Siesta Key is a magical place that is bursting with lush foliage, mature trees and tropical flowering shrubs. They line the walkways and streets throughout the village and along the beaches. The beaches are refreshingly natural, with wild sea oats and mangroves providing a protective habitat for the scores of native island birds, dolphins, manatees and other aquatic wildlife living just offshore and sharing the island. Beach facilities include picnic areas, restrooms, concession stands, playground, trails, and tennis and volleyball courts
. For collecting shells, Turtle Beach at the south end of the island is the popular hotspot.
Fun in the sun is what a Siesta Key holiday is all about. Water sports are abundant on the island. With nearly 1,000 species of fish, there is year-round onshore and offshore fishing. You may wish to try deep-sea fishing, bridge fishing, or surf-casting. There are many types of saltwater fish in the waters that will give you the fishing challenge of a lifetime including barracuda, black drum, grouper, pompano, snapper and tarpon. There is also boating, sun tanning, dolphin tours, sunset cruises, and
parasailing. Many residents of Siesta Key enjoy bicycling and rollerblading through the quaint village or taking in the spectacular sunsets with a stroll on the beach. Whatever your recreational desires are, you will easily find it here in Siesta Key.