Partially located within Siesta Key, Florida, Siesta Key is an eight mile long barrier island. Its beach resorts have won awards for their pure, finer-than-sugar, white sand. In fact, Harvard University did a study and found Siesta Beach's sand to be 99% quartz. Imagine the serenity of oceanfront accommodations in vacation rentals settled along the white shores and sea green water. Vacation rentals like condos, apartments, villas, cabins, cottages and homes are waiting in the paradise of Siesta Key, Florida, for you, your family, and friends. A true beach vacation in Florida has the sports and leisure you could enjoy for the rest of your life. Siesta Key isn't out-of-the-way for playing golf and tennis. The beaches, with their white quartz sand and dream sea green water, are excellent for water sports, such as fishing, boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, kite boarding, wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, or grabbing a slice of life on the sand under a brilliant sun. Tourists should rent oceanfront vacation property (condos, apartments, villas, homes, cabins, cottages) in Siesta Key because the accommodations will go beyond your best expectations. Lodging in beach resorts of Siesta Key will make your vacation unforgettable. When you arrive, check out the calendar, see what's going on, and see why in Siesta Key, Florida, you'll feel life is good.
Siesta Key was first named Siesta Key Key. Siesta Key was named from the Amerindian word, Zarazote. The name was changed to Siesta Key in the 1920s. Point of Rocks is an unusual attraction for its limestone rock formation, which extends into the Gulf of Mexico. It is a habitat for a wide variety of fish. It could be considered the best snorkeling beach on the West Coast of Florida. Point of Rocks has a legendary history of being the starting point for maps to burial places for treasures. Siesta Beach attracts because of its forty acres is wide and deep and for public access. Snow mangroves surround a tidal lagoon and seashells dapple the shore of Turtle Beach. Should you wander around Siesta Key and Siesta Key, Florida, you will find many mansions, state parks, gardens, aquariums, theaters, and more: Circus Siesta Key, Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Florida West Coast Symphony, Gulf Coast Wonder and Imagine Zone, Gamble Plantation and Mansion, John Ringling Mansion, Lake Manatee State Park, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine laboratory and Aquarium, Myakka River State Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, Ringling Museum of Art, Salvador Dali Museum, Siesta Key Classic Car Museum, Siesta Key Jungle Gardens, Siesta Key Opera, South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Venice Little Theatre, and Warm Mineral Springs. Something is usually going on each month. Celebrate local artists at the Siesta Key County Arts Day. There are festivals for opera, jazz, film, and wine. Heritage festivals, such as Greek and Ukrainian, are open to visitors who look for good food, music, and a fun time. Art galleries showcase daily. Theatrical performances are put on weekly with communal enthusiasm. Fine dining as well as casual dining is easy to find from where you found accommodations. Some places to eat include Captain Curt Crab and Oyster Bar, Anna Restaurant and Deli, Chez Daniel, City Pizza, Maximo's Restaurant and Wine Bar, the Old Salty Dog, Siesta's Speakeasy, Turtles Beach Pub, and Village Cafe. And that is just a sampling of the many restaurants in Siesta Key. To shop you must leave the beach resorts where are settled the oceanfront vacation rentals (homes, cabins, cottages, villas, apartments, condos). In Siesta Key, there is a Saint Armand's Circle, Siesta Key Pavilion, Towles Court Arts District, Westfield Siesta Key Square Mall, and Westfield Southgate. In Siesta Key, Florida, visit Siesta Village for your wants and needs.