No, not necessarily.
There are several shops and restaurants within walking distance, to name a few:
- Captain Curts
- Sniki Tiki
- Javiers, Miguels
- City Pizza
- Big Water Fish Market
- Daiquiri Deck
- Toasted Mango
- and more!
You will also find a 7-11, and a few places to enjoy nightlife within walking distance.
Siesta Village, where there are many more shops and restaurants, is approximately 3 miles north of us.
Johnny’s Free Beach Rides operates like a taxi service and provides free rides (tips are appreciated) anywhere on the village 7 days per week from 10am-2am daily. There is also a complimentary free trolley that collects across the street and runs up and down the island until 10pm nightly. On the mainland of Sarasota, you will find an abundance of restaurants, local and chain types, shopping centers, movie theaters and nightlife.
You can expect to drive between 5-15 minutes to reach any of these places in Sarasota. Uber is also very popular on Siesta Key and Sarasota.