A very popular destination for vacationers in Sarasota Florida are Siesta and Long Beach. Siesta Key is a barrier island island in the Gulf of Mexico off the west coast of Sarasota, Florida. It is well-known for its long sandy beaches. Siesta Beach, on the south end of Siesta Key village, has soft white sand, public restrooms and shaded picnic tables. Crescent Beach has deep blue, powdery surf, a great swim zone and pavilion. Visit this website http://stripedpot.com/2011/03/26/siesta-and-long-boat-floridas-keys-to-luxury/
Turtle beach has shaded pavilions, bathrooms, shady picnic tables and a swimming beach. To the north, the sandy beach of Siesta Key is only a short walk from Crescent Beach. For those who enjoy boating, Siesta Key has several certified fishing areas for chartering or fishing off shore. The ocean breezes and clean salt water make Siesta Key an ideal destination for swimming, snorkeling, water skiing, and jet skiing. The Intracoastal Waterway, which branches into Sarasota’s second largest freshwater park, connects Siesta Key to the mainland by means of a Causeway.
The area is perfect for sunbathing and relaxing on the beaches. Visitors staying at hotels on Siesta Key have easy access to these attractions. Siesta Key Lakers baseball team has been playing at the home field of the Florida International University campus.