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    The sand of Siesta Key

    by Madasabull Written Dec 12, 2013
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    I know a spent time bigging up the sand on the beaches of Siesta Key, but as Crescent Beach was voted America's #1 Beach, I feel it deserves a little review of it's own.

    Like I have said, I have seen nicer beaches, but never nicer sand, and rarely a beach so easy and nice to walk along.

    A report states: “The sand from Siesta Key is 99% pure quartz grains, the grains being somewhat angular in shape. The soft floury texture of the sand is due to its very fine grain size. It contains no fragments of coral and no shell. The fineness of the sand, which gives it its powdery softness, is emphasized by the fact that the quartz is a very hard substance, graded at seven in the hardness scale of 10, the diamond being rated 10 in that scale."

    Well that report is well and good, but really, the best test is to put your feet in it.

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    Fishing in Siesta Key

    by Madasabull Written Dec 12, 2013
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    I don't know what it is, but trying to find places to fish in Florida is an art in itself. It's the sea, it should be free for everyone to fish in, from anywhere, but oh no, not in Florida. I have no idea if fishing in the sea costs in other States, but it shouldn't you know.

    I understand private lakes and river fishing, but not the sea. Anyway, no way was I going to get a fishing permit, and no way was I not going to fish. So we searched all over Siesta Key for a place to fish, for free.

    Not only is it hard to find a place to fish for free, it's really hard to even find a place to fish at all. How can so many people own so much of a coastline, it's madness. OK, so I would like to own a little bit of my own coastline, but that's not my point. We struggled to find anywhere that said we could fish, for free.

    And then, while driving down the main drag, we spotted an empty building plot, and we drove onto the uneven ground. And there it was, a little jetty on the edge of the plot, leading into a bit of flooded mangrove. Perfect. We turned up nearly every day here for a few hours to relax and fish. And even caught fish big enough to fillet and fry back at our digs.

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    A lovely walk on a beautiful beach.

    by Madasabull Written Dec 12, 2013
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    If there is one thing that stands out most, it's the beach, and just walking on the beach is a joy.

    Lot's of people are walking up and down the beach, all the time. And it's so easy to see why. The beach is firm at the waters edge, and firm and flat for quite a wide part too.

    It's warm here, with birds diving in the water near you for fish, people riding bikes on the firm waters edge, and people just sun bathing and lay on their towels on the soft white sand farther from the waters edge.

    The sunset is also something else, check out my Siesta Key video showing the sunset.

    Beautiful beaches sums up Siesta Key for me.

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    Visit Siesta Beach

    by Gillybob Written Jul 20, 2010
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    Siesta Key has a wonderful, laid-back feel to it. I only had a short visit here but I spent that time on the beach where, in October, the waters were wonderfully warm and the sand pristine and white. In fact, it was a good job I had my sunglasses with me because the reflection from the sand was very bright.

    The beach is very clean and was not overly busy. What was really nice, is that the sand doesn't get too hot - so you can happily take your shoes (and socks) off and let it get in between your toes!! LOL!!!

    Siesta Beach has won a number of awards including :

    1987 - Great International White Sand Challenge
    2004 - Best Sand Beach in America

    Siesta Beach looks out onto the Gulf of Mexico and has a lovely shallow edge so you can paddling along to your heart's content; it also benefits from year-round lifeguard protection.

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    Nightlife island style

    by tvdandy Updated Nov 16, 2009

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    What is nice about the nightlife in Siesta Key is that all the bars are walking distance in Siesta Village. Many open air pubs with live reggae music streaming out. Very fun, but not out of control, this has a much more relaxed vibe compared to Miami Beach

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    The Village Stroll

    by tvdandy Written Nov 16, 2009

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    Siesta Village, Siesta Key, FL
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    A good way to kill a afternoon or evening is to stroll Siesta Village. This is about a 4 block radius, so an easy walk. Here you will find your standard surf shops, coffeehouses, restaurants with outdoor seating, open air bars built in that classic old school Florida style with wooden planks. Very safe and friendly with some old school Florida character

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    Why everybody else goes, the beach!

    by tvdandy Written Nov 16, 2009
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    90% of the reason to go to Siesta Key is the beach. As I said, I cannot emphasize enough how soft and cool the white sands feel on your feet even during the hottest days. The public beach has about 800 parking spaces, so get there early.

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    Check out Turtle Beach!

    by tpangelinan Written May 24, 2009

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    If Siesta Beach is too full the ncheck out Turtle Beach, another beautiful beach here on Siesta Key. Lots of parking, clean water and beach, perfect. Turtle Beach is located near the south end of the island.

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    The Shelling is good here

    by tpangelinan Written May 24, 2009

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    If you like shelling you will have good luck here. The beaches here are great to take a walk and pick up shells so bring a bag with you. if you have little ones this is a great way to keep them busy, bring several bags!

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    Go to the Beach! Siesta Beach

    by tpangelinan Written May 24, 2009

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    Siesta Beach is one of the most perfect beaches we have been to. The beautiful white sand is 99% pure quartz which not your normal crushed coral & shells or rock sand. It very soft, ground finer then sugar and people have said it never get hot. The waves are very calm, great for playing with the little ones. The water is a perfect temp, clean and clear, our kind of water and the sand is great for walks. Park is free but get there ealry because I have read that it fills up quick but there is plenty of parking at Turtle Beach.

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  • Tropical Wine Tastings

    by NatureGurl Written Apr 18, 2009

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    Siesta Key Tropical Wines

    We stumbled upon this wine shop in the Siesta Village last weekend and they have daily wine tastings of really different types of wines: like mango, pineapple, even carrot. It sounds like it wouldn't be good - but it really was - and I normally don't like fruity wines. We tried almost all their wines and ended up buying a case and having it shipped home. The shop is really cute too - the owner did a fantastic job of making it a 'tropical' wine store with all kinds of cool stuff to look at while your tasting your wines! If you want something different to do in Siesta Key... this is a must visit!

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    Crescent Beach

    by vhasouth Written Aug 20, 2005

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    Crescent Beach

    Crescent Beach is basically the same as the famous Siesta Public Beach. Crescent DOES NOT have the lifeguards or the public facilities. It is a smaller beach with limited parking, but if you want to get away from the crowds, this is the place!!

    At the point on Crescent Beach is where we were told to go snorkeling, as you can see the surf was a little rough. Maybe next time!!

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    Turtle Beach

    by vhasouth Written Aug 20, 2005

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    Turtle Beach

    Turtle Beach is located approx. 5-7 miles south of Siesta Public Beach. It is a great beach for shelling. This beach has a greater slope than the other beaches. It is usually less crowded than the others as well. Facilities include: restrooms, boat launching ramps, picnic shelters & horseshoe pit.

    The sand here is coarser than Siesta & Crescent.

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    Snorkeling

    by vhasouth Written Jun 29, 2005

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    Point of Rocks - Crescent Beach

    On the edge of Crescent Beach is a place called "Point of Rocks". We were told that this is a wonderful place to snorkel. There's supposed to be a good variety of tropical fish. When we were there the surf was too rough to try snorkeling. But the water was so clear I couldn't resist this picture. Yes, there is 1 guy standing on the rocks fishing. I'm not sure how he was doing though!

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    Bicycle Surfing

    by vhasouth Written Jun 29, 2005

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    Bike Surfing @ Crescent Beach

    While at Crescent Beach we saw this guy literally riding his bike as hard as he could into the surf. He would keep pedaling until he would fall off his bike, then he would get off, push the bike back to the sand, hop back on and do it again!!

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