Detailed guide to Siesta key public beach access.

Looking for that perfectly located vacation rental home on Siesta Key? Wether that may be directly on the beach, just a few steps, or a short walk, this detailed guide to Siesta key public beach access points is a great resource to find that idea location for your beach vacation. Siesta Key Beach is massive, but many miss the fact that its actually over 3 miles long and has 12 beach access points, not just at the “main public beach”.

SIESTA BEACH PARK: Main Beach Access

Address: 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Phone: (941) 861-5000

Website: https://www.scgov.net/

Beach Cam: https://www.earthcam.com/usa/florida/sarasota/?cam=siestabeach

Parking: Approx. 800 Vehicles, Some Handicap Parking

Activities and Amenities: 4 Lifeguard Stations, Pet-Friendly, Large Covered Pavilion and Picnic Facilities with Grills, Restrooms, Concessions, Equipment/Facility Rentals, Beach and Floating Wheelchairs Available, Playground Field, Swimming, Sunbathing, Hiking Trails, Fishing, Birding, Beach Volleyball Courts, Lighted Tennis Courts, Bike Racks, Showers, Trash/Recycle Bins

Drum Circle: Sundays at sunset, near Siesta Pavilion (beach side)

Description: Voted #1 Beach in America, with cool aqua water and sugar-white quartz sand, this iconic beach is the crown jewel of Siesta Key, with ample amenities to suit any gathering. Whether relaxing at water’s edge, enjoying one of the volleyball courts with family and friends, picnicking at the pavilion or grilling out at one of the shaded picnic plots, this park is a must-see for anyone visiting Siesta Key.

Aerial of Siesta Key Beach

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Beach Road

Beach Road – Bari

Beach Road – Capri

Beach Road – Tropea

Jamaica Royale

Siesta Verano

Bayside Pointe

Map of Siesta Key Beach

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 1: Shell Beach

Address: 3940 N. Shell Road, Sarasota, FL 34242 (At end of Shell Rd, off of Higel Ave)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: 8 Spaces

Activities and Amenities: Beach Access, Sunbathing, Birding, Fishing, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bench, Trash Can

Description: Set in a quiet residential beachfront neighborhood on the north end of the island, Public Beach Access 1 is nearest to Siesta Key’s north bridge, and offers terrific views of Big Sarasota Pass. As one of the lesser known beach access points on the island, this can be a quiet place to relax and watch boating traffic as it emerges from Sarasota Bay to enter the Gulf of Mexico.

Siesta Key public beach access #1

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Big Pass Hideaway

Garden House

Shell Beach Home

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 2

Address: 10 Beach Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Beach Rd & Avenida Messina)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: 1 ADA Space Only, Otherwise Street Parking w/Permit Only, Foot Traffic

Activities and Amenities: Beach Access, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located a short walk west of Siesta Village at the ruins of an old pier, this beach is especially popular with younger locals and visitors attracted to the pier structure and rocky outcroppings.

Siesta Key public beach access #2

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Avenida De Cortez

Siesta Avenida

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 3

Address: 100 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Beach Rd & Columbus Blvd)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: No Parking – Pedestrian Access Only

Activities and Amenities: Beach Access, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located just south of Sarasota Point (often referred to as Sunset Point) this beautiful and spacious white sand beach is just a short walk west from Siesta Village and is a popular destination for wedding parties, local villagers seeking to avoid the crowds at Siesta Key’s main beach, and guests staying in the immediate area. There is no parking at this beach access, so plan on utilizing the public parking in Siesta Village and then walking to the beach.

Siesta Key public beach access #3

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Avenida De Cortez

Siesta Avenida

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 4

Address: 180 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Beach Rd & Avenida Navarra)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: 4-6 vehicles

Activities and Amenities: Beach Access, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bike Rack, Bench, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located just a short walk southwest of the Siesta Village strip, this beach access offers an expansive beach featuring distinctive tidal pools.

Siesta Key public beach access #4

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Avenida De Cortez

Siesta Avenida

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 5

Address: 200 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Beach Rd & Ocean Blvd)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: 20-30 vehicles

Activities and Amenities: Beach Access, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bench, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located just a short walk directly south of the Siesta Village strip, this beach access offers an expansive beach featuring distinctive tidal pools similar to Beach Access #4, with the difference being lots of parking.

Siesta Key public beach access #5

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Avenida De Cortez

Siesta Avenida

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 7

Address: 402 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: Up to 40 vehicles

Activities and Amenities: Beach Access, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bench, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located next door to Siesta Gulf View Condominium, southwest (and within walking distance) of Siesta Village, this beach path crosses a wide stretch of protected plant life.

Siesta Key public beach access #7

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PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 8

Address: 471 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: Up to 40 vehicles

Activities and Amenities: Beach Access, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bench, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located on the south side of Siesta Gulf View Condominium, this narrow beach path crosses the widest stretch of protected plant life. Catamarans and small sailboats may be found staged near the beach end of this path.

Siesta Key public beach access #8

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PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 9

Address: 507 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Nearest Cross Street: Plaza De Las Palmas)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: Less than 20 vehicles

Activities and Amenities: Bike Rack, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bench, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located between Beach Access 8 and The Ringling Beach House, this long beach path also crosses the widest stretch of protected plant life.

Siesta Key public beach access #9

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Sea-Esta

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 10

Address: 564 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Cross Street: Calle Del Invierno)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: NO PARKING (Pedestrian Access Only)

Activities and Amenities: Bike Rack, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bench, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Similar to Beach Access 8 and 9, this long beach path also crosses the widest stretch of protected plant life.

Siesta Key public beach access #10

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Beach Road

Beach Road – Bari

Beach Road – Capri

Beach Road – Tropea

Siesta Verano

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 11

Address: 690 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Cross Street: Avenida Del Mare)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: NO PARKING (Pedestrian Access Only)

Activities and Amenities: Bike Rack, Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bench, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located on the north end of Siesta Beach, where protected plant life gives way to the widest stretch of beach on the island. Vehicle parking and additional amenities are available just south of this access at Siesta Beach Public Park.

Siesta Key public beach access #11

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Beach Road

Beach Road – Bari

Beach Road – Capri

Beach Road – Tropea

Siesta Verano

Happy Blue Coconuts – Combined

Happy Blue Coconuts – North

Happy Blue Coconuts – South

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 12: Crescent Beach

Address: 6490 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Cross Street: Old Stickney Point Road)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: 20 Vehicles

Activities and Amenities: Sunbathing, Fishing, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bench, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located across the street from Captain Curt’s Crab and Oyster Bar, near the Stickney Point Bridge on the south end of the island, this very narrow beach access requires careful parking. Try to park as close to the street as possible. The location of this access is very popular due to the proximity to the bridge, dining and shopping, so be sure to get there early!

Siesta Key public beach access #12

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Bay Oaks – E01

Miramar

PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS 13: Crescent Beach (at Point of Rocks)

Address: 1000 Point of Rocks Road (Cross Street: Midnight Pass Road)

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: NO PARKING (Pedestrian Access Only), Parking for 20 Vehicles located at Access 12

Activities and Amenities: Sunbathing, Fishing, Snorkeling, Birding, No Lifeguard, No Pets, Bike Rack, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located at the south end of the island on Point of Rocks road, this access is next to the home featured in MTV’s Siesta Key. This popular beach offers great fishing and access to a rocky limestone outcropping which provides the best snorkeling on the island. Guests to the area may be found resting in the shade of a large seawall at the water, from which the rocks extend hundreds of yards parallel to the beach. The water is generally calm and shallow in the mornings, providing clear views of manatee, dolphins and a variety of fish species. Be sure to bring footwear, and watch your step as the rocks can be slippery!

Siesta Key public beach access #13

Siesta Key public beach access #13-2

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Holiday House 1

Holiday House 2

Holiday House 3

Holiday House 4

One Ocean A

One Ocean B

TURTLE PUBLIC BEACH

Address: 8918 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Hours: 6 am – Midnight

Parking: Almost Vehicles

Activities and Amenities: No Lifeguard, Pets Not Allowed, Picnic Facilities with Grills, Playground, Restrooms, Swimming, Sunbathing, Boat Ramps and Docks, Canoe and Kayak Launch on Big Pass Lagoon, Fishing, Birding, Volleyball, Bike Rack, Benches, Trash/Recycle Bins

Description: Located on the narrow south end of the island on the west side of Blind Pass Lagoon, Turtle Beach is known for sunsets, shelling and shark teeth hunting. The soft sand of this beach appears grey as it is comprised of crushed shell and fossils along with some quartz crystal sand. This beach has a steeper incline which drop from ankle-to-waist-deep water. The boat ramp for Blind Pass Lagoon offers eventual access to Little Sarasota Bay, where manatees and dolphins are often spotted in the sheltered, shallow water.

Turtle Beach Campground is located right next door and offers very reasonable rates for tent and RV camping.

Siesta Key public beach access At Turtle Beach

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Siesta Heron 1 – Antigua

Siesta Heron 2 – Bahama

Siesta Heron 3 – Captiva

Siesta Heron 4 – Sand Dollar

Siesta Heron 5 – Key Lime

Siesta Heron 6 – Sunset Suite

Siesta Heron 7 – Heron House