Siesta Key Beach: The Best Beach in Florida

Allegedly Siesta Key Beach is the #1 beach in America.

Siesta Key BeachThe first time I visited Siesta Key Beach was in the Spring, during “busy season” here in Florida.

The second time I visited was yesterday.

I preferred yesterday.

“busy season” in Florida is, of course, when it gets cold everywhere else in the country. I’m from Wisconsin so I can attest to the fact that the summers there are beautiful. No one wants to go to Florida in the summer.

In the winter, everyone wants to go to Florida.

Like I said, Siesta has been named the #1 beach in America by TripAdvisor. In my opinion, there are two things that make Siesta Key Beach the best beach in Florida.

The sand

IMG_9600_2The sand at Siesta is the most amazing sand I have ever felt in my life, and that’s not an exaggeration at all.

It is almost pure white and on a truly sunny day it looks almost like snow in photographs. As awesome as snow on a beach is, it’s not even the best thing about this magical sand.

The sand at Siesta Key Beach is almost 99% pure quartz, meaning it:

A) feels like silk on your feet

B) is always nice cool temperature, not cold, just enjoyably cool.

Tons of space


Even in spring during busy season, I never felt like I was on top of anyone. which is more then I can say for a lot of popular beaches.

Because the water on Siesta Key Beach is relatively clear and shallow, and currents are easy (i.e., it is not a surfing beach) it’s a very popular spot for people with small children.

bottom line: thumbs up.

Siesta Key Beach was named the best beach in Florida in 2015. I took to the sand and the shores to find out if it really was worth all the hype. So is Siesta Key really the best beach in Florida?

What’s the best beach you’ve ever been too?


  • If i wasn’t sold before on coming down during the “busy season,” I am now. p.s. LOVE your suit in the first pic!

  • It looks beautiful there!

  • You forgot to mention the most important part – DID you get those gorgeous beachy waves you hear about that people pay so much money to have in a bottle?

    • Beachy waves in your hair…..***

    • lol. i am guilty of being one of those people who pays to have “beach hair” come from a bottle, but in my defense i’ve lived in wisconsin my whole life until now. wisconsin = no salt for beach hair 🙁

  • I’m not typically a beach girl (I’d prefer the mountains or a fun city to explore) – that said, this beach looks gorgeous. The sand seems so fine and white! I’d definitely like to be relaxing on a beach now that I’ve been so busy with Miss Charlotte. It’d be nice to just chill out and not have to think or chase after her for a few days! 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying your trip!

    • im about a 1/3 of a mountain girl 1/3 beach girl 1/3 big city girl! each one of them makes me appreciate things about the other. there sure is something nice about sitting on a beach listening to the waves and reading a book.