Siesta Key Family Friendly Activities

Siesta Key, famous for its white sand beaches, is a barrier island located on the southwest coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico.

Looking for family-friendly activities in the Siesta Key Area? Relax on the beach, fish inshore or offshore, play some mini golf, go kayaking, snorkel, swim, boat, or try something new like stand up paddle boarding!

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Siesta Key Village has many kid-friendly activities, and is a famous place to go for shopping and dining. You’ll find a number of street fairs, festivals, attractions, and activities for the entire family to enjoy on this scenic island.

Explore Siesta Key Family Friendly Activities

Beautiful Beaches

Siesta Beach is a top attraction with its fine white quartz sand that stays cool to the touch, and it’s the place to go for swimming in the gulf, building sand castles, or getting a tan. Other amazing beaches in the area include Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach. Both Siesta Beach and Turtle Beach are great for a family outing, offering playgrounds, shallow water at the shore, and picnic tables.

Ways To Explore Siesta Key

Popular watersport activities in Siesta Key include kayaking, parasailing, boating, and snorkeling. Tropical Breeze Resort offers The Adventure Tiki that offers FREE bike rentals and bike chairs, but also offers easy booking of fishing tours, kayaking excursions and more with local professionals and tour agencies.

Fishing with the Family

Fishing is another great activity for the whole family, and you can do it right off the Siesta Bridge, which connects Siesta Key to Sarasota. Whether you choose a guided charter or prefer to find a good fishing area yourself, there are plenty of options such as deep sea fishing, bridge fishing, and surfcasting, and with over 1000 species of fish in the lakes, streams, and bays. If you choose the charter option, there’s no need to worry about having a license, but if you choose to go your own way, be sure you and any kids over 16 have their fishing license.

Dolphin and Whale Watching

The waters around Siesta Key are home to large dolphin populations, and seeing these graceful and playful creatures is an exciting experience your family will be sure to enjoy. Many of the Siesta Key fishing charters offer dolphin and whale-watching tours where you’ll get to catch a glimpse of dolphins and whales up close in crystal-clear waters. It’s a sure bet for a fun family adventure on the ocean, and you’ll also see plenty of other ocean wildlife like stingrays, sharks, and seagulls. Be sure to bring a camera along!

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