Siesta Key

Known as America’s #1 Beach, the beautiful Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island located off the southwest coast of Florida, between Roberts Bay and the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The island encompasses roughly 3.5 square miles, the majority of which is considered a census-designated place within Sarasota County, while a portion is located within the city of Sarasota. Siesta Key is divided into four major districts: Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and Siesta Key Village.

Siesta Key is the perfect place to live for those looking forward to a relaxing beachfront lifestyle – after all, it isn’t named the nation’s #1 beach (twice!) for no reason. The picturesque island community has something to offer for residents of all ages, whether they’re looking for the perfect vacation home or a permanent residence offering access to the famous, white quartz sand that is always cool under your feet year-round or the wealth of top dining and nightlife.


Phillippi Shores Elementary
Brookside Middle
Sarasota High School


Sarasota Opera
Asolo Theater
Siesta Key Village
Downtown Sarasota
Cine Bistro
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens


Siesta Key Beach
Crescent Beach

Siesta Key


The Siesta Land Company supervised the initial development of the key in 1907 by dredging bayous, constructing docks, and designating the northern section of the key as “Siesta on the Gulf.” Back then, access to Siesta Key was only possible via ferry or boat, before a bridge was completed in 1917, which connected the key to the mainland. In 1952, the entire barrier island was officially recognized as “Siesta Key.”



Siesta Key’s Crescent Beach

Siesta Key’s Crescent Beach is also considered to be one of the finest in America, boasting white powdery sands made of fine quartz-crystal, which makes them nice and cool to walk on, even on hot days. In addition to soaking up the sun and enjoying a refreshing dip in the waters, you’ll be able to enjoy other fun activities at Crescent Beach as well, such as volleyball, jogging, and picnicking. Make sure to visit during sunset – the views here are absolutely majestic!

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

For shopping, dining, and entertainment, head to Siesta Village, which features a collection of boutiques, art galleries, cafes, bars, and restaurants, all within a short walk from one another, which makes it a perfect place to enjoy a nice evening with friends. If you’re looking forward to spectacular performances, be sure to check out The Beach Club, one of the top live music venues in Siesta Key.

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach is a few minutes away from the West of Trail community, giving residents easy access to its fine quartz-crystal shores kissed by gentle waves. It was recently named #1 beach in the U.S. and #11 in the world in 2020 by the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards.

Dining in

Siesta Key

The Cottage

SKOB - Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Phone: (941) 346-5443
Website: www.skob.com

Clayton’s Siesta Grille



Things To Do In Sarasotaby John Brink

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