A Tropical Island GetawayLocated approximately 55 miles south of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast, Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island connected to Sarasota by two bridges. Founded in 1846, there are now approximately 24,000 full- and part-time residents of Siesta Key.
While all the
conveniences of modern life are easily accessible, Siesta Key is still remote
enough to give one a feeling of old Florida. Bursting with lush foliage, mature
trees and tropical flowering shrubs line the winding routes to the village and
the beaches. The beaches are refreshingly natural, with protected wild sea oats
and mangroves providing a protective habitat for the scores of native island
birds that share the island, as well as the dolphins, manatees and other aquatic
wildlife living just offshore.