As well known for its active, free-spirited lifestyle as it is for tranquil beauty, Siesta Key has everything you want for a restful visit or for the rest of your life. Siesta Key is a 3.5 square mile barrier island off the central western coast of Florida, USA. It is situated between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, with the remaining part of the island in Sarasota County. The key was originally named Sarasota Key by European cartographers during exploration beginning in 1513. That name can be seen on maps from the early 1700s as well as on all local maps drawn before the name change to Siesta Key in the 1920s. The population was 7,150 at the 2000 census.
Blessed with the world’s finest white sand beach, unique restaurants, shopping and nightlife in The Village, Siesta Key offers a unique ambiance for visitors and residents alike. Siesta Key Beaches rank at the for beaches in the state of Florida and the United States.
The enchantments of Siesta Key are many. Siesta Key prides itself on an eclectic lifestyle. It is a haven for artists, musicians and writers as well as outdoor sports enthusiasts. Enjoy the many outdoor activities, such as fishing, bicycling, boating, kayaking, rollerblading, snorkeling, scuba diving, shelling, sail boarding or even parasailing! If golf or tennis is your game, take advantage of one of the many facilities it has to offer. Or if you prefer to add a dash of culture to your stay, just beyond the Siesta Key shore is an abundance of arts and culture. Theater, galleries, ballet, opera, symphonies, museums and more… Take a look at our Around Town page for suggestions.
Visit the Key that so many come to vacation on and never leave (maybe you should pack an extra pair of sandals!) Discover the feeling of our sugar white sand between your toes and a breathtaking sunset…