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Are There Sharks in the Water at Siesta Key Beach?

By | November 4th, 2015|Categories: Nature and Environment, Siesta Key News|Tags: , , |

One of the most frequently asked questions we get from vacationers is whether there are sharks in the water at Siesta Key Beach. After all, with Discovery Channel’s famous Shark Week and the popularity of the Jaws franchise, the threat of a real-life shark attack can seem all too real. But life isn’t a movie set and to help assuage your worries, consider the following statistics and safe swimming tips to keep you safe and shark-free: […]

How to Avoid Being Stung by a Stingray

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: Nature and Environment, Vacation Hints and Tips|Tags: , , , , |

One of the many concerns people traveling to beach areas have, particularly those with young children, is being stung by a stingray. They shouldn’t be something you fear during your visit, as there are plenty of practical ways to avoid an injury. […]

Why Siesta Key is the Perfect Beach Getaway

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Things to Do, Vacation Hints and Tips|Tags: , , , |

Just offshore from Sarasota is the barrier island of Siesta Key. Known for having “The World’s Whitest Sand” and for offering visitors a variety of fun things to do, this eight-mile-long island is the perfect beach getaway. Here, you can relax and enjoy the tropical atmosphere. Siesta Key is connected to the mainland via two bridges that allow easy access without sacrificing its natural beauty. The island presently has 15,000 year-round residents with another 18,000 that regularly flock to it to escape the northern winters. […]

Guess Which Beach Won #1 in the US!

By | September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Siesta Key News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

While many people across the nation are beginning to prepare for colder weather, Floridians are anticipating another record-breaking tourism season, possibly topping 2014’s nearly 100 million vacationers. It s not difficult to understand why so many people want to escape the cold weather and retreat to Florida’s warmth and sunshine. Guess which beach was just named the #1 Beach in the USA? […]

5 Things to do at Night in Siesta Key, FL

By | August 25th, 2015|Categories: Things to Do|Tags: , , , , , , |

Day life is hopping on Siesta Key with plenty of fun activities, great restaurants, and shopping in the village. It’s at night, however, that the Key really comes alive! Here are a few fun ideas for planning and enjoying Siesta Key nightlife: […]

Ever Wonder Why Siesta Key Has Such Amazing Sugar White Sand?

By | August 19th, 2015|Categories: Nature and Environment, Siesta Key News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What makes Siesta Key sand so white? The sugar white sand of Siesta Key explained:  […]

7 Great Places Within Walking Distance of Tropical Beach

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: Siesta Key, Sarasota Shops and Restaurants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Siesta Key Beach in beautiful Sarasota, Florida is full of fantastic places to explore, many within walking distance of the Tropical Beach Resort! Checkout a few of our favorites: •Sarasota Paddleboard CompanyNo vacation in Florida is complete without some paddleboarding! You can go for a full or half day at Sarasota Paddleboard Company. Rent not only paddleboards, but kayaks and soft- top surfboards. They have instructors to help anyone, no matter the experience level. […]

7 Reasons Why Siesta Key Beach Was Voted Number 1 in the Country

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Siesta Key News|Tags: , , , |

Siesta Key Beach has been voted the number 1 beach in the country by the online review site TripAdvisor. It’s also previously been called the best beach in the country by “Dr. Beach,” a Florida professor who has traveled to beaches throughout the world. […]

Why You Should Stay at Siesta Key on Your Disney World Vacation

By | June 17th, 2015|Categories: Things to Do, Vacation Hints and Tips|Tags: , , , |

There are vacations, and then there are tropical vacations. There is just something special about a tropical beach vacation with sunshine, blue skies and the sounds of the surf outside your window. […]

How Siesta Key Beach Compares to European Beaches

By | June 12th, 2015|Categories: Nature and Environment, Siesta Key News|Tags: , , , , |

Planning a beach vacation but don’t know where to start? The ideal location is the first step. A beach vacation is a staple of summer getaways. After a long winter, most people are ready for some sun and sand.  The crucial question is where to head to. […]