One thing that truly is a blessing is living here in Florida with our beautiful sandy beaches. Visitors come from around the world to just take a glimpse of our salt life as they bask in our hot sun. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t see license plates from different states and countries visiting our sunshine state.
Central Florida is known for their family theme parks like Disney World, Sea World and Universal. Even though most families love to be entertained by thrilled rides or visiting Mickey, there is certainly more to Florida than attractions. From our world class dining, themed dinner shows or our belly filling buffets, the state of Florida has become one to love.
Attractions such as water parks are a great place to cool off during the day but nothing compares to our beaches.
Depending on where you want to visit, the beaches on the east coast of Florida give you the fresh sea breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. When visiting our beaches on the west coast of Florida, you will find the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico which is my favorite when I wanna catch some rays.
Finding that one spot on a white or powder sand beach seems easy enough for most, but finding a place to relax and enjoy some fun in the sun is ones destination of paradise and I found that in Siesta Key my new love interest.
Siesta Key has been voted as the number 1 beach in the U.S. because of it’s soft white sand and beautiful waters from Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. Being that most beaches elsewhere are made up mostly from coral, Siesta Key is made up from Quartz. A fun fact about Siesta Keys is how old it is. It’s actually over millions of years old. Amazing right? You will be happy to know that all year long you will find a lifeguard on duty at Siesta Key Beach. What makes this beach one of my top beaches to visit in Florida is how family friendly it is. Being that the shore is in swallow water depths, it’s great for children to play or swim.
The last time we visited it was free to park in one of their 800 spots available. But get there early or you will be circling around until you see someone leaving which could take awhile since most beach goers don’t leave until early afternoon.
On the beach of Siesta Key, you will also find public bathrooms, picnic tables, playgrounds and outdoor showers for rinsing off. Feel free to pack a cooler with your drinks and snacks for your day trip. It is also legal to drink alcoholic beverages on Sarasota County beaches like Siesta Key, but remember no glass containers.
On the south end of Siesta Key, it’s known as Turtle Beach. Turtle Beach offers free boat ramp access and is a great place to collect shark teeth which makes a fun Florida souvenir.
The Florida UV rays are quite powerful so protecting your skin with the proper sunblock is highly recommended. Just speaking from experience, the last thing you want is a sun burn to happen while vacationing. Protecting your skin is important and will reduce any wrinkles or aging of your skin. So you plan on visiting one of Florida’s Beaches then load up on your sunscreen and specially on your children.
If your looking to rent a boat and go fishing Great! Perhaps you want to indulge in some water sports like parasailing and kayaking. Awesome!
You can find out more information about these great beach recreation activities by visiting Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce prior to your visit.
Siesta Key is a popular destination for adults and families. With plenty of action during the day and night, you will find souvenir shops, boutiques, local restaurants and accommodations to keep you busy.
So when your looking to get away from our central Florida theme park world, head west to the Siesta Key Beach and enjoy your salt life vacation.
Thanks for visiting!