Is Siesta Key a Good Beach Vacation Location?

Siesta Key is actually one of the best beach vacation locations available in Florida. Siesta Key vacation rentals are a hot commodity for people who want to get away for a weekend or an extended stay, as Siesta Key offers three beaches with many activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Siesta Beach is the most popular and famous of the beaches Siesta Key has to offer. In 2015, Siesta Key Beach won TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice top-ranked beach. One of its most prominent features is its fine white sand, which is made of 99% quartz crystal, soft and cool to the touch. The beach also offers other amenities, including tennis and volleyball courts, shaded playgrounds, picnic areas and concession stands. There are lifeguards located on the beach all year round, and activities like May’s World Class Sand Sculpting Competition or weekly sunset drum circles ensure that there is always something to watch.

Nearby Beaches

Turtle Beach is located on the south end of Siesta Key and offers playgrounds, a horseshoe pit, fishing and a boat launch for you to enjoy. Crescent beach is located between Siesta Beach and Turtle Beach, and is more secluded, with only one public entrance. Its main feature is the Point of Rocks on its southern tip, with rich coral and marine life.

But you don’t have to specifically go to Crescent Beach to see marine wildlife. Dolphins and manatees are known for playing offshore, and Siesta Key is also a popular place for bird watching, as friendly pelicans and wild parrots play in the sand.

After the Beach

After you enjoy the beach, there are plenty of other activities to fill your day. In Sarasota, a ten-minute drive from the island, you can enjoy museums, art galleries, and a variety of restaurants. On the island, there is a Saturday Farmer’s Market, where you can purchase food, crafts, flowers and more. Or, for the more adventurous, parasailing and boating excursions are available.

If you are interested in taking a beach vacation to Siesta Key, contact Jennette Properties today to learn more about your vacation rental options.

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