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Verified travelerDec 6, 2019
Most beautiful beach, sand is like walking in powdered sugar!
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.
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.
While visiting Bay Isle, you might make a stop by sights like Shell Beach and Bay Island.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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This magnificent Italian-influenced museum exhibits European masters alongside contemporary pieces and ancient decorative art. It has a Mediterranean garden too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verified travelerNov 19, 2019
Siesta Key was very pretty. Loved the sand and so many sea shells. Nice and clean and great for walking or running.