You might have come here for the wonderful accommodations, the heavenly dining, the endless sailing and other water sports, or the incomparable beaches. And while you can’t go wrong with any of those, what really stands out are the breathtaking Siesta Key sunsets. Since the island faces west into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you’re guaranteed a front-row seat to watch the sun fade into the horizon.
Whether you’re visiting this island for a honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or a family vacation, you’ll want to take a moment and join the party during the Siesta Key sunsets. And party it is! Crowds stream to the beaches to watch the sun set at Siesta Key. You’ll hear cheering, clapping, and maybe even an air horn. Sunsets are truly a special event in Siesta Key, and should be an occasion experienced on all Siesta Key Vacations.
So where are the best places you can become a part of this experience?
Where You Need to Be During Siesta Key Sunsets
There are several spots along the Siesta Key beaches where you can go and drop a towel or set up a chair and go along for the ride.
One such place is between lifeguard stands 3 and 4, south of the main pavilion, on the Siesta Key public beach. If you’re lucky enough to be there on a Sunday night, you’ll find the sunsets are celebrated with drummers. Yes, drummers! Claude Debussy once said, “There is nothing more musical than a sunset” and you’ll find that’s taken quite literally at this popular spot. A community drum circle gathers an hour before the sinking sun pulls the beautiful day away.
If you’re staying at any of our available Siesta Key Luxury Rental Properties, you’re just a short walk away from a spot on the white sand where you can watch the day end. If you want to complete your perfect day with a perfect sunset, then this is where you’ll want to be.
Want to avoid parking issues? You might choose Crescent or Turtle beaches to the south to catch a more private sunset. They’re less populated, and you’ll still get a great view of the fading sun, and you might even find a spot to park at the curb!
Honestly, on an island like Siesta Key with its perfect view of the blue-green Gulf, there’s really not a bad spot when the sun goes down.
The Uniqueness of a Siesta Key Sunset
As you can tell, Siesta Key vacations aren’t complete without watching a sunset. But what really makes it so special?
Besides the spectacular view and the infectious celebrations, it’s the brilliant colors that really set these sunsets apart. You’ll be spellbound by rays of gold, red, oranges, pinks, blues…it’s like a rainbow every evening on a Siesta Key beach. There’s also the possibility that you’ll catch a rare sight known as a “green flash” or “green ray”–a quick spot of green seen at the top of the sinking sun. Just a little something extra special for Siesta Key visitors!
How’s that for a honeymoon or a family vacation? Check out the many great rentals we have available at Siesta Key Luxury Rental Properties today if you’re looking for the perfect accommodations to catch picture perfect sunsets during your next vacation.
When the Sun Goes Down at Siesta Key
Situated just 20 minutes south of Sarasota, Siesta Key is an accessible vacation hotspot for nightlife, dining options and other evening activities. When you’re finished watching the sunset at one of Siesta Key’s 3 beaches, wander into Siesta Key Village for the fantastic array of things to do, including the various bars, clubs, restaurants and other establishments which provide entertainment all year round. When staying in your luxury vacation rental, be sure to check out the top nightlife destinations nearby. You can walk to just about anywhere from most of our rental properties, but there is always the option to bike or drive.
You can also head into downtown Sarasota to check out a concert or explore more of the restaurant scene. You’ll never be bored with Sarasota next door! Check out our list of things to do in Sarasota.