Siesta Key

Siesta Key

Welcome to Siesta Key

A sought-after coastal destination with a lively spirit

Siesta Key beckons with its relaxed charm and family-oriented allure. Nestled off the coast of Sarasota, this sun-soaked paradise is renowned for its crystal-white beaches, boasting the softest, whitest sands you'll ever set foot on. Beyond the pristine shores, you'll find a bustling village brimming with lively spirit and a coastal culture that embraces everyone with open arms. Siesta Key offers a casual and vibrant island lifestyle that blends sun, surf, and community spirit. Siesta Key is a place where each day is an opportunity to savor the essence of a laid-back yet vibrant island life.

What to Love

  • Unparalleled beaches with soft, powdery sands that invite you to bask in the sun or take a walk by the turquoise waters
  • Renowned dining establishments offering flavor-packed seafood fare, from oysters to fresh fish and beyond 
  • A vibrant island nightlife home to Siesta Key Village, where lively bars and restaurants offer entertainment and a chance to dance the night away

Dining and Entertainment

Siesta Key is a culinary haven that tantalizes the taste buds with diverse dining experiences. Here, you can savor the finest seafood and enjoy delectable cuisine while soaking in the island's laid-back charm. Siesta Key Oyster Bar invites you to dive into the seafood bounty. This vibrant eatery is a local favorite and a testament to the island's casual dining culture. Here, you can indulge in succulent oysters, mouthwatering shrimp, and a lively atmosphere perfect for leisurely meals with family and friends.

For an upscale waterfront dining experience, look no further than Ophelia's On The Bay. Nestled along the shimmering Gulf Coast, this restaurant offers a picturesque setting that sets the stage for an unforgettable meal. Their menu celebrates the flavors of the Gulf Coast, making it an ideal choice for a romantic evening or special occasion.

Siesta Key Summer House Steak & Seafood caters to those who appreciate perfectly grilled steaks and fresh seafood. Set in an elegant yet welcoming ambiance, this establishment combines the best of land and sea to please the palate and satisfy the soul.

If you're craving the flavors of Italy, venture to Cafe Gabbiano. Here, you'll be transported to the heart of Italy, where authentic cuisine takes center stage. From delectable pasta dishes to an extensive wine list, every visit to Cafe Gabbiano promises an exquisite dining experience.

And for those seeking a laid-back meal with Gulf views, The Old Salty Dog is a beloved local spot. Known for its casual atmosphere and tasty pub fare, including its famous fish and chips, this is the place to unwind after a day of sun and sand.

Things to Do

In Siesta Key, a world of leisure and adventure unfolds around every corner, blending the island's relaxed charm with a lively coastal spirit. Begin your exploration in the heart of Siesta Key Village, where many shops, boutiques, and quaint cafes invite you to discover unique treasures and savor leisurely moments.

Every Sunday evening, as the sun begins its descent, immerse yourself in the rhythmic beat of the Siesta Key Drum Circle on the beach. This captivating tradition draws locals and visitors alike, creating a mesmerizing experience as the sun dips below the horizon. It's a celebration of community, music, and the beauty of the Gulf Coast.

To further embrace the coastal lifestyle, consider embarking on a sunset tour or booking a fishing charter. These excursions provide opportunities to explore the seaside beauty and bountiful waters that surround the island. Whether you're seeking a serene sunset cruise or an exciting fishing adventure, Siesta Key's natural wonders await.

For those who appreciate local flavors and artisan crafts, the Siesta Key Farmers Market is a Sunday morning delight. Stroll through the market, sipping freshly brewed coffee and perusing the various booths filled with fresh produce, handmade crafts, and delectable treats.

Why not rent a boat or jet ski to immerse yourself in the coastal experience? Siesta Key offers opportunities to explore the surrounding waters, discover hidden coves, and enjoy the freedom of the Gulf of Mexico.

From strolls through charming village streets to captivating drum circles and thrilling watersports, Siesta Key offers a vibrant tapestry of experiences that capture the essence of coastal living. Embrace the island's lively spirit and make each day a memorable adventure in this captivating Gulf Coast gem.

Schools

Siesta Key provides quality education for families. Top-rated institutions include:

  • The Out-of-Door Academy


Overview for Siesta Key, FL

5,416 people live in Siesta Key, where the median age is 67.1 and the average individual income is $103,965. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,416

Total Population

67.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$103,965

Average individual Income

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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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
46
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sunshine Canning, Two Chefs On Hillview, and Double W Ribeye Wagon.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.23 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.16 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.06 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.96 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Siesta Key, FL

Siesta Key has 2,948 households, with an average household size of 1.84. 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. 5,416 people call Siesta Key home. The population density is 2,310.2 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,416

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

67.1

Median Age

48.78 / 51.22%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,948

Total Households

1.84

Average Household Size

$103,965

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
The Out-Of-Door Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Out Of Door Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
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