About Siesta Key
Located approximately 55 miles south of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast, Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island connected to Sarasota by two bridges. Founded in 1846, there are now approximately 24,000 full- and part-time residents of Siesta Key.
While all the conveniences of modern life are easily accessible, Siesta Key is still remote enough to give one a feeling of old Florida. Bursting with lush foliage, mature trees and tropical flowering shrubs line the winding routes to the village and the beaches. The beaches are refreshingly natural, with protected wild sea oats and mangroves providing a protective habitat for the scores of native island birds that share the island, as well as the dolphins, manatees and other aquatic wildlife living just offshore.
Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long island joined to Sarasota by two bridges. It is a popular resort that has retained its natural beauty. Siesta Key beaches are rated among the best in the world. The beautiful white sand is soft, floury and cool to touch even under the hottest sun. Nestled between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key is the perfect year-round island destination.