Siesta Key Beach
Located in central Sarasota and renowned as one of the nation’s best public beaches, Siesta Key Beach on Florida’s west coast is a must-visit location for any surf, sand, and water lover! Widely known for its stunning white quartz sand beaches and tranquil turquoise waters leading into the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Beach makes the perfect location for a romantic, family, celebratory, or just plain fun getaway.
With an eight-mile-long sandy island to explore, finding time to see all of the shopping, dining, and water sports experiences offered on this beach would be hard to do, but once you see it all for yourself it’s almost guaranteed that your group will try! The island area offers boat and yacht tours, charter fishing tours, adventure kayak tours, as well as water sport equipment rentals. The over-21 crowd in your group can enjoy a tour of the Siesta Key Rum Distillery, with rum made from the finest Florida molasses, as well as enjoy one of many of the clubs that make the Siesta Key Beach nightlife so famous.
Let your group get its shop on with as many Sunshine State specials as it can handle in the close-by St. Armand's Circle shopping center, a historically famous Italianate inspired circle built by John Ringling. This renowned continental marketplace hosts art festivals, weddings, Mardi Gras, car shows, and spectacular holiday shows, as well as offering some of the best eating and shopping experiences in Sarasota. End your visit to Siesta Beach with a wonderful meal from The Cottage or Solorzanos Pizza, and make sure you visit the farmers market before you leave for some fresh Florida produce!