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

Fri 23/08 »

Surf report for Fri 23/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 10mph
14:00 1ft 2s  °  ° 10mph
20:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:05
Sunset20:00
Dark20:24

Sat 24/08 »

Surf report for Sat 24/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 11mph
14:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 15mph
20:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:05
Sunset19:59
Dark20:23

Sun 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 7mph
14:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 8mph
20:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:06
Sunset19:58
Dark20:22

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 4mph
14:00 0ft 3s  °  ° 7mph
20:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:06
Sunset19:57
Dark20:21

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 10mph
14:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 13mph
20:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:07
Sunset19:56
Dark20:20

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 15mph
14:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 19mph
20:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:07
Sunset19:55
Dark20:19

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

28 °C
(82 °F)

Moderate breeze, 20.9 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

27.9°C / 82.2°F

Rating

Average: 3.7 (3 votes)

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