Siesta Key
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Siesta Key Beach

Sugar Sand Rating:
The sand at Siesta Key has been voted winner of the "Worlds finest, whitest sand!" It gets a 5 out of 5 star fish rating because it is even finer than sugar!

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There are Lifeguards who watch over Siesta Key Public Beach all year round, and the amenities include tennis, sand volleyball, softball and food concession facilities. Picnic pavilions are available for groups for a modest fee. The 800+ car parking lot is being expanded and there is currently other construction taking place so get to this beach early if you want a spot! After all this beach is the most popular beach in Sarasota County and it can get crowded. For information on renting picnic shelters and gazebos call (941) 316-1172.

Improvements/Renovations made to Siesta Key

  • • New restroom and east concession building
  • • New public safety/concession building for lifeguards and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
  • • New picnic and playground area
  • • New 15-foot wide pedestrian esplanade running the length of the park
  • • New multipurpose overlook/shelter structure for events and weddings
  • • Restored historic pavilion
  • • Expanded parking and enhanced parking lot lighting
  • • Relocated tennis courts
  • • Improved landscaping throughout park
  • • Streetscape improvements on Beach Road

  • • Public restrooms, snackbar & gift shop
  • • Showers and handicap ramps
  • • Picnic areas with & without roofs
  • • 8 family size Picnic Shelters
  • • Gazebos (Accomodates up to 60 people)
  • • Large shelter (Accomodates up to 120 people)
  • • Free lighted public tennis courts
  • • Volleyball courts (on the beach)
  • • 20 station fitness trail
  • • Playground equipment
  • • Lifeguards on duty year round
  • • Handicap beach chairs/wheel chairs available
  • • First aid


Full List of Rentals
• Jet Skis
• Parasailing
• Boat
• Dolphin Tours
• Sunset Cruises • Fishing Charters

Click Links Below to Rent
Siesta Key Watersports Website Link
Bayfront Excursions Website Link
Siesta Key Jetski Website Link
Google Search Results Link

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Siesta Key Events

Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll
February 13, 2016
From: 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Siesta Key Village Association Presents The Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll "Everyone gets a Kiss"

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 5 - 8 PM.

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll through Siesta Village which will be adorned with Valentine cheer. There will be something for everyone including live music throughout the Village and candy kisses which will be distributed by the merchants. Participating merchants will be displaying red and pink balloons outside of their businesses.

Siesta Key Village offers romantic destinations for you and your sweetheart and lots of fun for the whole family.

If parking is a concern, there will be pedicab and golf cart cab services from the Siesta Public Beach parking lot to the Village.

For more information visit the website or call Helene Hyland at 941 685-2274 or e-mail at

Say "I do" again - Siesta Beach
February 14, 2016
From: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Couples can say "I do" again on the white sands of Siesta Key this Valentine's Day. More than 300 couples took part in last year's vow-renewal ceremony on Siesta Public Beach.

For more information visit:

Siesta Key Craft Fair Februrary 27-28th
February 27, 2016
From: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Games
March 26, 2016
From: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

For Children Ages 1-6. Each child receives an Easter Stuffed Animal and an Easter Egg Hunt Goody Bag stuffed with prizes.

Face painters will be there and opportunities to ride the trolley, tour the Siesta Key ambulance and fire truck and participate in other fun family entertainment.

Sheriff Dept. fingerprinting kits are available. Registration is limited to first 125 paid children.

Easter Egg Hunt Sign up click here

For additional information contact Roz at 941-349-2770 ext: 227

30th Annuial Run for the Turtles
April 02, 2016
From: 6:30AM to 11:00AM

30th Annual Run For the Turtles

April 2 at 7:30AM

Time to dust off those running shoes and get ready for the 30th Annual Run for the Turtles. Our Run supports sea turtle conservation and research at Mote Marine Laboratory and is the Sea Turtle Conservation Program's major fundraiser — it's helping us help sea turtles!

Where: Siesta Key Public Beach, 948 Beach Road

Registration will open in early 2016.
On Race Day: Registration begins 6:30AM at the Siesta Key Gazebo, south of the pavilion.

1-Mile Fun Run or Walk begins at 7:30AM and the 
5K Manasota Track Club-Sanctioned Run begins at 8AM

More Info: Contact Paula Clark, (941) 388-4441, ext. 357 or

Sponsor the Run for the Turtles and help support sea turtle conservation and research.

Siesta Fiesta
April 09, 2016
From: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Siesta Fiesta!!!

Saturday and Sunday April 9-10

10 AM - 5 PM

The artists will line Ocean Boulevard with their professional display booths while the crafters will display their unique and affordable crafts throughout Siesta Key Village for a sidewalk craft fair.

Mid-week Farmers Market Every WEDNESDAY 9AM-2PM from October-April Phillippi Estate Park
April 27, 2016
From: 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Sarasota County's Midweek Farmers Market

Florida Fresh Produce, Prepared Foods, Live Music!

Every Wednesday from October - April 9AM-2PM

Free Parking. Phillipi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail

For more information call 941-861-5000 or

Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest
May 07, 2016
From: 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Siesta Key Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest

44th Annual Amateur Sand Sculpting Contents on the white sandy beach of Siesta Key Public Beach.
Starts at 9:00 am Registration is at 8:30am South of the Pavilion.

For more information contact Sarasota County Parks and Recreation at (941) 861-9930

Downtown Sarasota Farmer's Market Every SATURDAY 7AM - 1PM Year round
May 21, 2016
From: 8:00AM to 1:00PM

Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market, at 1420 State St. & Main St.

Every Saturday, rain or shine, 7AM - 1PM. Year round.

Siesta Key Village Farmer's Market Every SUNDAY Year round 8AM - 2PM
May 22, 2016
From: 8:00AM to 2:00PM

Siesta Key Farmer's Market
Siesta Village Plaza, 5124 Ocean Blvd.
Every Sunday, Year Round, 8AM - 2PM

4th of July Fireworks Celebration
July 04, 2016
From: 5:30PM to 10:00PM
26th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Siesta Beach
VIP party begins at 5:30PM. Includes reserved parking, picnic dinner, and live entertainment.
Fireworks begin approx 9:15PM.

South West Florida Beaches and Florida Gulf Coast Beaches - Information about Siesta Key, Florida

Eats, Drinks & Treats

Beach Checklist

Sunscreen (pack at least one all-purpose sunscreen with SPF 30)
Baby Powder (Helps Remove the sand from your skin)
Beach bag
Glasses and/or contact lenses, if necessary (bring an extra pair, too)
Sun hat

Swimsuit cover-up

Beach blanket
Beach chairs
Beach towels
Beach toys
Beach umbrella
Cell phone
Fishing poles
Flotation devices
Snorkel and fins
Video camera

Health and Beauty Items
Aloe vera gel
Antibacterial wipes
Body lotion
Comb and brush
Face cleanser
First aid kit, including gas relief tablets, antacid, antidiarrheal medicine, antihistamine for allergies, bandages, candied ginger for motion sickness, mild laxative, non-aspirin pain reliever, thermometer in a hard case Floss
Insect repellent
Lip balm (choose one with SPF 15)
Personal-hygiene items

Healthy snacks, such as chewy granola bars, dried fruit, mini bagels, nuts, and pretzels
Money (cash, ATM cards, traveler’s checks)


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