Siesta Key Beach

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Siesta Key beach
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Frequently cited as the USA's best beach on account of its brilliant white sand, turquoise waters and laid back feel, Siesta Key is a worthy contender for the title. Located on the eight mile long Gulf Coast barrier island of Siesta Key the beach here is made from some of the finest sand on the planet; 99% quartz, the white sand is apparently unusually cool and soft - good enough in fact to have been named "the whitest and finest sand in the world" at one point.
Like many of the other barrier islands wildlife abounds on Siesta Key. The mangrove shores are home to many wading birds, the beaches backed by low sand dunes and the clear water alive with 100s of types of fish.
Siesta Key beach is also renown for its annual Sand Sculpture Contest held every November, and if that wasn't enough every Sunday evening the Siesta Beach Drum Circle meet to bang out rhythms to the setting sun.

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Siesta Key Beach Weather Info

5 Day Siesta Key Beach UV Index

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Siesta Key Beach tide times & sea state

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
19:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:20
Sunset18:02
Dark18:27

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 25mph
13:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:20
Sunset18:03
Dark18:28

Thu 23/01 »

Surf report for Thu 23/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:19
Sunset18:04
Dark18:28

Fri 24/01 »

Surf report for Fri 24/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:54
Sunrise07:19
Sunset18:04
Dark18:29

Sat 25/01 »

Surf report for Sat 25/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 14mph
19:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:54
Sunrise07:19
Sunset18:05
Dark18:30

Sun 26/01 »

Surf report for Sun 26/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:54
Sunrise07:18
Sunset18:06
Dark18:31

Today's weather

Clear sky

7 °C
(44 °F)

Moderate breeze, 20.9 km/h from N

Sea temperature

19.8°C / 67.7°F

Rating

Average: 3.7 (3 votes)

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