A beachlover’s dream – Siesta Key Beach
Siesta Key is one of the Barrier Islands in Southwest Florida and belongs to Sarasota County. The 7.5 mi long island with its unique subtropical flair and dream beaches is located between Roberts Bay/Little Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and has an area of 2.4 sqm.
The three main beaches of the island are Siesta Key Public Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach. In recent years, Siesta Key Beach, with its especially fine white sand, has been named the most beautiful beach in the U.S. several times.
The long wide beach offers a playground, tennis and beach volleyball courts, picnic areas and restrooms. Parking is free, but be sure to be early as lots fill up soon.
By the way, Siesta Key reminds a bit of Key West with its colorful Siesta Key Village in the northern part of the island. Bars, restaurants and pubs with live music attract locals and tourists alike.
In a good half hour you can reach Siesta Key from your vacation home Villa Happy Gator.
Info on how to get there and opening hours HERE.