SIESTA KEY BEACH, FLORIDA!
Siesta Key Florida is a gorgeous 8 mile long barrier island just west of Sarasota.
Ranks #1 Beach in Florida
Siesta Key is renowned for the world’s finest, whitest sand beaches. Siesta Key beaches rank #1 this year in the top Florida beaches.
There are tropical blossoms everywhere and tropical water birds on the beaches and in the air. Bird watching is a favorite past time on Siesta Key. You can spot pelicans, egrets, ibis, spoonbill, colorful wild parrots and great blue heron.
When you’re on the beach, be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins and manatees playing in the water. They can be seen every day.
If you like water sports, you’ll love Siesta Key Florida. You can enjoy fishing, parasailing, snorkeling, and sailboarding. You can rent a boat and go exploring on your own in Sarasota Bay or you can charter a boat or go on a guided tour.
And, let’s not forget the shopping here. If you don’t shop till you drop in Siesta Key, then take the short drive to St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota.
Siesta Key has 3 breathtakingly beautiful beaches. The sand is 99% pure quartz, making it extremely soft and cool on you feet.
Siesta Key Beach
Above, my grandchildren love playing at the water’s edge and on the sand bar. It’s perfect for young children. Below my grandson, EJ, plays with his trucks on the super wide beach.
Siesta Key Public Beach is the northern most beach on the island. Most folks find enough enjoyment soaking up the sun on the soft white beach or playing in the warm Gulf of Mexico water. But if you want more activities you’ll find volleyball and tennis courts, a shaded picnic area and playground for the kids, as well as concession stands and restrooms. The food at the concession stand is cooked to order and is exceptionally good, although a little pricey.
Parents will appreciate the shallow water at the edge making this a perfect family beach. Also notice how wide the beach is. It’s perfect for all sorts of play. It’s a great place for the kids and adults alike to ride a body board.
Siesta Key Beach is within walking distance of Siesta Key Village, where you’ll find delightful restaurants, unique gift shops and boutiques.
Crescent Beach is south of Siesta Key Beach, but is more secluded and quiet. The beach is just as beautiful and so are the magnificent sunsets.
Point of Rocks, located at the southern end of the beach, is a perfect diving and snorkeling spot. The area is filled with colorful fish and coral rock.
Turtle Beach is a great family beach with a playground, a horseshoe pit, picnic areas and a volleyball court.
You can enjoy some great fishing in Blind Pass Lagoon.
The beach is the best Siesta Key beach for shelling or hunting shark teeth, so many beach combers can be found here, especially early in the morning.
Siesta Key Village
While on Siesta Key, make sure to visit Siesta Key Village, which is only a seashell throw away from the beaches.
The Village has great gift shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants.
Dress is always casual here given the laid back lifestyle. It’s a must to come out and view the sunsets, perhaps with a tropical drink in hand.
The Village is where you’ll find fun watering holes with frozen drinks and live music, which will make your evenings as perfect as the days on the beach.
Where To Stay?
Siesta Key Hotels
There are several great Siesta Key hotels to choose from. Some of the best hotels on Siesta Key are: The Capri at Siesta, Sea Spray Resort on Siesta Key, Hyatt Siesta Key Beach Resort and The Sara Sea Resort. All of the reviews are glowing and all four are either directly on the beach or very close to the beach.
Where to Eat?
Siesta Key Restaurants
Siesta Key has some fabulous restaurants! Some of the best are: Bonjour French Cafe and Crepes, The Cottage Restaurant, Sun Garden Cafe, Big Olaf Creamery, A Taste of Germany and The Siesta Key Oyster Bar. Which one do you think is my favorite. (Hint: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE oysters)
Are You Planning on Visiting Siesta Key?
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If you’ve been to Siesta Key before, you might be thinking of renting a home for a couple of weeks, or, maybe spending the entire winter season. If that’s the case, why not let me help you find a Realtor in the area, who’s familiar with the best deals on Siesta Key. I belong to a Real Estate Referral Company and have my Florida Real Estate license, so I know and can highly recommend the best Realtors in the area. If this sounds good to you, please fill out our contact form. I’ll forward this information to a great Siesta Key Realtor, who will contact you. There will be no pressure, just great service.
When you experience the beauty and laid back atmosphere of Siesta Key, you might even decide to live here. Whether retiring or just making a change, you’ll need a good Realtor to help you purchase the home of your dreams or connect you with a fine builder on Siesta Key. If this interests you, please provide your information in the contact form. Your information will be kept confidential.
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