Siesta Key, famous for its white sand beaches, is a barrier island located on the southwest coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. There are plenty of things to do while staying on the island in a Tropical Breeze Siesta Key lodging option. 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!
Siesta Key Village has many family friendly activities, and is the place to go for shopping and dining. Dine on fresh seafood, shop for gifts and souvenirs, or just take a walk and window shop when staying in any of the available Tropical Breeze Siesta Village accommodations. 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
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.
Check out the Kid Summer Beach Runs
Need to work out some extra energy? Siesta Key family friendly activities include Kids’ Summer Beach Runs all summer long. These are 1-mile runs at Siesta Beach every Tuesday. For a unique twist on the beach theme, take the kids to Point of Rocks, as it’s just a short walk from Siesta or Crescent Beach. Point of Rocks, a mix of rocks and coral hosting marine life, is the largest geological formation of its kind on the Florida Coast in the Gulf of Mexico where kids have fun climbing over the rocks. Watch out, though — it’s slippery!
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.
Relax at Crescent Beach
Crescent Beach is just like Siesta Beach with its beautiful quartz white sand and another one of the top attractions in Siesta Key. The water is shallow and Point of Rocks is a perfect place for snorkeling. It’s a bit less crowded than Siesta Beach so if you’re looking for a beach with a bit more privacy, Crescent Beach is the place to go. It’s also near most of the lodging options that you’ll find in Siesta Key.
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!
Popular watersport activities in Siesta Key include, kayaking, parasailing, boating, and snorkeling. Tropical Breeze Resort offers The Adventure Tiki onsite with lessons, tours and rentals. What a great way to experience nature with your family from a different perspective. You’ll find options for both beginners to experienced paddlers.
Sundays on Siesta Key
Enjoy fresh produce and artisanal delights each Sunday morning at the Siesta Key Farmers’ Market. Relax on the beach, have a picnic, play some mini golf, or go out on the water. Every Sunday evening an hour before sunset, listen for the drums and follow the crowd to the Siesta Key Beach Drum Circle. Sit on a beach blanket and listen to (or join in) this weekly event. What a great way to end the weekend!
Just steps from the beach, some of the best Tropical Breeze Siesta Village accommodations include a number of conveniently-located hotels. After a day at the beach, shopping, fishing, or enjoying any one of the many outdoor activities you can find in the area, relax in comfort and watch the sunset.
Check out our available Siesta Key Village accommodations, where you can easily walk to the 100 or so nearby boutiques, sample some delicious seafood, and find gifts and trinkets such as T-shirts, shells, gear, and postcards. Covering several blocks on both sides of the street, Siesta Key Village is small enough to walk through easily, and if you need a break, stop at one of the many restaurants or cafes for a bit of relaxation.
When you stay in Siesta Key accommodations in the heart of Siesta Key Village, you’ll be near the best beaches, great shopping, fine dining, and amazing activities for the whole family to enjoy.