J. Dawg Journeys

Sunsets at Siesta

After some long southbound driving days, we made our first snowbird stopover at Siesta Key, FL. This is a familiar stop for us.  Siesta Key is just a few miles south of Sarasota.  It’s a popular little barrier island that has one of the best rated beaches in the US.

At the lower part of this narrow island, is a nice small municipal campground that sits right on the beach. Turtle Beach Campground has only 40 sites and cannot support big rigs (about 35 is the max). The campground has full hook-ups, laundry, showers, free wifi, and cable TV.  Add in an ocean front beach and it’s a great place to acclimate to the snowbird lifestyle.

This year, I did a vlog of the campground. You see what this place is like in the following video.

Turtle Beach doesn’t get the crowds that the more popular Siesta Key Beach does.  It is an easy 2.5 mile bike ride up to Siesta Key Beach and that beach is great for walking.  But I prefer the short 3 minute walk from our RV to Turtle Beach.

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach


My favorite activity at Turtle Beach is watching the sunsets. Each day, many from the campground gather on the beach at the end of the day with drinks and snacks to enjoy the color display.

It’s interesting and relaxing to watch the light change.  Some days when there’s a haze, we got more of the red light.  Some days were orangey, others bright yellow.  The people silhouettes add some interesting character.  Here’s some shots of what we got to enjoy during our five-day stay.

Sunset at Siesta

Turtle Beach SUnset

Sunset at Turtle Beach

Siesta Key Sunset

Toes at Sunset
Turtle Beach Sunset

There’s no much else to report.  It was warm, humid, and sunny during our stay.  The noseeums did some munching on me.  I got some bike riding in, some blogging, some reading, and some beach sitting.  It was another great stay at Turtle Beach.

Now, it’s onto our winter roost at Fort Myers Beach.

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4 thoughts on “Sunsets at Siesta

    1. J. Dawg Post author

      I’ve only stayed there during the month Dec. Non-residents can reserve 6 months in advance. I’ve usually called in early Oct for a December stay.
      J. Dawg

  1. Gary Wood

    Looks like a nice stop Jdawg, if my rig was a little shorter I would be putting it on my Bucket List. I always enjoy the beach. I’m enjoying your travels and advice.