Blind Pass Road, Turtle Beach, Siesta Key


Blind Pass Road, Turtle Beach, was painted in oil on canvas. I painted it en plein air on a beautiful sunny day.

Blind Pass Road stretches past Turtle Beach, after passing through Fisherman’s Cove and then Fisherman’s Road. It is a short road with both gulf front and bay front homes.

Just a little way down the beach from here, Siesta Key connects to Casey Key. At the dividing point between the two keys, there is Palmer Point Beach. a small strip of county beach. Make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity to explore this natural haven while on Siesta Key.

You can walk down to the pass from Turtle Beach, although it’s not an easy trek on the soft sand, or paddle down Blind Pass Lagoon and bear to the right when you reach the juncture of Little Sarasota Bay. If you are in a kayak, a trip around the tranquil mangrove-filled islands in the 35-acre Jim Neville Wildlife Preserve is worth the extra exercise.

It starts at the intersection of the lagoon and Little Sarasota Bay and bears to the north, where you will see pelicans, herons, and egrets among the birds, as well as an abundance of fish jumping in the shallow waters. Manatee and dolphins are spotted frequently in the area during the summer months, and it is a winter home for many migrating birds.