Siesta Key beach hosts the adults and juniors volleyball tournament on May 21-22. See them compete for cash prizes on the white sand of Siesta beach. Watch hard bodies hit the sand to the sound of house/dance music…a unique experience. Details at Dig the Beach.
Spring Break is still happening on Siesta Key Beach! Come on out to the key. Although crowds this time of year can swell to 15-20,000 on the main beach – this beautiful location offers several miles of perfect sand – so you can always find a quiet secluded place if that’s what you’re looking for. Relax in the sun and work on your tan. Right now the beautiful gulf water is the perfect temperature for swimming. And, no matter the temperature, our sand never gets hot on your feet!
The Siesta Key village has live bands and DJs playing music at night, shopping, bikini contests, good food and drinks all within easy walking distance of the beach. Siesta Key is a friendly and welcoming place to spend your spring break vacation.
Siesta Key is a great place to be for Spring Break! And it’s not just a beach destination. During March and April, the island demographics change radically – from mostly snow birds to lots of students on spring break!
During the peak of the season the main beach will have up to 20,000 spring breakers on it, with another 10,000 on the remaining miles of white sand beach. The village changes from quiet and leisurely to party central as more and more students visit during their spring vacation.
And it’s not just the beach you’ll enjoy. Siesta Key village has shopping, restaurants and clubs just off the beach; so you’ll find plenty to do after a day on the sand. Walk around the village, and you’ll hear live bands and DJs playing music in several different night spots. This year 2 bikini contests are on going at two of the clubs in the village. There’s a variety of good food and drinks available within easy walking distance.
Come on out to the island. You’ll find that Siesta Key is a friendly and welcoming, and safe place to spend your spring break vacation. By the way if your not convinced yet, Siesta Key beach was voted the best beach in America.
A new annual event took Sarasota by storm in it’s inaugural year. The amazingly successful event was inspired and directed by 2 master sand sculptors – Bill Knight and Brian Wigglesworth. As experienced sand master sculptors,- unlike any other event directors could – they hit a home run first time up!
The Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition brought 11 teams of master sand sculptors together to compete for cash prizes. The proceeds from the first annual event benefited Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program. In addition to the competition, the event included sand sculpting lessons, an amateur competition, live music, a vendor village and other fun family activities. We were so happy to be there to videotape the entire event.
If you weren’t there for the first year…make sure you don’t miss this year’s event. And if you don’t live here, plan a trip!
Plunge your bare feet into the pure white sand of Siesta Key beach, and you’ll understand how beach sand can be trademarked: Worlds Finest, Whitest Sand™. In fact, in the Great International White Sand Challenge, this sand was scientifically proven to be the world’s finest, whitest finest beach sand. First time visitors are amazed by the temperature of this perfect barefoot beach. The sand is 99% pure quartz, so regardless of the temperature – this incredibly soft sand never heats up!
You just can’t beat this location for a vacation. This wide, flat, crystal white beach is truly kid friendly with its gentle gulf waves. There’s a large shaded pavilion with food, changing rooms and retail shops, a number of picnic areas, tennis courts and a playground.
Dr. Beach ranks beaches using 50 criteria from softness of sand, condition and temperature of the water, slope, currents and sand and water color. He also considers amenities, lifeguards, cleanliness and competition for resources. Siesta Key Beach repeatedly ranks in the top 10 and in 2010 was ranked the #2 beach in US by Dr. Beach.
And Siesta Key isn’t the only great beach in Sarasota County you’ll want to visit. Go diving or look for shark teeth in Venice or enjoy the solitude at Caspersen Beach. And if you have your best friend along – visit Brohard Paw Park and Dog beach. You can let your four legged friend off leash to play in the surf. The park is on the island of Venice at 1600 Harbor Dr. S.
All in all, we locals know how lucky we are to live near these wonderful beaches. Come on down for a vacation, the water’s fine!