The "Travel Channel" has voted Siesta Key Beach the best beach in Florida for the past several years, as well as second best in the nation. The sparkling white sand comes from pure quartz and has a silken powdery texture that sets this quaint island paradise apart from all others.
Recently remodeled and updated beach facilities include volleyball and tennis courts, concession stands and picnic tables, as well as expanded parking facilities. The southern end of the island offers the quiet and secluded Turtle Beach. Although the sand is not as fine as the main beach, the shore is strewn with beautiful shells and driftwood, a collector's delight! Siesta Key's 50 miles of canals and waterways, along with the Gulf and surrounding bay, are havens for boaters, divers, parasailors, and fans of all types of water sports. Many of the waterfront condominiums, homes and eateries have their own boat docks and there are regular boat tours from which you can watch dolphins play in the surf or lounge lazily and admire the view of the shore or one of Siesta Key's unforgettable sunsets.
While activities involving Siesta Key's famous beaches and waterways are the center of this island's society, there is no shortage of other amusements on and around the island. From expansive libraries to immaculate golf courses, waterside fitness gyms to tropical garden-themed dog parks, old-fashioned ice cream stands to grand theaters, eclectic thrift stores to contemporary fashion boutiques, from raw nature to modern conveniences and everything in between, each day spent on the island can include equal parts fun and relaxation.
With monthly temperatures averaging 72 balmy degrees and rich foliage or white sandy beaches everywhere you look, the relaxed atmosphere of Siesta Key makes it the perfect choice for your new home or vacation retreat.