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Siesta Key, FL
Travel Guide

Siesta Key Public Beach featuring a beach

This beautiful barrier island off Florida offers white-sand beaches, a wide range of watersports and plenty of dining and entertainment.

Visit Siesta Key for pristine beaches with soft white sand. Explore the natural beauty of this 8-mile (13-kilometer) island by renting a bike, kayak, paddleboard or even a Segway.

Many of Siesta Key’s attractions and activities center around Siesta Key Beach. Its powdery white sand is mostly made of quartz, which means it stays cool underfoot even on the hottest days. The water is shallow near the shore and there are lifeguards year-round, making it a great beach for families with young children.

If you prefer more rugged terrain, visit Point of Rocks at the island’s southern end. Climb the sea wall, keeping an eye out for local wildlife, or go fishing and shelling. A little further along is Crescent Beach, a good place to rent some equipment and go paddleboarding, jet skiing or snorkeling. You can also rent a boat for the day at the Siesta Key Marina.

When you’d like a change from all the water-based activities, rent a bike, Segway or scooter from one of the local operators and take a tour of the area. Visit Siesta Key Village on the north end of the island. It has souvenir stands and specialty boutiques offering the latest in beachwear as well as bookstores and a range of dining options.

Most visitors to Siesta Key prefer to rent a car or bring their own. If you aren’t driving, you’ll find that many areas are pedestrian friendly, and a trolley service is available. When deciding where to stay, take your pick from a wide range of accommodation with everything on offer from campgrounds to luxury hotels. No matter where you decide to stay though, call ahead to book as the area gets very busy, particularly in summer.

Where to stay in Siesta Key

Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
The price is $175 per night from May 23 to May 23
Situated near the beach, this Siesta Key aparthotel is by the ocean and within walking distance of Point of Rocks, Crescent Beach, and Siesta Key Marina. Local ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,684 reviews)
"Very clean, all the extras, very short walk to the beach. Can't wait to go back! This place gets all the 🌟"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Tropical Beach Resorts
Siesta Key Beach Resort & Suites; Tiki & Pool
Siesta Key Beach Resort & Suites; Tiki & Pool
2.5 out of 5
5311 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL
The price is $175 per night from May 18 to May 18
Offering direct access to the beach, this Siesta Key Village motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Irma Beach and Siesta Key Beach. Crescent Beach and Siesta Key Marina ...
3.7/5Good! (980 reviews)
"We were very happy with our poolside king room. The pool and spa area were kept very clean and the staff were very friendly. The resort is older, but they have done a lot of updating. The location was awesome! It was centrally located between Beach Access #5 and all the restaurants, bars and shopping. ..."

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Siesta Key Beach Resort & Suites; Tiki & Pool
Captiva Beach Resort
Captiva Beach Resort
2 out of 5
6772 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
The price is $170 per night from May 18 to May 18
Nestled on the beach, this Siesta Key condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Crescent Beach and Siesta Key Beach. Turtle Beach and Siesta Key Marina are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (728 reviews)
"I never stayed near the beach and this was my first time. It only was a 3 minute walk to get there and the beach was absolutely gorgeous. The property was very quiet and it had a low key family feel. I will definitely go back in the future."

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Captiva Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
The price is $175 per night from May 23 to May 23
Situated near the beach, this Siesta Key aparthotel is by the ocean and within walking distance of Point of Rocks, Crescent Beach, and Siesta Key Marina. Local ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,684 reviews)
"Very clean, all the extras, very short walk to the beach. Can't wait to go back! This place gets all the 🌟"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Tropical Beach Resorts
Captiva Beach Resort
Captiva Beach Resort
2 out of 5
6772 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
The price is $170 per night from May 18 to May 18
Nestled on the beach, this Siesta Key condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Crescent Beach and Siesta Key Beach. Turtle Beach and Siesta Key Marina are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (728 reviews)
"I never stayed near the beach and this was my first time. It only was a 3 minute walk to get there and the beach was absolutely gorgeous. The property was very quiet and it had a low key family feel. I will definitely go back in the future."

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Captiva Beach Resort
Hyatt Residence Club Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach
Hyatt Residence Club Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach
3.5 out of 5
915 Seaside Drive, Siesta Key, FL
The price is $614 per night from May 25 to May 25
Nestled on the beach, this Siesta Key aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Siesta Key Beach and Crescent Beach. Turtle Beach and Siesta Key Marina are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
"It’s a beautiful property right on the beach. We are in a three bedroom with a den and it’s one of the most beautifully appointed hotels I’ve ever stayed in. There is only one elevator and it’s very slow."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Hyatt Residence Club Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Siesta Key

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5/5 - Excellent

Alexis

Jun 2, 2020

The beach is a very short walk, you get the cutest wagon and chairs to take to the beach. There are so many options to when it comes to food and shopping. Siesta keys village is about a 10 minute drive with dining and shopping options.

5/5 - Excellent

Chris

May 28, 2020

Bike lanes made it an easy city to ride bikes, majority of places to eat all located in few blocks in central area, lots of ice cream shops

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Loved the download shop restaurants etc.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Great place for relaxing vacation. Great beaches.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 21, 2020

Siesta Key is by far the best beach we have ever visited.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 15, 2020

We always love Siesta Key!

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