Siesta Key is a quaint barrier island on the FL Suncoast in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota. It’s known for its soft, white, quartz sand beaches. Siesta Beach, near the shops and cafes of Siesta Key Village, has shallow waters, a playground and tennis courts. Crescent Beach provides access to Point of Rocks, limestone outcroppings that surround tidal pools and coral reefs. To the south, Turtle Beach offers boat ramps and picnic areas. There are also beach accesses known to locals sprinkled throughout the island that have their own unique charm.
Many people looking at Sarasota mainland homes find themselves drawn to the charm of Siesta Key, which is just a 15-minute drive from downtown Sarasota.
Despite its popularity with out-of-town visitors, it’s a community of just over 6,000 people and it is amazingly intimate and local, with an island flavor all its own. Siesta Key is loved by both year-round and seasonal residents for its laid back community, great shops, and island nightlife.
Thanks to its unique geographic location, living in Siesta Key feels like being away from it all while still having access to all the best amenities of Sarasota, Bradenton, and even the Tampa Bay Area including St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
Siesta Key attracts families and established professionals working in the growing technology and healthcare industries as well as sales professionals who are fortunate enough to have residential flexibility.