Siesta Key Beach Rules

Siesta Key Beach Rules
Tropical breezes and cool, white sand are just some of nature's offerings that one can experience at Siesta Key, Florida. Located just offshore of Sarasota, Florida, the eight mile barrier island of Siesta Key offers a plethora of adventures for its visitors.


Siesta Key has many things to offer from multiple types of water sports, to bird watching, to just relaxing on the white sand. To ensure that this gift from nature is preserved for future generations, there are rules that should be followed by all visitors.

Leave with what you came with

Littering is strictly prohibited on the beaches of Siesta Key. To help ensure that the beaches remain litter free, certain items have been prohibited such as: glass containers, alcohol, smoking, pets (with the exception of service animals) and campfires. Grills are available to the public in designated areas.

Respect nature

Mother Nature has given Siesta Key some of her best. In order to maintain the serenity, visitors need to adhere to certain rules regarding the beach. Only walk on designated dune walkovers, do not remove or destroy dune vegetation, do not disturb sea turtles or their nests and only park in designated areas. Siesta Key has plenty of free parking available, however, it is on a first come, first served basis--so get there early.

Observe wisely

With the beaches also comes certain dangers; in order to avoid accidents, Siesta Key requires its visitors to follow both state and local ordinances. Such regulations include only swimming and boating in designated areas, no spear fishing within 200 yards of a designated swimming area and only snorkel and/or dive when you have a regulation dive flag visible. Also, pay attention and adhere to the beach flag warning system.


Swim, play, relax and enjoy the beaches of Siesta Key--Mother Nature's gift to Sarasota County.

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