Siesta Key

A seaside paradise offering laid-back living.

Welcome to Siesta Key

 
A quick drive from downtown Sarasota is Siesta Key, a barrier island famous for its white, powdery soft, quartz sand beach, crystal-clear waters, and year-round sunshine. Home to the country's best beach, Siesta Key Beach, this tropical destination is all about relaxation. From beachfront bungalows to luxurious, gated communities featuring lush landscaping, beachfront properties, and exclusive amenities, Siesta Key has something for everyone. Heavily influenced by the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, Siesta Key's architectural diversity makes this suburban retreat stand out among its neighboring islands. Ultramodern estates, historic beach homes, and single-family properties with open floor plans and spacious porches perfect for taking in the outdoors can be found hugging the island coastline and nestled along well-maintained streets in quiet neighborhoods.
 

What to Love

 
  • Home to the #1 beach in the nation
  • Meander through “The Village” offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, 
  • A varied eating scene with coffee joints, international cuisine, and dessert shops
  • Various ways to explore the island, including a free trolley and electric bikes
  • Outdoor recreation availability like parasailing and mangrove kayaking 
  • Vibrant nightlife with live music and bars

Local Lifestyle


Siesta Key residents appreciate the laid-back, vacation lifestyle their community is known for. Salt air, gulf breezes, and white, sandy beaches are lifelong staples in this Sarasota suburb, transforming this glittering barrier island into a tropical oasis. Locals can be found soaking in the Florida sun while meandering through shops at
Crossings at Siesta Key, eating locally-caught seafood, and taking advantage of the glittering coastline aboard a private yacht or floating in its turquoise waters at world-renowned Siesta Key Beach.
 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment 


Siesta Key Oyster Bar
, informally known as SKOB by locals, is everything you could want in a restaurant: a laid-back, beachy atmosphere moments away from the most beautiful beach in the country, signature cocktails to chase away the Florida heat, and an expansive menu chocked full of both delicious seafood and land cuisine. Grab an order of garlic parmesan oysters or chipotle lobster tacos and enjoy live music from local and national bands at this longtime favorite in Siesta Key Village. Experience a full-service tiki bar and theme thatched roof at Gilligans Island Bar. Classic bites like tacos, burgers, and shrimp are found at this local gem where guests can enjoy a beach patio with a fire pit, live music every weekend, and handcrafted cocktails served out of a custom tiki mug. The traditional ambiance of a steakhouse creates a seafood flair at Summer House. Sustainable steaks can be found alongside marine bites like grouper, Scottish salmon, and Maine lobster tails to create an unforgettable dining experience that will have guests coming back time and time again.
 

Things to Do


What better way to enjoy Siesta Key than to experience all of the wonders its beaches and coastline have to offer? Boating, kayaking, and jet-skiing are great ways to get out on the water, but if you're looking for a thrill with a view,
booking a parasailing experience is a perfect option. 
 
Siesta Key is home to a wide range of festivals and events, including the Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival and Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival. Take part in one of the community's deepest traditions with a twice-daily flag ceremony at Patriot's Pier. Every Sunday at dusk, locals and tourists alike flock to the Siesta Key Drum Circle, a community-wide event full of live music, dancing, and stunning sunsets right on the beach.
 

Schools


The community of Siesta Key is served by Sarasota County Public Schools, rated as the second-best school district in Florida by Niche. Nearby institutions of note include:
 
  • The Out-of-Door Academy, a private college preparatory school serving grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in two nearby locations, is home to an ultramodern STEM Center and holds a 100% four-year college acceptance rate for graduates 
  • Philippi Shores Elementary, a public primary school serving grades kindergarten through fifth, is a distinguished Five Star School for its active community involvement and consistently earns an “A” ranking in Florida’s A+ For Education program




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