Is there a public swimming pool on Siesta Key?
Not on the Key, but there are public pools nearby on mainland Sarasota.
Why is the sand on Siesta Key so soft?
The sand on Siesta and Crescent beaches consists of 99% pure quartz grains. Our award-winning sand is like flour and cool on your feet.
Where may I park on Siesta Key?
There’s free public parking in a large municipal lot at Siesta Beach, at a small lot in Siesta Key Village, and a parking lot for 207 vehicles (plus spaces for boat trailers) at Turtle Beach. In addition to complimentary customer and guest parking at some retailers and restaurants, there are several self-pay parking lots in both Siesta Key Village and South Village.
May I drive a golf cart on Siesta Key?
Yes, golf carts with registered plates are permitted on roads with a speed limit at or below 35mph.
Is there public transportation on the Key?
Yes, the free Siesta Key Breeze Trolley runs seven days a week between Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach.
SCAT Route 11 is fare-based and makes multiple trips on and off the Key from Westfield Siesta Key and Sarasota Pavilion at Gulf Gate.
Where are public restrooms on Siesta Key?
Public restrooms are available at Siesta Beach, Turtle Beach and Glebe Park.
Visit our Explore the Key map to see locations.
How big is Siesta Key?
Siesta Key is an eight mile long, crescent-shaped barrier island easily accessible by one of two bridges connecting it to mainland Sarasota.
Are there grocery stores on Siesta Key?
Yes, there are full-service markets on the Key – one in Siesta Key Village, one in South Village. Large national food retailers are located just across both the north and south bridges to the Key.
May I fish from the beaches on Siesta Key?
Yes, but you will need a fishing license.
Where do I get a fishing license?
Visit www.myfwc.com/license. License fees vary.
When is turtle nesting season?
May 1 – October 31.
Are dogs allowed on Siesta Key's beaches?
No, but there are multiple dog parks and a dog beach nearby.
Are there public basketball courts on the Key?
Yes, at Glebe Park.
Are there public tennis and pickleball courts?
Yes, at Siesta Beach.