About SIESTA KEY Area
Rare white quartz sand is one reason Sarasota Florida’s Siesta Key Beach is the most famous beach in the U.S., ranked number 1 by Trip Advisor’s “best beach rankings for the United States”. The large expanse of glimmering sand and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico attract families and couples with many attractions nearby. You can go kayaking, or shell collecting while soaking up the warm rays of sunshine and then visit the adjacent village for shopping and eating.
Siesta Key Beach is a delightful getaway destination. It is a crescent shaped barrier island south of Sarasota and is eight miles long. A stroll down the main street of Ocean Boulevard on wide brick walkways and crosswalks give you a heady, sweet scent with the floral landscaping among large black olive shade trees. Elegant lamp lights brighten a gazebo and benches for sitting and watching the waves lick up to the coastline.
For a relaxing vacation, you can visit one of the three spas on Siesta Key Beach for a massage. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy including kayaking and canoeing, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing for an adventurous spirit. You can charter a fishing boat or tour on a relaxing, warm afternoon while gazing at the emerald waters. The experienced fishing tour guides can direct you to where the fish are, so you are sure to make a big catch. After getting your catch of the day, the captain can fillet the fresh flounder and snapper for you to eat your catch that evening. Fish doesn’t get any fresher than this. WE OFFER COMPLEMENTARY BIKE RENTAL OR THERE ARE SEVERAL RENTALS SPOTS IN THE VILLAGE. Siesta’s bike path starts at the south end on Midnight Pass Road and goes up to the North Bridge. It’s a very enjoyable way to see OUR WONDERFUL SLICE OF PARADISE.
Siesta Key Beach has a lovely park and the Point of Rocks is a geologic formation well worth taking the time to visit.
There are many places to go for your day time and nightlife entertainment in the area some of the many well-known places are Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill with great food and live entertainment, The Hub Baja Grill has a “Fiesta Hour” which runs Monday – Friday, The Beach Club has a large variety of drinks with a DJ for entertainment and The Cottage Restaurant that features elegant food fusion from around the world. For fine dining, enjoy the upscale Ophelia’s, just a few miles South
The island shops have something for everyone from Siesta Key Tropical Wines for sampling tropical wines near the beach to Comfort Shoes Birkenstock and More. Beautiful You Boutique has an ever-changing supply of consignment items that are priced to move. You may want to do your holiday shopping early when you see the vast amount of merchandise and meet the owner who works in her store.
Cooking out on one of the outdoor grills is always a top choice in this beautiful and relaxing environment. Morton’s Gourmet Market is located in the Village of Siesta Key for your grocery needs. It is a full service specialty food store full of items from prime free range meats, seafood, a bakery and coffee shop, from-scratch prepared meals, a deli, gourmet groceries and goodies and it offers an extensive fine wine selection.
The abundance of eatery’s and restaurants in Siesta Key Beach is sure to please the taste buds of anyone. There are 10 American restaurants and 3 barbecue areas. There is a Cajun and Creole cafe, a Caribbean, two French and 1 German restaurant. You can visit a Spanish or Italian establishment for food on the island. Seafood restaurants are bountiful and boast the freshest seafood available in mouth-watering recipes. If you are out on a warm afternoon, there are shops with homemade ice cream and gelato to cool you down.