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World-Famous Quartz Sand Beaches

World famous for its quartz-sand beaches, Siesta Key is an upscale destination with a friendly beach-town vibe. Although it is just minutes from Sarasota's cultural attractions, Siesta Key has its own identity, with a thriving artist's colony, eclectic shopping village and low-key nightlife. Siesta Key is ideal for vacationers seeking a quiet tropical-island feel with a splash of culture.

Just offshore of sophisticated Sarasota lies its funkier little sister, the laid-back beach community of Siesta Key. World famous for its wide quartz sand beaches and thriving community of artists and writers, Siesta Key is a popular destination with retirees, families, and Spring Breakers alike. Siesta Key Village, the key's eclectic town center, is lined with quaint restaurants, outdoor cafes, shops, and fun bars. The Daiquiri Deck is the local nighttime hang for fruity drinks and people watching, and Ophelia's, on the tranquil back bay, is the place to propose, get married, or just have a romantic candlelit meal. On the key's southern tip, the secluded Turtle Beach is a popular spot for picnics and beach volleyball.