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Siesta Key

A short drive from downtown Sarasota, Siesta Key sits adjacent to the glittering Gulf of Mexico and its Siesta Public Beach has been named the nation’s best — twice. This quaint yet quirky 8-mile-long island offers shopping, resorts, dining and nightlife. Known for its brilliant quartz sand, turquoise waters and many beachside amenities, Siesta Key is a must-visit island paradise. Siesta Key offers something for everyone. Siesta Key is a romantic getaway for lovers, a family vacation destination and a playground for active sports enthusiasts. And don’t forget: Wherever you stay, the beach and bay are always nearby.

Ranked the #1 Beach in the U.S. in 2020 by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards™, you will quickly understand why when you feel the quartz-crystal powdery sand between your toes, and experience the soft waves and the abundance of sun & fun at gorgeous Siesta Beach. Thanks to the large parking area, concession stands, the free trolley to get around on the island, and nearby fun Siesta Key Village, you can plan your whole trip centered around this gorgeous Key without getting bored.

It’s easy to navigate Siesta Key’s 3.5 square miles.

Our three beach areas, Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach, and two Villages are easily accessed by using our main north, south road. Because of its compact size and low speed limit, Siesta Key can be explored by bicycle, golf cart or scooter car – all of which can be rented by the hour, day or week.

The free, open-air Siesta Key Breeze Trolley is the leisurely way to travel between Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach.

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