Key Sarasota Florida
Point of Rocks is located just off the Siesta Public Beach. It has long
known as one of the best snorkeling havens around. The only
problem is I haven't been out there yet.
on my to do list. But for now that isn't going to help us
with this page. So I interviewed my good friend Alex, who is
a certified dive instructor and taught down in the Bahamas for a while.
He loves to go snorkeling at the Point of
Rocks and heads out there twice a week. He suggests that
flippers, mask and snorkel are all you need for a great adventure.
is definitely not an early riser so he has perfected a routine that
allows for his laid back schedule.
trick, he only goes during the week. This is due to lack of
good parking spots. The parking at beach access #5 is very
limited. But not a lot of people know about it.
It's located directly across the street from Crescent Beach
Grocery and Captain Curt's Village. (If the access parking is
full, he parks in Captain Curts lot. I on the other hand do
not condone such behavior;-)
Siesta Key Crescent Beach
head west my friend,
towards the water. You are now on Crescent
. As you reach the water line turn left.
You will now be heading south for about a hundred yards or
so. When you see the huge rocks and a wall that deters you
from going any further, you're there.
Now a lot of
people go onto the wall and down the steps. This is
a bad idea. More than one person have slipped on
the slippery steps. Not to mention you then have to put your
flippers on while standing on more slippery rocks, depending on the
Best advice, enter from the nice sandy
beach just before you get to the big rocks. This will allow
you to walk out a bit on nice, soft sand. Then as the water becomes
deeper, swim out the rest of the way toward the underwater rocks.
you see the rocks under water, head south, the direction the rock
formation runs. I here the sheer amount of sea life around
the rocks is amazing.
Alex talks about seeing
schools of Florida Snapper, Stone Crabs, Sea Turtles, Snook, and large
amounts of brightly colored tropical fish.
love the underwater rocks since they're a natural reef. The
reef is about 20 yards wide in some places and very long running
parallel to the shore. Depending on the tide you will mostly
be in about 15 feet of water.
After all this talk
about snorkeling I bet my next update to this page will be my own
Siesta Key Florida
underwater adventure. Now I just have to talk my wife into
letting me go!!