Siesta Key, Florida

Relaxing is easy on Siesta Key: soft white sand, brilliant sunshine and azure waters abound.
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'Beach chairs in the sand'

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Overview

Relaxing is easy on Siesta Key: sand soft and white as sugar, brilliant sunshine and azure waters abound. But be prepared - with so much to see and do, it's almost impossible to lie idle on this island!

First ... the beach - as perfect as a stretch of sand could be. Whether you curl your toes in it, run your fingers through it or bask on it, the allure of Siesta Key sand is contagious. Beach lovers flock to these silky shores to take advantage of the wide expanse of sand and the tranquil gulf waters. Siesta Key Beach is perfect for strolling, shell collecting, or picking up more active pursuits like renting a catamaran or kayak from one of the many beach concessionaires. This perfect family vacation venue, which boasts beachside picnic areas and playgrounds, is also home to candlelit restaurants and cozy rental cottages - ideal for a romantic getaway.

As the Florida sun sets, Siesta Key's nightlife kicks in. Siesta Village is the island's bustling heart, filled with bars, restaurants and shops. Sip a daiquiri, munch on conch fritters or peruse the wares of local artisans - the choice is yours. Siesta Key makes it easy to indulge in the art of island living.


 

Child-Friendliness
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5 of 5
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An abundance of rental properties, water and land activities, and family-friendly restaurants and shops make this a great family getaway.
Swimming
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5 of 5
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The Gulf of Mexico's blue waters are fresh and inviting.
Sand
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5 of 5
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Silky, white sands are warm, clean and wide.
Atmosphere
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4 of 5
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Old Florida charm is at its finest, but the island's small size may stifle some.
Non-Beach Activities
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3 of 5
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Most are located in nearby Sarasota.

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