By Tammy DeLosh Florida Gulf Beaches No Comments
Siesta Key Beach is one of the world’s finest, according to many travel polls. They are regularly in the Top 10 list for best beaches in the USA as well as the world. When you arrive at your Siesta Key vacation home, get your car packed for a day full of family fun in the sun. With more than 950 parking, places you will still need and early start to be assured of a spot. The Beach offers: Rest rooms, Outdoor showers, Picnic tables, Playground, Tennis courts and Beach volleyball court. Several Life Guards along the way to keep a watchful eye on you and your loved ones. They are staffed year around and are mostly locals and can be a helpful source of information.
You will notice soon that the sand does not hold heat like most beaches. Made up of mostly quartz instead of crushed coral, it stays cooler. Even children will be able to play in it without burning their little feet. The shores tend to be shallow for a long way out, which allows for an ample area of play, or setting up the beach chairs right in. the water. Enjoy the tiny Coquina shells that line the shore like tiny pebbles. Until they dig back down and the silky sand covers over. The children love these little facets of nature as well as the entertaining shore birds.
Several hammocks adorn the shaded areas, as free spirit beach goers set up for comfort. For that true “Toes in the Sand” feel, prop your chair at the edge of the surf, for a refreshing splash tide rolls in. Many independent vendors are selling food, frozen drinks and even colorful braid ties, along the entrance area. The concessions are open quite late and offer much to eat and drink. Bring your Umbrella, Cabana, and sunscreen. With world travelers stopping here, you are sure to make friends with some interesting people. This expanse of Beach allows plenty of space for sunning, surfing, Frisbee, and much more. Pack a picnic or eat at the concession, you will not want to leave.
The main Pavilion offers Special needs chairs to transport a guest to their destination on the beach, and bring it back for the next person. Make sure they have a beach chair as these are only meant for transport. Come for the Drum Circle on Sunday evenings. Try your hand at dancing; join in on the drumming, or twirling baton, or hula hoops. Some regular attenders bring enough to share. Don’t be shy, give it a try. The easy going Island music is sure to draw you into the dance.
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