Turtle Beach is located at the southernmost end of Siesta Key Beach. Locals seem to love it because it is less crowded than Crescent Beach or Siesta Beach. The sand may not be as white and fine as on Siesta Beach, but with some of the tallest dunes in the area, this beach is a great place to visit. It is also great for snorkeling and digging for shells about 5-10 feet inward.
The nearby lagoon and the natural wetlands are perfect spots for kayakers. Please have a look HERE for rentals. By the way: Turtle Beach was named for its sea turtle nesting habitat.
Turtle Beach has a boat launch area and fishing is permitted in the adjacent Blind Pass Lagoon.
Newly improved facilities include pedestrian walkways, children’s playground, pavilion, handicap-access, boardwalk, enhanced restrooms and plentiful free parking, boat ramp, kayak launch, picnic shelters, horseshoe courts, volleyball and a popular campground. Please see the County’s website info HERE.
NO lifeguards on duty. Parking is free, please see Siesta Key beach parking info.
There is not a concession stand at Turtle Beach, but two restaurants directly across from the entrance.