, tennis courts, picnic tables, volleyball courts, a playground area, and over 950 parking spaces. On Sundays, just like clockwork, beachgoers of all types gather on the beach for the Siesta Key Drum Circle. This is a great Sarasota pastime, celebrating the glory of the setting sun with the hypnotic drum tapping of sometimes hundreds of attendees.
Siesta Key Village is a quaint gathering of boutiques, eateries, souvenir shops and nightlife destinations. Celebrate the year-round sunshine and moderate temperatures found in this part of the Gulf of Mexico with windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, paddleboarding and much more. The island’s accommodations feature charming bungalows and quirky cottages intermingled with eye-catching mansions kept private with natural Florida foliage. Hotels and condominiums provide great options for visitors and the preferred mode of transportation is a bike, surrey, or a nice stroll on foot. Several popular annual events are held on Siesta Key including a popular sand sculpting event along with a grand 4th of July fireworks celebration.
Step foot on Siesta Key Beach and you’ll understand what all the hoopla is about. Look out over the Gulf of Mexico in all its splendor and wonder if the water that clear is found anyplace else in the world. Smell the salty air and feel the sun warm your shoulders as you hunt for shells. This is Siesta Key Beach, and you’re going to see why it truly is America’s #1 Beach.