No. 1-ranked Siesta Key Beach
No question our loveliest beach, with quartz-crystal sand as white and soft as powdered sugar, Siesta Key's Crescent Beach has been officially ranked as "the finest, whitest sand beach in the world." Its energy is palpable and made even more so by the many activities that it invites. Jogging, throwing Frisbees, volleyball and picnicking compete with the bliss of simply floating in the clear, calm waters of the Gulf.
Siesta Key boasts other beaches and attractions to enjoy. Snorkelers love the sea life at Point of Rocks at the south end of Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach even further south offers a low-key alternative for a place to unwind and read that novel sitting seaside.
In Siesta Village you'll find an assortment of boutiques, bars and restaurants for quiet dinners and more raucous pub-crawling. But if you are on Siesta Key on a Sunday evening, you'll be magically drawn to the mesmerizing beat of the Siesta Key Drum Circle, where you will find tribal style drummers next to sword balancing belly dancers and an array of beach life that takes one back a few decades.
If you prefer a respite from the sand, there are opportunities to rent a bike and explore the laid-back Siesta neighborhoods or a "cuppa coffee" at a local café in the Village.