Siesta Key

A Paradise of Glorious Beaches

Along the southwestern coast of the Sunshine State lies the haven of Siesta Key, where crystal-clear waters meet the powdery white sands, and lush tropical foliage sways in the gentle ocean breeze. Embraced by the warm embrace of the Gulf of Mexico, this island retreat offers an idyllic blend of natural splendor and laid-back coastal living.

What to Love

  • Some of the world's most breathtaking beaches, with soft, white quartz sand and dazzling turquoise waters, beckoning beach lovers from near and far
  • A tropical paradise where the sun shines year-round, creating the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures and relaxation
  • Endless recreational pursuits, from biking to water sports
  • The welcoming embrace of a tight-knit community, where neighbors become friends and every day feels like a celebration of island living
  • From art festivals to sand sculpting competitions, Siesta Key's calendar is filled with events and festivals
  • Fantastic restaurants and eateries offering everything from fresh seafood to international cuisine
  • A top-tier retirement and vacation home destination, thanks to the relaxed ambiance in a beautiful coastal setting

Local Lifestyle

Life on Siesta Key is all about embracing the laid-back coastal vibes and making the most of the island's natural wonders. Whether you're lounging on the beach under the blue skies, exploring the lush mangrove forests, or strolling through charming village streets, you'll find endless opportunities for relaxation and adventure. From sunrise yoga sessions on the sand to sunset cocktails overlooking the Gulf, every moment is infused with the magic of island living.

Dining and Shopping

Siesta Key offers a delectable array of dining options, from waterfront seafood restaurants to cozy cafes and bustling beachside bars. Sample fantastic seafood options at Ophelia's on the Bay, savor innovative seasonal cuisine at The Cottage, or kick back with a cold beer and some oysters at Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB). Check out Clayton’s Siesta Grille for fresh dishes on an outdoor patio, or head to Summer House Steak & Seafood for fresh oysters, filet mignon, and more.

When it comes to shopping, explore the quaint boutiques and art galleries along Ocean Boulevard, where you'll find unique souvenirs, locally-made crafts, and one-of-a-kind treasures to take home.

Entertainment and Things to Do

For outdoor enthusiasts, the island offers endless opportunities for adventure, from kayaking through mangrove tunnels to snorkeling along vibrant coral reefs. And when the sun sets, the nightlife comes alive with live music, beach bonfires, and moonlit strolls along the shore.

Don’t skip out on the Siesta Key Craft Festival, an exciting annual celebration featuring a diverse array of handmade crafts, jewelry, and artwork from talented artisans.

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is a unique event featuring outstanding works of creativity. Participants and teams showcase their artistic talents by sculpting intricate and imaginative designs out of the sand, adding a touch of whimsy to the island's pristine beaches.

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce also hosts an array of fun-filled events, from painting classes and nature photography workshops to Easter egg hunts, parades, and golf tournaments.

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Overview for Siesta Key, FL

7,834 people live in Siesta Key, where the median age is 66.3 and the average individual income is $90,273.63. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

66.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Siesta Key, FL

Siesta Key has 3,966 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Siesta Key do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,834 people call Siesta Key home. The population density is 2,205.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.53 / 50.47%

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Schools in Siesta Key, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Siesta Key. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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The Out-Of-Door Academy
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Out Of Door Academy
PreK - 12th
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Around Siesta Key, FL

There's plenty to do around Siesta Key, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Java Dawg, Fresh Flamingo, and Sweeter With Fiedler.

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Dining 4.08 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.52 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.51 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.16 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.06 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

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