Siesta Key is a barrier island located between the Gulf of Mexico and the coast of Sarasota, Florida. People visit from all around the world to relax on the white sandy beaches and bask in the clear blue water. Why not enjoy the very best of this area by staying in our Siesta Key Florida vacation homes?
You’ll Love Waking Up in Siesta Key
Nothing beats island life, especially when you have tastefully furnished Siesta Key vacation rentals to call home during your stay. With all the conveniences of home at your disposal, you can cook when you want to, stream movies or relax on the sofa, get a good night’s rest in your private bedroom, and so much more. But on Siesta Key, you can do all these things with the sounds of the ocean waves keeping you company, the sunshine luring your outside, and the smell of fresh sizzling seafood motivating you to embark on the next adventure.
Fun in the Sun at Our Siesta Key Florida Vacation Homes
The thing that makes Siesta Key truly unique is the white sandy beaches. This sand is believed to be comprised of 99% quartz, most of which comes from the Appalachian Mountains. Because of its reflective properties, the sand feels cool and refreshing even on the hottest days, making those seashell expeditions an enjoyable experience without the scalding hot foot dance. Not only is the coastline vast, but the beaches are wide with sand, which means there’s plenty of space for visitors to stretch out.
Siesta Beach is conveniently located near the shops and cafes of Siesta Key Village. It features shallow waters, a playground and tennis courts, making it a great spot to spend the day. Further south you’ll find Crescent Beach, which offers access to Point of Rocks, an area of limestone outcroppings that surround tide pools and coral reefs. This area is known for its active marine life and is a great spot to snorkel around the living coral. Visitors on foot love exploring this area when the tide is low, catching a glimpse of crabs, sea cucumbers, and so much more. Even further south you’ll find Turtle Beach which is a slightly different scene. Though it doesn’t have the nice white sand that many people associate with Siesta Key, many people enjoy the smaller crowds, boat ramps, picnic areas, and of course the sea turtles and other wildlife.
Navigating around Siesta Key is a breeze with the free trolley service that will gladly take you around the island. If you’d like, simply park your car at your vacation rental and forget about the hassle of navigating in new territory. Just sit back, relax, and take in all the new sights and sounds.
Here are some of the attractions in and around Siesta Key for your enjoyment.
Best Siesta Key Attractions
One of the favorite places to go besides the beach is Siesta Key itself. Remember, the town has many options for free transportation so you won’t have to walk the whole way, but you can also rent a bike and ride around town to see the sights. While you’re there, shop the boutiques, dine at their restaurants, and just enjoy the laid-back little town.
If you want to sing and dance the night away, The Siesta Key Drum Circle is always a fun time! Every Sunday an hour before sunset, locals and visitors gather for an evening of dancing and drum music. Costumes and hula hoops are often passed around to guests, as are drums and other instruments.
Eating is a favorite pastime in Siesta Key, and with good reason. Make sure you get to The Old Salty Dog, Bonjour French Café, Meany’s Mini Donuts (breakfast), and Another Broken Egg Café. If you love cold treats, Made in Rome Organic Gelato, The Orange Octopus, and Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream are favorites. In the mood for local seafood? Big Water Fish Market and Miguel’s Restaurant will please the pickiest of palates.
Watersports in Siesta Key
One of the best things to do on this beautiful island is watersports. Robinhood Rentals will rent you a golf cart, scooter, Segway, bike, or a cute little scoot coupe for land travel. For water fun you can rent a kayak or paddle board, as well as beach items. Liquid Blue and Siesta Key Paddleboards also rent out paddleboards, and Liquid Blue also rents out kayaks and offers tours.
For some fun boat tours, try Siesta Key Aqua Adventures. They have dolphin cruises, karaoke party cruises, sightseeing tours, and dolphin cruises. If you want to get your extreme on, try the aqua spinner tubing, bumper boat rentals, or the banana boat beach ride.
And don’t forget the Jet Ski adventures! CB’s Saltwater Outfitters is a favorite for renting these heart-pumping water vehicles. If an hour isn’t enough, they also offer 2-, 3-, and 4-hour rentals.
To really get the adrenaline going, though, don’t miss a parasailing adventure! See the beauty of Siesta Key from above by taking a tour from ParasailSiesta. Fly through the sunny skies over the gulf and watch dolphins, manatees, and other sea life from the air.