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Found 10 blog entries about Siesta Key Beach.

Gulf and Bay Club Bayside Condo for Sale

Siesta Key Condo at Gulf & Bay Club Bayside - This beautifully REMODELED Key West-style 2-bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished condo with serene pond view has it all! Extremely meticulously maintained- Wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, wood floors, stainless steel appliances, spacious with indoor full-size laundry. Private lanai overlooking pond and lush landscaping. Wonderful Income Producing property or come and use it as an Owner's Retreat. Deeded beach access. The community shows like new with metal roofs and has the flair of " old Key West" style village. Enjoy 2 pools, tennis/pickle ball courts, exercise room, fishing dock, clubhouse for gatherings with kitchen, BBQ grills and picnic areas. This

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Siesta Key Pet Friendly Condos

There are 36 Siesta Key Pet Friendly Condo Buildings and Complexes that allow owners to have a pet of various sizes.  Some Siesta Key Condos allow only one small pet while others allow owners to have several pets.  Each complex is different and most have a size restrictions as well as a number of pets allowed restriction.  Size restrictions can range from as small as a 15 lbs. pet all the way to a 100 lbs. dog.  As a general rule Siesta Key Condos that are pet friendly are pet friendly for the owners only and renters are not allowed pets.  
If you are specifically looking for a Siesta Key pet friendly condo then please take a look at this list of Siesta Key Pet Friendly Condo Buildings.


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Stacey Marks is a local professional photographer who specializes in Siesta Key Beach Family Portraits on America’s top beach, Siesta Key.  Stacey has been in the photography business for years having learned photography with a leading commercial photography studio here in Sarasota and has proven herself as the #1 ranked Sarasota portrait photographer on 

Siesta Key Beach Family Portraits with Stacey Marks PhotographyStacey’s love of the outdoors, expertise in photography and living so close to Siesta Key Beach made it a natural for her to become well known for her quality Siesta Key Beach Family Portraits.

Siesta Key Beach with its sugar-white powdery sand and the aqua blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico makes it a picture perfect setting for a Siesta Key beach family portrait with Stacey

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Siesta Key Beach Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Contest

This years 4th annual Siesta Key Beach - Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Contest is taking place on Siesta Key Beach from November 15-18, 2013.  This has become an annual event that attracts 20 Master Sand Sculptors and over 35,000 attendees to Siesta Key Beach from around the world.

Starting Friday November 15, from 9-5 and continuing through Monday.  There will be a Vendors Village, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations, Live Music, Amateur Contests, Volleyball Competition, Shuttles for Parking and above all else 20 Master Sand Sculptors creating sand art some as high as ten feet tall.  Judging will take place on Sunday from 12:30-1:30 with an awards ceremony on Sunday from 3:00-4:00. 

Siesta Key Beach Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting ContestAdmission is $5 per person per day at the event or you can

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Siesta Key Sandcastle Competition

Next Amateur Competition:

May 7, 2016
The 44th Annual-Siesta Key Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest
Where: On the White Sandy Beach of Siesta Key Public Beach
Starts at 9:00 am, Registration is at 8:30am South of the Pavilion.
For more information contact Sarasota County Parks and Recreation at (941) 861-9930 

This past weekend was the 2nd annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Contest,  held on the world famous #1 rated Siesta Key Beach  in Sarasota, Florida.  Siesta Key Beach was recently chosen as the #1 Beach in America by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (a.k.a.) Dr. Beach.  Dr. Leatherman is the Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research. 

crystal_classicThis has become an annual

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Lego Man arrived on Siesta Key Beach on Tuesday.  Jeff Hindman was walking on Siesta Key Beach this past Tuesday at about 7am and came upon this giant brightly colored Lego Man.  lego_man_on_siesta_key_beach_400 As reported by our local news paper the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Lego Man is about 8 feet tall and weighs about 100 lbs. and made of fiberglass.  Lego Man has the words No Real Than You Are on his front shirt and “Ego Leonard” and the number 8 on the back of his shirt.  Ego Leonard is the reported name of an artist in the Netherlands.  An email was sent to the artist and the response was,
“I am glad I crossed over.  Nice weather here and friendly people.  I think I am gonna stay here for a while. A local sheriff escorted me to my new home.”
Photo by Jeff Hindman, who found Lego…
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Siesta Key Sunsets

Siesta Key Sunsets

Siesta Key Sunsets are spectacular.  We often enjoy going for long walks on the beach of Siesta Key and having Siesta Key on the west coast of Florida gives us breathtaking water sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.  Every time we are walking on the beach of Siesta Key you see rows and rows of people taking sunset pictures with their iphones, droids, small cameras, and very expensive large cameras on tri-pods. Siesta Key beach at sunset has become a very popular site for taking family pictures and for sunset weddings. 

Enjoy some of the latest pictures that I have taken of sunsets on Siesta Key. 


Siesta Key Sunsets by Sara Leicht 

Siesta Key Sunsets 

Siesta Key Wedding Pictures 

Siesta Key Beach Pictures 

If you are thinking that you may want to enjoy this style of living on Siesta Key perhaps you would be interested in

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Siesta Key Beach ranked #1 in the Nation by Dr. Beach. 

Siesta Key Beach has been given the Number One spot by Dr. Stephen Leatherman a.k.a. "Dr. Beach"  The residents of Sarasota knew this all the time.  Now the whole world also knows!  The following article appear in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, written by Tom Becnel.


Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 5:22 p.m.

SARASOTA - The powdery white shoreline of Siesta Key just got the ultimate seal of approval from “Dr. Beach.”

1. Siesta Beach in Sarasota;
2. San Diego's Coronado Beach;
3. No. 3 was Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.
4, Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.;
5, Cape Hatteras in North Carolina;
6, St. George Island State Park, Florida

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Siesta Key Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition – The Siesta Key Crystal Classic


The Siesta Key Crystal classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition November 18th to the 21st.   Siesta Key Beach in partnership with Mote Marine, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Sand Lubbers, and Sarasota County is proud to announce the 1st annual Crystal Classic Master Sand Sans Sculpting contest with over $25,000 in prize money.  The proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Mote Marine’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research program. 

Siesta Key Beach has been consistently ranked as either the #1 or #2 best beach in the United Sates by “Dr. Beach”  aka Dr. Stephen Leatherman.   Siesta Key Beach located on the barrier

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Sandcastles on Siesta Key Beach

This past Saturday on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida was the annual sandcastles contest.  Every year they have an organized contest. 

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As you can see from these pictures this is no ordinary beach sand.  Siesta Key Beach is consistently ranked among the best beaches in America year after year by Dr. Beach.  The sand on Siesta Key is 99% quartz which makes it very white – very smooth – very fine and very cool even on the hottest of summer days.  Because of the quartz make up of the sand it is very fine and stays together making it the optimum conditions for building any sort of sand design. 



Siesta Key beach is on the west side of the barrier island of Siesta Key located in Sarasota, Florida.  The beach faces the Gulf…
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