What makes the beaches on Siesta Key so special? There are many reasons but no list would be complete without mentioning the finest and whitest sand in the world. The powdery sand is nearly pure quartz crystal. The beautiful blue-colored water is clean and clear, making it very inviting to bathers and swimmers. South of Siesta beach, Crescent beach continues which is hundreds of yards wide, attracting volleyball players and beachcombers. The beach gradually slopes into the gulf waters, making it a very safe area for children. On the public section lifeguards are on duty daily. The beach park and pavilion is complete with showers and bathrooms, snack bars, grills, picnic tables, shade trees and a large free parking area. It has been rated the Number 1 beach in the nation by Dr. Beach yet again. Siesta Key is an 8 mile long, crescent-shaped barrier island easily accessible by one of 2 bridges connecting it to the mainland of Sarasota. At the southern-most tip of the Key discover Turtle Beach. There’s even a lagoon to launch a kayak or boat for fishing or a relaxing day in the Gulf of Mexico. Siesta Key village has a range of stores and restaurants while there is another shopping and dining district located just south of where Stickney Point Road becomes Midnight Pass Road.
Downtown Sarasota with its many cultural amenities, fine dining and boutique shops is a short drive .
Siesta Key is not only a tourist destination, it is also a prime residential area. With miles of canals, lush tropical foliage and spectacular beach and bay views, Siesta Key is the perfect place for a permanent or seasonal home. There is something for everyone.