Siesta KeyUnited States of America

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Visit Siesta Key

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

Siesta Key Village
Siesta Key showing cycling as well as a couple

Siesta Key Village

Known for Beaches, Sunsets, Small Town

4.5/5(248 reviews)

One reason travelers love spending time in Siesta Key Village is the stunning beaches, and Siesta Key Public Beach is a top place to visit.

Bay Isle
Sunset at Seista Key, Florida
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Bay Isle

While visiting Bay Isle, you might make a stop by sights like Shell Beach and Bay Island.

Top Hotels in Siesta Key

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
$99
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10

Offering direct access to the beach, this Siesta Key apartment building is by the ocean and within walking distance of Point of Rocks, Crescent Beach, and Siesta ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,088 reviews)

"I like all of the tropical trees, plants, and layout of the grounds."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

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
$99
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

Offering direct access to the beach, this Siesta Key Village motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Irma Beach and Siesta Key Public Beach. Siesta Key Marina is 2.7 ...

3.4/5Good! (1,138 reviews)

"The convenience. Walk to town and restaurants and walk to beach, Very convenient"…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Siesta Key Beach Resort & Suites Tiki & Pool
Tropical Breeze Resort
Tropical Breeze Resort
3 out of 5
140 Columbus Blvd., Siesta Key, FL
$114
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Offering direct access to the beach, this Siesta Key Village resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Irma Beach and Siesta Key Public ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,038 reviews)

"It has all the basics as tv, fridge and microwave."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Tropical Breeze Resort

Popular things to do in Siesta Key

Siesta Key Public Beach
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Siesta Key Public Beach

4.5/5(1,242 reviews)

The soft, white sand on Siesta Key’s award-winning family-friendly beach is perfect for relaxing under a sun umbrella and taking part in a game of volleyball.

Turtle Beach
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Turtle Beach

4.5/5(321 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Turtle Beach, a popular beach in Siesta Key. Stroll along the seaside or discover the sunsets in this quaint area.

Crescent Beach
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Crescent Beach

4.5/5(133 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Crescent Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Siesta Key. Stroll along the seaside or experience the live music in this relaxing area.

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4.5/5(733 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Venice Beach, a popular beach in Venice. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

St. Armands Circle
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St. Armands Circle

4.5/5(1,072 reviews)

Consider this area as a circular outdoor mall. Like any mall, you can shop, dine, browse or just people-watch. Unlike most malls, this one never closes to walkers.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
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John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

4.5/5(443 reviews)

This magnificent Italian-influenced museum exhibits European masters alongside contemporary pieces and ancient decorative art. It has a Mediterranean garden too.

Top activities in Siesta Key

TreeUmph Adventure Course
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TreeUmph Adventure Course

$59

Discover a new world high up in the trees, a thrilling canopy adventure course. Learn why the ground is truly overrated as you spend a full day with your feet in the air, soaring through 5 aerial courses, each progressively more challenging than the last.

Operation City Quest of Sarasota, FL
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Operation City Quest of Sarasota, FL

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Sarasota Inshore Fishing Trip
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Sarasota Inshore Fishing Trip

$125

Get your fishing fix during a guided trip that takes you into the shimmering waters just off the coast of Sarasota. Brimming with hot spots that are ripe for awesome fishing, Sarasota Bay is the ideal place for anglers of any level of experience to reel in a trophy catch.

Paddleboard Rentals on Lido Key
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Paddleboard Rentals on Lido Key

$45

Explore the beautiful waterways of Sarasota Bay on a self guided tour through the unique mangrove tunnels. We provide high quality stand up paddleboards, leashes, life jackets, maps and paddles. You provide a sense of adventure.

Paddleboard and Kayak Tours at Lido Mangrove Tunnels
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Paddleboard and Kayak Tours at Lido Mangrove Tunnels

$50

You will meet your guides at Ted Sperling Park, the launch site for the famous Lido Mangrove Tunnels. After a short explanation of the equipment and the paddle, we will launch and practice our skills in a beautiful, shallow bay.

Craft Brewery Tour - Sarasota
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Craft Brewery Tour - Sarasota

$40

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: JDub's Brewing Company, 1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237-2816 Visit the tap room, beer garden and possible behind the scene tour. You can purchase delicious beer to enjoy, play games and buy merch or beer to take home.

Reviews of Siesta Key

4.8

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 6, 2019

Most beautiful beach, sand is like walking in powdered sugar!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 5, 2019

Will definitely be back

5/5 - Excellent

Raychel

Dec 3, 2019

This is my favorite beach in the world... we will always come back here for a nice getaway.

5/5 - Excellent

Laura

Nov 20, 2019

Super clean, Sarasota has great nightlife, siesta Key is relaxing a tropical

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

Warm friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 19, 2019

Siesta Key was very pretty. Loved the sand and so many sea shells. Nice and clean and great for walking or running.