Siesta Key Island Guide


Siesta Key is renowned for its natural beauty and unique, laid-back coastal vibe. Expect gorgeous, sugar-white sand beaches as well as turquoise waters, and the welcoming community that is Siesta Key! From the beaches that you can find on the barrier island to the many outdoor adventures that await including kayaking, snorkeling, and more, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy a beach vacation unlike any other. Here is our guide to Siesta Key: 

Siesta Key’s Beaches 

Siesta Beach 

Siesta Beach features a picturesque white sand beach as well as other amenities for more outdoor fun! The beach features two concession stands for mid-day snacks or drinks as well as a playground, volleyball court, and tennis courts. Bring your beach gear for a dreamy day enjoying the crashing waves or challenge a friend to a tennis or volleyball match!  

Crescent Beach 

For a more secluded beach experience, head to Crescent Beach! Point of Rocks can be found near the southern end of the beach and is a prime destination for snorkeling as a coral habitat. Book one of our Crescent Beach vacation rentals to have proximity to this gem of a beach on Siesta Key!  

Turtle Beach 

On the southern end of the island, Turtle Beach is a hub for sports enthusiasts or those looking to get out on the water. The beach park features amenities such as a playground and horseshoe pit and is also located near kayak and paddleboard rentals. Restaurants can also be found nearby for when you get hungry during a day on the beach!  

Beach chairs on Siesta Key beach
Kayaking through mangroves

Siesta Key Adventures


Whether you plan on lounging on the beach all day and cruising through your beach read or getting out and exploring the bike paths on the island, Siesta Key is a piece of paradise! Siesta Key is a hub for water sports with kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating excursions. Be on the lookout for dolphins as you swim or explore the island on a jet ski tour!  

Snorkeling, Parasailing, & Sunsets

Point of Rocks is a can’t-miss snorkeling destination with coral reef environments waiting for you to explore! Take in the view of the island from above with a parasailing trip or explore the island with a bicycle rental. At the end of the day, watch the sun drop below the horizon at Sunset Point!  

Shopping & Dining

Siesta Key Village is a hub for casual, coastal cuisine and bars as well as unique, quirky shops! Stroll Ocean Boulevard and stop into a local’s favorite eatery or perhaps an ice cream shop to satisfy your sweet tooth. And once the sun goes down, Siesta Key Village is a hub for nightlife!