Siesta Key beach FL photos: The best USA beach? Maybe…

For Beach ThursdayΒ this week, I decided to feature Siesta Key beach FL, which has been voted as the best beach in the USA.

Siesta beach FL, number 1 USA beach sign

Siesta Key beach FL: Number 1 USA beach sign

I went there last month for the first time and visited both the North and South beaches (one side had small waves; the other side had pretty big ones!). I found it interesting that the quality of the sand varies as you walk along the coast for several miles (which I did and regretted later). You see, sunburn and tons of bird poop on my back are not my exact definitions of fun. But according to Jodi (Legal Nomads), bird poop is great for luck, so I guess the rest of 2012 is all done for me! Lol πŸ˜› So, that being said, I would rather go to the beaches on the North (of Siesta Key beach coast), which also happen to be a little less crowded. Now, let’s get to the nice Siesta Key Beach FL pictures shall we? πŸ˜‰

Siesta Key beach FL water

What do you think of the water? This was on North side

Siesta beach FL, Aviator sunglasses shot

I’m a sucker for Aviator sunglasses shots…!

Siesta Key beach FL Aviators shot

Aaaand that’s why I’m posting another one

Being from the Caribbean, one thing triumphs all when I travel:

It is hard for a beach to impress me.

As such, Siesta Key FL did not make it to my Top 10 Best Beaches list. I do admit though: It is one of the most beautiful beaches I have visited in the USA.

Siesta Beach, Siesta Key FL

Photo: aoskilinn, Flickr

Siesta beach FL ride

We hitched a free ride in this! Took us straight to where we parked, which was pretty dang far may I emphasize. So yah, parking is a biotch at Siesta Key beach FL!

Sieta beach FL cart signs

Signs on roof of our free cart ride to one of the furthest parking lots

Naturally, it is crowded and not for everyone. However, if you enjoy crystal-clear water and ultra-fine white sands, Siesta Key beach FL will sure please. For better atmosphere though, I would give my vote to Honeymoon Island beaches instead. Honeymoon Island, by the way, is also located in Florida and its beaches are not nearly as crowded as Siesta Key’s. Yet, they are just as beautiful–if not more so! I’ll talk more about them on next week’s Beach Thursday post πŸ˜‰ Gotta boot now and prep for TBEXΒ next week!

Siesta Key beach FL 069 bikini

Is it weird that I think it’s funny this photo of me at Siesta Key beach FL is # 69 in my photo album…?

Siesta Key beach FL couple

Me and my gringuito (sorry boys!)

Have you been to Siesta Key Beach FL? What’s your favorite USA beach?

15 thoughts on “Siesta Key beach FL photos: The best USA beach? Maybe…

  1. That is a fab beach. I’ve been to beaches on the east coast, from Portland ME to Virginia, which I have all really liked, but this one looks of course more tropical. Not sure it would make my top 10 of beaches, but it is beautiful.

    • I feel the same way Christina. Although I’m curious: Which beaches made it to your Top 10 list? Are they in the USA or abroad?

      • Grand Bahamas, tanio beach,
        cabo san lucas -arches
        Waikiki
        Kauai
        Kona
        Santa Cruz, California
        Hermosa Beach
        Carlsbad, California
        Pattaya, Thailand
        Boracay Phillippines..

  2. I’ve never been to Siesta Key Beach, but it looks lovely. Being from Vancouver, any beach with water warmer than the Northwest Pacific Ocean sounds heavenly to me!

  3. I love your sorry gringito caption! I have one too that is 25% boriqua! I have to finish reading the rest of this post, as we are in Boca Raton and can be a possible getaway for the weekend!

    • πŸ˜‰ I’m 100% Boricua, but he’s 100% Texan. I still wonder how it works πŸ˜› haha!

      Traveling within Florida is great–so many beautiful places to see. While Siesta Key beach FL can get crowded, it is still a nice spot. Do let me know if you go and tell me what you think of it!

      • Same here 100% boricua but born in PA BUT I have a southern accent..go figure.
        I notice from the pictures that there doesnt seem to be many palm trees like I notice in PR. My son is lucky although he hasnt really been outside of Guayama with my parents and his cousin, he is going to be there for the summer. While I am in Fl, but we are hoping for a week in PR and about 4-5 days in St. Augustine. I saw from a post you made a reference to St. Augustine, if you have not been there, it is definitely worth the trip πŸ™‚

        • You are right — those palm-fringed beaches that are so abundant in PR can’t really be found in FL. If there are some, I haven’t been to them yet. The whole vibe of the beaches in FL is different — can’t be compared to my home island. But hey, maybe I’m biased πŸ˜‰

          Def. heard great things about St Augustine as a town though, even beaches aside. It’s on my list! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

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