Property at a Glance: Siesta Key Bungalows
A barrier island west of Sarasota, Siesta Key is located between Little Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Siesta Key Bungalows sits along the banks of Heron Lagoon, a pristine waterway in the middle of the island. A quiet spot, where you can fish for snook or redfish (and see the occasional dolphin or watch the sunset) right from the private dock located on the premises. This property is just a 5-minute ride north on the trolley to the award-winning Siesta Beach and only a 2-minute ride south to Turtle Beach, excellent for collecting seashells. While the island trolley connects the entire 8-mile island, you can also explore the island by bicycle or kayak.
- Explore the coast with rental bikes and kayaks available from local shops, or enjoy one of the best beaches in the country as ranked by Dr. Beach.
- Go for a swim in the outdoor pool surrounded by palms and hibiscus bushes.
- Bungalows feature unique layouts, palm-themed decor, and white wicker furnishings.
- Awards: 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and 2017 White Glove Award from Superior Small Lodging
Siesta Key, Florida: White-Sand Beaches near Sarasota
Dr. Beach frequently names Siesta Key Beach on his annual list of America’s Best Beaches. Once you’ve set foot on the wide swath of sugarlike sand—scientifically proven to be 99% quartz—it’s hard to argue with him. The beach is one of a few on the 8-mile-long Siesta Key, which floats off the Gulf Coast just south of Sarasota. Most of the action here centers on the island’s northern tip, where the best beaches are found, near the small but lively Siesta Village. You can shop and dine at family-friendly restaurants in town or rent equipment to go fishing and kayaking. Sightings of dolphins, egrets, and manatees are pretty common.
For a quieter beach, head toward the southern end of the island to the more secluded Turtle Beach. The sand here is coarser and there aren’t any lifeguards, but it’s usually less crowded. The beach is also a good spot for gathering seashells.