Explore the Beacheson Siesta Key
Siesta Beach is located on Siesta Key, less than one hour from your comfortable Vesteva vacation home in Cape Coral. Siesta Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world. At the “Great International White Sand Beach Challenge” held in 1987, it was recognized as having the “whitest and finest sand in the world.”
Unlike beaches elsewhere that are made up mostly of pulverized coral, Siesta Beach’s sand is 99% quartz. Even on the hottest days, the sand is so reflective that it feels cool underfoot. It’s estimated that the sand on Siesta Beach and Crescent Beach on Siesta Key is millions of years old, having its origin in the Appalachians and flowing down the rivers from the mountains until it eventually was deposited on the shores of Siesta Key.
Shallow water depth in the nearshore area together with year round lifeguard protection, makes this one of the safest beaches in the county and great for small children.
Whether you enjoy playing tennis or volleyball, fishing or boating, or a Drum Circle on Sunday evening to mark the end of another perfect weekend on Siesta Key, there’s always something to do on Siesta Beach and it is all within walking distance of the many shops and restaurants on Siesta Key Village.
Crescent BeachLocated just south of Siesta Beach and with only one public access road, you can enjoy the same azure gulf waters and picture-perfect sunsets in a quieter, more secluded setting. At the southern tip of Crescent Beach, you’ll find Point of Rocks, an area rich with coral formations and colorful marine life that is perfect for snorkeling or diving. Crescent Beach is the most private, non-private beach in town.
The sand at Crescent Beach was rated as “The World’s Finest, Whitest Sand™” at the Great International Sand Challenge in 1987 beating more than 30 entrants.
Turtle BeachLocated on the southern tip of Siesta Key, Turtle Beach offers a “sportier” beach experience with its picnic areas, playground, volleyball court, and horseshoe pit. Turtle Beach has a boat launch area and fishing is permitted in the adjacent Blind Pass Lagoon. This area has restaurants, shopping and a few local night spots nearby.
Turtle Beach is a narrow beach with a steeper incline and darker sand that carries more shells. This beach is perfect for beach combers and shell collectors; you might even find a petrified shark’s tooth to take home, especially after a storm.
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