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Siesta Key is a barrier island in Sarasota County Florida, and about 1 hour south of Tampa Florida.
According to the census department Siesta Key has a total area of 3.5 square miles, of which, 2.3 square miles of it is land. Siesta Key is actually a barrier island, connected by a north and south bridge, off the coast of Sarasota Florida. Its’ shape is long and thin – you can drive from the north end of Siesta Key to the south end in about 12 minutes at an average speed of 35mph.
Siesta Key is a great place to explore while you’re staying here. Rent a couple Jet Ski’s for the afternoon which is cool fun, you’ll have a blast whether you’re in Sarasota Bay or out in the Gulf waters. Just remember to watch out and take care around Sarasota’s lovable sea cow the “Manatee.”
Siesta Key Beach Basics
World famous Siesta Key beach stretches from a site named Point of Rocks, just below the middle point of Siesta Key, north to Siesta Key Village. Siesta Key’s beach has accumulated numerous awards in recognition of its soft, clean, pure-white sand.
Siesta Key beach is consistently rated among the top ten beaches of in the U.S., and the world. Siesta Key beach is currently “2011” ranked as the #1 beach in America by Dr. Beach. This will absolutely bring even more Siesta Key Weddings to the beach over the next few years, congrats to Siesta Key Beach.
Harvard University’s geology department found the sand of Siesta Beach was 99% pure quartz which is what makes the sand cool to the touch even on the hottest days. The sand has been described as “dazzling” – it’s no wonder why Siesta Key beach attracts followers from around the globe.
Siesta Key’s remarkable sand and the warm Gulf of Mexico waters are a great attraction for wedding couples and local beach goers alike who come to experience Siesta Key Florida’s version of the tropics.
Every year couples crave to be married on Siesta Key beach and it’s no wonder. Siesta Key is one of those few truly magical places lovingly created by Mother Nature’s hands alone.
It draws wedding couples to it, to feel it, experience it, and cherish the memories of it for the rest of their lives. The memories of weddings on Siesta Key beach impressed on our souls the vivid beauty of that day, will never fade.
There are quite a few spots along Siesta Key beach to have the wedding ceremony. Some of the locations are public, some are privately owned. The bride and groom will have some choices to make. If you’re not sure what you want I would suggest that you start a wish list, as this might help narrow define what it is that you both want.
I detail more information about Siesta Key Weddings in other posts, read my definitive guide on Siesta Key Beach Weddings here, it will tell you all you need to know about how to plan a Siesta Key Beach Wedding, with phone #’s and detailed directions.
About Siesta Key Village Area
Beyond the beaches of Siesta Key is the “village.” Siesta Key Village is another of Siesta Key’s special places, with that soft, warm, down-homey feel.
You might stroll along a brick lined sidewalk contemplating whether to sit for dinner, continue shopping for handmade treasures from local artisans or just pause to enjoy a quick cocktail at an outdoor café. And it’s all here – all within a slow relaxing stroll of one another.
Siesta Key Accommodations Info
For Siesta Key weddings the bride and groom may want to stay on Siesta Key. And while Siesta Key doesn’t have the hotel accommodations that you’ll find in Downtown Sarasota, there are still many choices.
Siesta Key offers accommodations of every sort, for the bride, groom and guests from beachy cottages and apartments to luxurious condos that will please the most discriminating taste.
For the wedding couple their family, friends, and guests – do a Siesta Key resort or beach club rental. Their are efficiencies, apartments and single family homes for your stay on Siesta Key. Many of these have heated pools, spas, tennis courts, and other luxury vacation amenities. All great for those who would rather not stay in a large “chain” hotel.
Some rental units are in family neighborhoods, while others would be close enough to enjoy the rhythms of Siesta Key villages’ night life. Remember high season here is January thru mid-April – so book early.
Other types of accommodations are available in Downtown Sarasota which is only a few minutes away over the keys’ north bridge.
To look for a Sarasota accommodations, go to the Sarasota Accommodations & Hotels Page.
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