Located just off shore, on the south side of Sarasota, Siesta Key, is an approximately 8-mile-long barrier island, separated from the city of Sarasota by the Sarasota Bay. In 2011 Siesta Key Beach was named as the #1 beach in the U.S.A. by Dr. Beaches annual top ten list of America’s Best Beaches! Siesta is also said to have some of the finest, white sand (99% pure quartz grains!), cool to the feet, the beach spreads for miles on the shore of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico waters. Whether you’re looking to relax on one of the islands ​more private beaches, or venture to the public Beach, where there’s always something fun and exciting going on, this key has it all! Siesta Key beaches include Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach. Although you can find beautiful and unique seashells on all three beaches, Turtle Beach, on the south end of the island generally has the largest assortment due, in part to its geography and the fact that this beach is much less crowded than the other beaches on Siesta Key. Your paradise is waiting for you! Come find your dream home today.