The Beach Guide

Siesta Key Beach (Siesta Beach)

Siesta Key Beach - USA
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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.

Nearest city

South Sarasota

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Siesta Key Beach Weather Info

Current weather (Wed Feb 26th 02:00)

Rain

(Rain)
18°C / 64°F

Sea temperature
19.2°C
66.6°F
Wind NNE
Rain 0.9mm
Sunrise 07:11
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Wed 26th
Heavy rain 24°C / 75°F S

9 mph
14 km/h

Thu 27th
Partly cloudy 13°C / 55°F NNW

14 mph
23 km/h

Fri 28th
Partly cloudy 14°C / 57°F NW

9 mph
15 km/h

Sat 29th
Clear sky 16°C / 61°F NNW

14 mph
22 km/h

Sun 01st
Partly cloudy 19°C / 66°F ESE

8 mph
13 km/h

Mon 02nd
Partly cloudy 23°C / 73°F S

12 mph
19 km/h

5 Day Siesta Key Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Siesta Key Beach tide times & sea state

  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 11mph
    13:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 16mph
    19:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 26mph
    Tide times
    High 1:40am (1.63m)
    Low 8:42am (0.11m)
    High 2:21pm (1.33m)
    Low 8:40pm (0.34m)
    Daylight
    First light06:33
    Sunrise06:57
    Sunset18:28
    Dark18:52
  • Thu 27/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 27/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 25mph
    13:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
    19:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
    Tide times
    High 2:24am (1.49m)
    Low 8:59am (0.28m)
    High 2:46pm (1.46m)
    Low 9:29pm (0.24m)
    Daylight
    First light06:33
    Sunrise06:56
    Sunset18:29
    Dark18:52
  • Fri 28/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 28/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
    13:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
    19:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
    Tide times
    High 3:11am (1.31m)
    Low 9:11am (0.45m)
    High 3:17pm (1.57m)
    Low 10:25pm (0.16m)
    Daylight
    First light06:32
    Sunrise06:55
    Sunset18:30
    Dark18:53
  • Sat 29/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 29/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 23mph
    13:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
    19:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
    Tide times
    High 4:06am (1.13m)
    Low 9:12am (0.60m)
    High 3:51pm (1.65m)
    Low 11:32pm (0.09m)
    Daylight
    First light06:31
    Sunrise06:54
    Sunset18:30
    Dark18:54
  • Sun 01/03 »
    Surf report for Sun 01/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
    13:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 8mph
    19:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 5mph
    Tide times
    High 5:14am (0.94m)
    Low 8:58am (0.73m)
    High 4:32pm (1.70m)
    Daylight
    First light06:30
    Sunrise06:53
    Sunset18:31
    Dark18:54
  • Mon 02/03 »
    Surf report for Mon 02/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 2ft 3s  °  ° 17mph
    13:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 17mph
    19:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    Low 12:50am (-0.00m)
    High 6:59am (0.81m)
    Low 8:18am (0.80m)
    High 5:19pm (1.73m)
    Daylight
    First light06:29
    Sunrise06:52
    Sunset18:31
    Dark18:55

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