Just south of Sarasota’s urban coastal area lies a hidden gem known as Siesta Key.
Siesta Key is a small, secluded barrier island along the middle section of Florida’s Gulf. It’s only a 10 minute boat ride from Downtown Sarasota, and is encompassed by bright green vegetation, crystal blue waters and fine white sandy beaches.
The small size of the key offers a unique sense of isolation and tranquility.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can unwind under the cool shade in the company of your favorite tropical cocktail or another chilled drink in hand.
As soon as your feet hit the warm white sands of Siesta Key, you know you are in paradise!
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The tropical climate of this little piece of heaven makes Siesta Key one of the most visited islands along Florida’s Gulf coast. It’s an irresistible magnet for honeymooners and summertime adventurists.
The island offers a main beach, as well as a number of small isolated beaches alongside the northwestern coast of the Island. They are so small and secluded- a beautiful hidden paradise that you have to swim to discover.
Siesta Key features a network of blue waterways with numerous piers, docks and tall colorful houses with green parks, like in Venice.
The main beach encompasses nearly 3 miles of the island’s shore and is fronted by hotel resorts, gorgeous mansions, shops, and bars.
Siesta Key has something for everyone.
The island offers amazing wildlife tours, lush green botanical parks, Marie Selby’s Botanical Garden, St. Armand’s circle, Siesta farmers market, parasailing, paragliding, dolphin and whale watching, paddle boarding, amazing boat and dive tours along the Gulf shore, and more.
Enjoy a boat trip at sunset and make sure to bring your camera. Photographing at sunset is an unparalleled fairy tale attraction. From the boat, you can watch and photograph the wildlife on the other side of the island.
From panoramic cafes and restaurants to chic shops and boutiques to stunning mansions perched on cliff tops, you will fall in love with Siesta Key instantly.
Be sure to check out Gilligan’s Island Bar and Grill while you’re there! Great food and great music near the beach!