Siesta Key Beach (Siesta Beach)
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
Current weather (Wed Feb 26th 02:00)
18°C / 64°F
Week weather forecast
Wed 26th24°C / 75°F
Thu 27th13°C / 55°F
Fri 28th14°C / 57°F
Sat 29th16°C / 61°F
Sun 01st19°C / 66°F
Mon 02nd23°C / 73°F
5 Day Siesta Key Beach UV Index
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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 light 06:33 Sunrise 06:57 Sunset 18:28 Dark 18:52
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 light 06:33 Sunrise 06:56 Sunset 18:29 Dark 18:52
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 light 06:32 Sunrise 06:55 Sunset 18:30 Dark 18:53
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 light 06:31 Sunrise 06:54 Sunset 18:30 Dark 18:54
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 light 06:30 Sunrise 06:53 Sunset 18:31 Dark 18:54
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 light 06:29 Sunrise 06:52 Sunset 18:31 Dark 18:55