SIESTA BEACH: HAVE FUN, RELAX, AND ENJOY
Relaxing is easy on Siesta Key: sand soft and white as sugar, brilliant sunshine and azure waters abound. But be prepared—with so much to see and do, it's almost impossible to lie idle on this island!
First… the beach—as perfect as a stretch of sand could be. Whether you curl your toes in it, run your fingers through it or bask on it, the allure of Siesta Key sand is contagious. Beach lovers flock to these silky shores to take advantage of the wide expanse of sand and the tranquil gulf waters. Siesta Key Beach is perfect for strolling, shell collecting, or picking up more active pursuits like renting a catamaran or kayak from one of the many beach concessionaires. This perfect family vacation venue, which boasts beachside picnic areas and playgrounds, is also home to candlelit restaurants and cozy rental cottages—ideal for a romantic getaway.
As the Florida sun sets, Siesta Key's nightlife kicks in. Siesta Village is the island's bustling heart, filled with bars, restaurants and shops. Sip a daiquiri, munch on conch fritters or peruse the wares of local artisans—the choice is yours. Siesta Key makes it easy to indulge in the art of island living.
SPOTLIGHT: TURTLE BEACH
At the southern end of Siesta Key is Turtle Beach. The sand here is a bit coarser, but that means the shelling is better. Turtle Beach is also quieter, perfect for family outings with ample parking, abundant picnic areas, dune walkovers, a playground and restrooms.
Turtle Beach Campground has 40 RV and tent sites with full hookups and cable TV access. Relax in a tree lined campground, with shaded picnic areas, laundry room facilities and WiFi. Enjoy all the amenities of Turtle Beach, including fishing, kayaking, a playground and volleyball. Close to Siesta Key Beach, the 2011 #1 Beach in America, great restaurants and shopping.
SARASOTA: FREE VISITORS GUIDE
Hold Sarasota County on Florida's Gulf Coast in your hands with a free visitors guide — an insider's look at all of the places to go, see, dine and discover. Click here to view it online or go to the official Visit Sarasota website to order a copy.