Explore Siesta Key’s Beaches on Your Next Vacation

If you’re hoping to spend your vacation to Siesta Key on the beach, you might be wondering what the beaches are for you to get your tan on. Maybe you’re looking for a calmer beach to have a picnic with your sweetheart, or maybe you need a family-friendly location with lots of amenities. This article will outline the three must-see beaches on your next trip to Siesta Key, all easily accessible from any of our Siesta Key condos.

Siesta key at sunset

Siesta Beach

Siesta Beach is on the North end of Siesta Key and is one of the most popular beaches in the area. It’s an excellent place to walk, ride your bike, or take the free island trolley to explore the rest of the island. Looking to grab a bite to eat? Feel free to check out their café that overlooks the beach. What better way to watch the sunrise or sunset? There are also plenty of picnic areas and shaded playground areas for you to spend some quality time with your family. 

More of a sports person? Siesta Beach also offers a plethora of volleyball and tennis courts, fishing, and boating areas. There is a lifeguard on duty, so Siesta Beach is a place you can feel safe and comfortable bringing the whole family. 

Turtle Beach

Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach is the most private public beach on Siesta Key and was recently ranked as having the world’s finest, whitest sands! Head to the Southern end of the beach, where you can see the famous Point of Rocks, home to the best snorkeling area on the whole island. You’ll get to experience an abundance of colorful marine life and coral reef formations. If you are looking to do some snorkeling while on vacation, Crescent Beach is the beach for you!

This beach makes the perfect place to spend the day with your loved one. Come for the sunrise for a breathtaking view, bring an afternoon picnic for lunch, or wade in the water at sunset. No matter when you come, you’ll have much of the beach to yourself and can make unforgettable memories together.

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach is located toward the southernmost tip of Siesta Key. Unlike previous beaches mentioned, it is quite narrower and has a steeper incline and slightly darker sand. Beachcombers and collectors of shells particularly love it here. You could spend your whole trip simply collecting rare and interesting shells on the beach’s shores!

Looking to be active on your vacation? There are plenty of bike rentals and trails available to you at Turtle Beach. There are also volleyball courts, picnic tables, and even a horseshoe pit for you to try out while on vacation. If fishing and boating are more of your things, there are several boat launching areas for you to dock your boat and explore the island. With so many options, Turtle Beach is a must-see destination on Siesta Key. 

Where to Stay

Once you’re done exploring the beaches near Siesta Key, you’ll need a place to relax. Excelsior Condos is proud to offer everything you need for a fantastic vacation. We specialize in two- to three-bedroom sized condos on the bayside and beachfront of Siesta Key. Whether you are looking for something beachside, close to town, or pet-friendly, Excelsior Condos will have you covered. Each of our units is private and usually provide heated swimming pools and other outdoor amenities you will need to make sure your trip is just right. Contact us today to learn more about all or our Siesta Key beach rentals!


Excelsior Condominiums
6263 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key
Sarasota, Florida 34242
Phone: (941)349-2001
Email: info@excelsiorcondos.com
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