About Siesta Key Siesta Key is a small barrier island off the coast of Florida with the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Roberts Bay to the east. Only about 3.5 square miles, Siesta Key has a relaxed, suburban atmosphere that draws tourists and locals who want to get away from it all, but still have easy access to mainland amenities.
Things to do in Siesta Key Siesta Key is best known for its warm, clear beaches. Siesta Key Public Beach, voted the 3rd Best Beach in the US by TripAdvisor users, is the most popular on the island. While this long-time favorite and nearby Crescent Beach are known for their soft, spotless sand, Turtle Beach is hailed as the perfect place for collecting shells. Surfing, volleyball, scuba diving, fishing, boating, jet skiing, and even parasailing are all beach activities available at one or more beaches on Siesta Key. Downtown hosts a wealth of dining and shopping options from family-friendly restaurants to a host of clubs and nightlife spots. Explore the island’s natural beauty with a hike, bike ride, or walk to the Point of Rocks to spot rare marine life and birds.
Siesta Key Accommodations Even though it is an island, Siesta Key is not difficult to reach. Fly into the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, just 8 miles from the center of Siesta Key, and drive into town via one of the two drawbridges that connect it to the mainland. If you want to get started on your vacation right away, you can even take a ferry or boat from nearby Sarasota. Finding a vacation rental with a view or pool within your price range will not be a challenge with Tripping’s wide variety of properties available on Siesta Key!