Welcome to the Siesta Key and Siesta Beach Vacation Guide where you will find complete and easy to use listings of Siesta Key Resorts, Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Restaurants and Things To Do.
Siesta Key offers vacationers and locals the finest white sand beaches in North America. Voted the Best Overall in 1987 in an International Sand Contest and the Best Sand Beach in America by the Travel Channel in 2008, Siesta Key’s world famous beaches are the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend or long relaxing vacation.
Siesta Key is an eight mile long island just east of Sarasota, Florida which is comprised by three beautiful public beaches, Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach. Siesta Beach boasts 99% pure quartz white sand beaches that feel soft and cool to the touch even on the hottest of summer afternoons.
Crescent Beach whose name is derived from the shape of the beach is a wonderful white sand beach much of which is accessible only by foot because of limited parking and access.
The more private Turtle Beach is the perfect place for that long planned family reunion with its picnic area and white sandy beach where the shore line is a great place to find shells and ancient shark’s teeth.
The beach is not the only activity on Siesta Key. Parasailing, boat rentals, deep sea fishing are only a few of the great tropical activities available. Siesta Key is also home to a variety of stores and shops that range from fine jewelry and clothing to your basic surf shop. Stop by our Things to Do page and Shopping Page for more information.
You are going to need to eat and drink; Siesta Key is home to plenty of restaurants where you can have a casual breakfast or lunch in your beach gear and get dressed up and experience fine dining in the evening. Be sure to check out our Eat and Drink page for a list of the best places to feast and quench your thirsts while on Siesta Key. Find out what others are saying about Siesta Key restaurants on our Siesta Key Restaurant Reviews Page.
Siesta Key accommodations run the gambit from the classic “Old Florida Mom and Pop” establishments to the latest in resorts and vacation rentals. Whether it is a simple beach cottage or upscale condo, you’ll find it on Siesta Key. Be sure to check out our Hotels and Vacation Rentals page for a complete listing of places to stay on Siesta Key. Remember, VRBO has no booking fees and is free for travelers.
The folks at TripAdvisor have come with a list of their top 25 beaches in the United States. TripAdvisor uses the reviews posted by travelers to rank the top 25 beaches.
A total of nine Florida beaches made the list. Below are those beaches:
1. Siesta Beach
2. St. Pete Beach
5. Pensacola Beach
8. Clearwater Beach
9. St. Augustine Beach
10. Panama City Beach
18. Fort Myers Beach
20. Hollywood Beach
21. South Beach Miami
Siesta Open-air Farmer's Market - Sundays
5124 Ocean Boulevard
Siesta Key Village Hours: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm every Sunday
Open air farmer's market featuring fresh produce, seafood, plants, jewelry, soaps, teas, art, etc.
SIESTA KEY DRUM CIRCLE Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota (simplysarasota.com/drumcircle.html). For about an hour before sunset every Sunday, you can shake, rattle and roll with some talented drummers and dancers. This informal, noncommercial event has been a draw for both tourists and locals for years and is a must for any first-time visitors to the Key.
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