Siesta Key – Your Premier Florida Vacation Destination
Siesta Key is an 8-mile long barrier island off the southwestern coast of Florida. Known for its for pristine, world-class, white sand beaches, it is a popular Florida vacation destination. Siesta Key is a quick drive from downtown Sarasota. The island functions as a gateway to the Gulf of Mexico with beach-side luxury amenities and scenic vacation rentals.
Siesta Key is without a doubt one of the best getaways for a Florida vacation for both families and couples. There’s something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip to Siesta Key, check out some of the amazing beach front homes for rent and learn about the fun recreation options.
Some of the most popular recreational activities in Siesta Key include fishing, golfing, tennis, volleyball, kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing, boating and swimming.
Weather and access
Siesta Key and the Sarasota area have a pleasant tropical savannah climate with warm weather all year long – the perfect Florida vacation destination in any season. The Sarasota-Bradenton Airport is a close drive from Siesta Key downtown Sarasota. Convenient access to Sarasota is one of the best reasons to stay in Siesta Key.
Any Siesta Key vacation rental you choose will be close enough to downtown Sarasota to drive there anytime you want for extra nightlife options or golfing.
Some of the World’s Finest Beaches
The main attraction is the brilliant white quartz sand beaches. Siesta Key’s Crescent Beach was recognized as “The Best Sand Beach” by the Travel Channel. It is regularly rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The white sands of Siesta Key are literally jewels, composed of 99% quartz. The sands are always cool to the touch, and many vacation to Siesta Key just to see them. Renting one of the gulf-front homes is one of the best ways to enjoy the beaches. You’re already there when you walk out the door! Though, any vacation accommodations in Siesta Key are located within a short drive to the beach.
There are three scenic beaches located in Siesta Key: Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach, each with its own unique character and charm. You’ll find beach front homes to rent near all of them. Turtle Beach is a good option for beach sports enthusiasts with its volleyball court, horseshoe pit and playground.
Crescent Beach has just one public access road, offering privacy so you can enjoy a romantic sunset in a more secluded setting. Siesta Beach is a great family beach. It offers picnic areas, volleyball and tennis courts, and shallow water near the shore. It’s also within walking distance of Siesta Key Village.
All of these beaches are located close to Siesta Key vacation rentals and beach front homes that you’ll find, and no matter where you stay in Siesta Key you’ll be able to enjoy any of the nearby beach recreation.
Nightlife, Shopping and Restaurants in Siesta Key
Siesta Key has great dining options including the popular Bonjour French Café, Sun Garden Café, Cottage Restaurant and Another Broken Egg Café. You’ll find many other restaurants and ice cream shops.
Restaurants in Siesta Key are highly rated but you’re always close enough to downtown Sarasota to take a quick drive if any of the options there intrigue you.
For a night out, the Daiquiri Deck in Siesta Village is a popular choice for all age groups and is open long hours. The Beach Club is a great option if you’re looking for a live music venue for dancing, and it is also open late. Another popular choice is to head out to Sarasota, offering other quality nightclubs and bars just a few miles away.
You’ll find plentiful shopping options at the boutiques in Siesta Key, with many of them located in Siesta Village. Whether it’s clothing, souvenirs, surf and skate shops, or jewelers, you’ll find what you’re looking for right in Siesta Key.
This only touches the surface of all the available recreation options in Siesta Key. The best way to learn about them is to see it for yourself! If you’re planning your Florida vacation in Siesta Key, be sure to check out the many great Siesta Key vacation rentals. Make your reservations today to enjoy the best this gorgeous island has to offer!