Siesta Key Beaches

Siesta Key is known throughout the world for its spectacular and scenic 99.9% quartz white sand beaches, with calm safe and clear ocean waters that are ideal for family vacations. When it comes to things to do on a vacation, nothing beats relaxing on Siesta Key beaches and soaking up the sun or taking a relaxing swim in a warm, inviting ocean. Siesta Beach which is the same beachfront that Sea Shell is on has been rated as the #1 beach in the US by Dr. Beach. You can not find better sand and sunsets anywhere!

Crescent Beach

While you’re staying at Sea Shell Condominium, you’ll definitely want to check out Crescent Beach which is located in your backyard. Our condos are directly on the beach, and there’s nothing like spending a day out at Crescent Beach. The crystal-clear waters are always easy to swim in and the white sand is a tourist attraction in its own right. This beach features one of the most impressive ocean views on the entire island, with the same beautiful soft white sand that you’ll find on Siesta Beach without the big crowds.

You can’t beat the convenience of walking steps from your condo to the beach! With beach chairs waiting for you and tiki huts available for shade, you couldn’t have a better experience. You won’t have to park your car in a massive parking lot, wrangle your kids, and carry your beach equipment all the way just to spend a few hours beside the ocean.

At Sea Shell Condos, you’re free to come and go from our beach as you please. It is safe, and the beach has plenty of room to spread out and enjoy yourselves. Many guests love going out for a stroll at sunset, before jumping on board the free trolley to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner.

Our beach is also a great place to get married or renew your vows! You can read more about how to have a perfect Crescent Beach wedding ceremony!

Point of Rocks

On the southern end of the beach is the Point of Rocks, one of the most popular snorkeling locations in the Sarasota area. This attraction features a unique outcropping of limestone rocks that serves as a habitat for a range of colorful local marine life species.

With shallow waters and clear views of the schools of fish, sponges, crabs, crustaceans and even manatees and dolphins, snorkeling or scuba diving in the Point of Rocks area is a top activity for guests at Sea Shell Condominium and Siesta Key vacationers and is just a short walk from our beachfront.

Other Beaches

Siesta Beach

As one of the most well-known beaches in the world, you can’t go wrong with taking a short trip to Siesta Beach, which is just a short drive north of Sea Shell Condominium. This exclusive beach offers the “world’s finest, whitest sand” and frequently is rated among the top beaches for families and beach tourism.

You’ll also get the benefit of having several facilities at your disposal including lifeguards, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, showers, and concessions. You can expect this beach to be far more crowded during most days of the week than Crescent Beach.

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach is located on the southern end of Siesta Key and has substantially different scenery, with better shelling and coarser sand. There are no lifeguards here, but you’ll get to enjoy several facilities nearby including a campground, showers, playground, and picnic tables.

Plenty of parking can be found and it’s also a short drive from Sea Shell Condominium. Well worth the trip here to enjoy a beautiful picnic with your family by the sea.

Other Beach Access Points

There are over a dozen Siesta Key beach access points, with all of them being on the western side of the island. These points will lack the facilities of Siesta Beach, but they often have parking. Some of the are not intended for swimming, however, so you should be sure to note that prior to visiting any of them.

You can get more information about the beach access points near Sea Shell Condominium at the Sarasota County Siesta Beaches website.