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