About Siesta Key
Siesta Key is not just one of the islands off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. Siesta Key is the island known for the whitest of sands. The beach is blanketed with incredibly white, soft, and fine sand. Stretching for eight miles, the silvery white beach of Siesta Key is peppered with pretty seashells and playful tiny crabs. Scientists have tried to explain that the whiteness of the sand is due to its composition, which is 99 percent quartz. But this mundane detail has not stop the locals from believing that the shining sand has mystical healing powers. Along the beach of Siesta Key, tourists can find the lush tropical vegetation maintained by the people of Siesta Village. The palm trees, exotic flowers, and verdant shrubs are the homes of wild parrots, pelicans, terns, storks, and spoonbills. A bird watcher will be delighted by the friendliness of these birds who have become accustomed to the presence of humans. Besides watching birds, nature lover will enjoy glimpses of dolphins and manatees cavorting in the clear waters. Of course, humans may also frolic and have fun in the waters. The nearby hotels and resorts provide everything that an adventurous tourist will need for snorkeling, parasailing, sailboarding, and fishing. Families will also enjoy a tour around the island on board a chartered boat. Then, after indulging in the world's finest and whitest sands, tourists can relax in Siesta Key's local restaurants, such as the Ophelias on the Bay, the Blas
Events in Siesta Key
Gulf Gate Elementary School Spirit Night
at Chick-fil-A Pelican Plaza
Join us on March 25th anytime between 5pm to 8pm to support our local students at Gulf Gate Elementary!
at Calusa Brewing
Ultra thin crust tavern style bar pizza
Jai Uttal: An Evening of Ecstatic Chant (Sarasota, FL)
Embark on a vocal journey through the sacred sounds of ancient India. With call-and-response group chanting and storytelling, Jai Uttal creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.
41st Annual Siesta Fiesta
at 5124 Ocean Blvd Find Tickets
Stroll along the beach while enjoying fine art and handmade crafts from 200 of the nation’s most talented artists and crafters. Showcasing an extensive collection of work ranging from life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, cerami
Jai Uttal - Awakening Bhakti Workshop - Sarasota Florida
For everyone who loves and practices kirtan (chanting the ecstatic songs of ancient India), this workshop will fuel your soul.
Ari and the Alibis Live at The Beach Club!
at Beach Club Siesta Key - 1947
Join us as we welcome Ari and the Alibis back to The Beach Club!!!
at Camelot Lakes Village
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Calusa Brewing Lunch and Dinner
at Calusa Brewing
Come on by to enjoy great Brews and our authentic German Menu.
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