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Siesta Key

Siesta Key is easily the best known island in Sarasota, acclaimed for its pristine, 99% pure quartz sand, which is soft and cool to the touch.  Siesta Beach has been named the Best Beach in America by Dr. Beach in 2011, the #1 U.S. Beach by TripAdvisor in 2015, as well as many other accolades before and since then.  Siesta Beach, and its southern sister, Crescent Beach, offer shallow water depth near the shore, with year round lifeguard protection, making it one of the safest beaches in the country for small children.   Whenever the Berg Solu Team shows property on Siesta Key, they encourage clients to get step out of the car, stick their toes in the sand, and take in the vista of the clear, turquoise Gulf of Mexico.  Its just that special.

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Additionally, Siesta Key is known for its laid-back vibe of Siesta Key Village, with its charming, eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors and gift shops.  There are an abundance of open-air dining venues and live music wafting from most every corner.  And everywhere you’ll see folks in flip flops and shorts, walking their dogs or riding bikes. . . just enjoying the casual flair.

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Homes on Siesta Key range from beach cottages to multi-million dollar mansions, from small duplex apartments to luxury beach front condos.  It’s pretty safe to say that no matter what style home you’re looking for, you can find it on Siesta Key.

Siesta Key Beach is home to the Crystal Classic, an international sand sculpting festival that takes place every November.  Every spring you’ll enjoy Siesta Fiesta, the largest of several art festivals that take place in Siesta Key Village.  July 4th features a spectacular fireworks display on the beach, while the Village opens its bars and restaurants every Thanksgiving for the Annual Turkey Trot, which attract local college kids home for vacation. But you don’t have to wait for a special event to experience the unique vibe of Siesta Key.  Just throw on your shorts or bathing suit, grab your hula hook and head over to the public beach on Sunday night, about an hour before sunset.  You’ll find hundreds of beach goers taking part in the Siesta Key Drum Circle, a local phenomenon that began with a few drummers jamming at the beach that grew into a life of its own.

One thing not to be missed at Siesta Key is the sunset.  Just Google “Siesta Key Sunset images” and see why you should be here!

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