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Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida
About Siesta Key
is an eight-mile-long barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico joined to
Sarasota by two bridges and is located approximately 55 miles
south of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast. Founded in 1846, there are
now approximately 15,000 full time residents of Siesta Key with another
18,000 "snowbirds" who flock here for the mild winter months.
Siesta Key is renowned for it's sugary white
beaches, some of the widest and most popular in the country.
Siesta Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches
anywhere in the world. Since the 1987 "Great International
White Sand Challenge," the sugar fine sand here has been officially
top-rated. Independent judges selected Siesta Key's sand over 29
other entries, including the Bahamas and Grand Cayman, as the whitest
and most powdery in the world. Made from 99% pure quartz,
the beach sand is soft, floury and cool to touch even under the
hottest sun. It has also
been named as one of “America’s Best Beaches”; “Third Best
Walking Beach in the USA,” by USA Today International Edition; “The Best of the Best Sand,” by Conde Nast Traveler
and "Best Sand Beach in
America," by Travel Channel.
Many species of tropical trees and flowering
shrubs thrive here, as well as exotic parrots and numerous varieties of
native birds. Along the beaches and bays you will see gulls,
terns, plovers, pelicans, egrets, herons, ibis, spoonbills, storks and
cranes. Offshore dolphins and manatees are often spotted in the
gulf and bay waters.
For the sports minded the area offers numerous
golf courses, tennis, fishing, boating, kayaking, jet skiing,
parasailing, water skiing, bicycling, scuba diving, horseback riding and
professional baseball, hockey, football, Jai Alai and golf.
There is an abundance of restaurants and nightlife
on Siesta Key and nearby Sarasota. With Sarasota only minutes
away, you will never by at a loss for things to do and see. Just
across the bay are the Ringling Museum, Selby Gardens, Mote Marine, Spanish
Point, Jungle Gardens, dozens of art galleries and antique shops, the
opera, symphony, ballet and numerous live theater groups.
There are two shopping areas on Siesta Key.
Just north of the public beach is Siesta Village. Dozens of
boutiques, restaurants, bars, and real estate offices are located here
as well as a supermarket. Just to the
south near Stickney Point Road is the second commercial district
where many similar boutiques and offices
are located here. In additional, there are some very unique
restaurants here and further south on Siesta Key.