Live Near Siesta Key
You don’t have to look far to
plan a picturesque day on Sarasota’s idyllic 8-mile oceanfront. But the best
starting point is from one of the apartments near Siesta Key Beach, like the
ones at Garden Grove. A quick ten-minute ride away, these stylish retreats give
residents easy access to all the beach has to offer, plus respite from the
hustle and bustle when looking for some down time.
Home to “the world’s finest,
whitest sand,” it doesn’t take long to realize why the powder-soft beaches here
are such a draw to residents and visitors alike. While a day soaking up vitamin
D is a day well spent, there’s so much more to do in the area.
Outfitters such as Siesta Key
Watersports can help adventure-seekers experience beach life from a unique
vantage point: the sky. Book an afternoon of parasailing and you’ll be rewarded
with a 90-minute-long boat ride complete with bird’s-eye panoramas of the Gulf
of Mexico in one direction, and the city of Sarasota in the other.
Looking to stay a little more …
grounded? Grab your wallet and head to Ocean Boulevard, a strip near the sand
that’s lined with shops galore just minutes from apartments near Siesta Key
Beach. Stock up on all the beachy footwear a person could ever need at Sandal
Factory. CaliFlorida is the place to stop by for casual sportswear and
custom-designed skate gear. And for anyone looking to add a little beach-glam
to their evening attire, Created Gems is a must, with its sea life- and
tropical-themed jewelry selection.
All that time in the sun and
exploration around downtown is a surefire way to work up an appetite. When it
comes to finding eateries to recharge, the dining scene on Sarasota’s
beachfront does not disappoint. Take in the bay views while feasting on
coconut-crusted mahi-mahi at Turtle’s Restaurant. The no-frills Siesta Key
Oyster Bar is the place to visit for draft beers, bar bites, and plenty of
outdoor live entertainment. For something a little more upscale, Clayton’s
Siesta Grille is the spot to visit for succulent lobster tacos and a wine list
that will make any oenophile giddy.