Island Time

Your Guide to Sarasota's Barrier Islands

The island life is close and all around.

11/29/2017 By Su Byron

Entertainment

Siesta Key Reality TV Show Extended

MTV is shooting an additional eight episodes of the reality show Siesta Key, set in and around Sarasota.

10/03/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Entertainment

Siesta Key Reality TV Show Extended

MTV is shooting an additional eight episodes of the reality show Siesta Key, set in and around Sarasota.

10/02/2017 By staff

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

Shark Tank

Real Life Controversy Dogs MTV's Siesta Key

Just days before the show premiered, social media sleuths connected star Alex Kompothecras to a viral video that showed four young men, two from prominent Manatee County families, gleefully dragging a shark behind their boat at high speed until it died.

08/02/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Entertainment

MTV Reality Show Set on Siesta Key Debuts

MTV's new "summer soap docuseries" Siesta Key, which was filmed in and around Sarasota, debuts at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/28/2017 By staff

Cruel Summer

MTV Releases Official "Siesta Key" Trailer

Siesta Key, a new reality show from MTV that is being filmed in and around Sarasota, will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/11/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Siesta Key MTV Reality Show Premieres July 31

Siesta Key, a new reality show from MTV that is being filmed in and around Sarasota, will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/07/2017 By staff

Food

New Siesta Key Daiquiri Deck Opens

The restaurant and bar is the company's fourth location and is open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

06/07/2017 By staff

Siesta Takes the Crown

Dr. Beach Awards Siesta Beach With Top Honor

Siesta Beach earns the coveted top spot on Dr. Beach's annual top 10 list.

05/25/2017 By Rick Morgan

Tourism

'Dr. Beach' Picks Siesta as Country's No. 1 Beach

Stephen Leatherman, popularly known as "Dr. Beach," announced Thursday that he ranks Siesta Beach as the country's No. 1 beach.

05/25/2017 By staff

Home Again

An Architecture Lover Gives New Life to Her Childhood Dwelling

Tamara El Boukfaoui restores her 1950s home with love.

03/29/2017 By Ilene Denton Photography by Ryan Gamma

Transportation

Free Siesta Key Trolley Service Starts Today, March 20

Sarasota County's new open-air circulator trolley, Siesta Key Breeze, will begin operations today, Monday, March 20.

03/16/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Open-Air Trolley Coming to Siesta Key

Sarasota County Area Transit recently contracted with the private company Ride Right Transit to operate an open-air transit vehicle on Siesta Key.

03/01/2017 By staff

Road Warriors

The Battle Over Beach Road

Mike Cosentino and Elizabeth Gomez-Mayo crusade to keep a beachfront stretch of road public.

02/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Real Estate Junkie

Step Inside This French and Fabulous Siesta Key Home

This Midnight Pass marvel is on the market.

01/13/2017 By Robert Plunket

On the Homefront

Rare Siesta Key Beachfront Parcel Comes on the Market

Siesta Key Estates debuts.

12/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

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

Sculpt This

7th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Festival Kicks Off Nov. 11

Siesta Key Beach will transform into a sand sculpture garden. Here are the details.

11/10/2016 By Lana Allen

Top Sale

A Siesta Key Estate is July’s Top Residential Sale

The 2.8-acre property is set on Little Sarasota Bay.

08/12/2016 By Ilene Denton