Weekly Planner

Breakfast with Santa, Beer Garden Bazaars and More Local Dining Events this Week

Including a vegan cheese and wine night and the Siesta Beach Seafood and Music Festival.

11/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Sand Sport

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Brings Friendly Competition to a Childhood Pastime

The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is less "fun in the sun" and more "blood, sweat and tears."

11/08/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Department of Bad Behavior

Eight Sea Turtle Nests Harmed on Siesta Key

An ATV or golf cart dislodged stakes marking existing nests and drove across a newly laid, unmarked nest.

06/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Insider's Guide 2017

The Drum Circle is a Siesta Key Beach Institution

Siesta’s Drum Circle offers free-flowing fun at sunset.

11/30/2017 By Pam Daniel

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: Siesta Key

Your guide to the nation’s best beach and the community surrounding it.

09/25/2017 Edited by Pam Daniel

The Sandmen

Siesta Key Beach Sand is Prized Around the Globe

International Sand Collectors Society members collect sand from all over the world.

08/25/2017 By Rick Morgan

Food & Wine

The Best Siesta Key Beach Eats

Follow sun and fun with a sublime little something in Siesta Village.

07/26/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Namaste on the Beach

Go to the Beach or Practice Yoga? Why Not Do Both?

Ava Csiszar's yoga class on Siesta Beach offers sun, sand and stretching.

06/20/2017 By Rick Morgan

News

Dates for This Year's Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival Announced

The eighth annual competition will take place November 10-13, 2017.

06/20/2017 By Megan McDonald

Crystal Vision

The Amateur Sand Sculpture Competition Returns This Month

Sand sculptors turn Siesta’s quartz sand into magical creations.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Siesta Sanctuary

Siesta Key Beach is Home to One of the Most Consequential Conservation Areas in Sarasota County

A sliver of beach is a lifeline for the imperiled snowy plover.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Accolades

Siesta Key Beach Ranked No. 5 in the World by TripAdvisor

We're not just the No. 1 beach in the U.S.--we're No. 5 in the world.

03/06/2017 By Megan McDonald

Place in the Sun

Siesta Key Beach Ranks No. 1 in the U.S. (Again, Some More)

TripAdvisor ranks Siesta Key beach No. 1 on its 2017 list of best beaches in the U.S.

02/23/2017 By Megan McDonald

Neighborhood Snapshots

What to Do in Siesta Key Village

In addition to its famous beach, Siesta Key is home to a lively little village.

11/30/2016 Photography by Su Byron

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 10/4/16

Stormy skies, lavish sunsets and serene beaches--here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

10/04/2016 By Lana Allen

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 9/7/16

Stormy nights, beaches, birds -- here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

09/07/2016 By Lana Allen

Life's a Beach

Siesta Key Beach Named No. 2 in the Country

Dr. Beach names Siesta Key Beach No. 2 on his 2016 list of America's best beaches.

05/26/2016 By Megan McDonald

V-Day Cheat Sheet

What to Do for Valentine's Day in Sarasota

A handy guide to Valentine's Day in Sarasota for every type of personality.

02/10/2016 By Megan McDonald

"I Do" All Over Again

Love, Life and Siesta Beach

The longtime annual wedding vow renewal event, sponsored by Sarasota County parks and rec, takes place around Valentine’s Day.

12/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

Beach Eats

Our Concession Stand Favorites

Where to grab grub on the beach.

12/01/2015 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Chad Spencer