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Best Kept Secret Townhome For Sale On Siesta Key, Florida

Hello my followers and readers of this blog post. The reason for this post is to share with you about my dear friends Pam and Drew Trapani. They recently built a beautiful home here on Siesta Key and111_-_67_Avenida_Messina_#3 now have their incredible townhome for sale.  If you would like to have  the ability to experience island life on the best sugar white sand beach, then this is home is for you.

Beachside Perfection! Astonishing views of the Gulf of Mexico begin 111_-_67_Avenida_Messina_-_Level_Three_Patio_Area_#5at the front porch of this luxurious townhome, and continue to unfold throughout almost every room. Privately nestled in an enclave of just four residences between Siesta Village and the blissful beach, this coastal retreat truly lives like a single family home.

Designed to perfection, each space maximizes the dazzling views through abundant glass and crisp neutral tones, with over 3,800 sq. ft. comprised of five bedrooms, five full baths and a rooftop deck for sunset soirees. A private elevator, garage space for 2 cars and your boat, as well as abundant storage space all add to optimum ease of living.

A - Siesta Key SignThe unparalleled Siesta Key location creates a walkable beach lifestyle that makes each day an indulgence in island living. After watching the sun melt into the Gulf, Siesta Village beckons with its laid-back live music and eclectic options for open-air dining. There’s no place like the beach.

Bedrooms 5, Bathrooms 5, 3 car garage, 3824 square feet and built in 2006.

Siesta Key has three wonderful beaches on this 8-mile stretch along the Gulf of Mexico, each one of our beaches offers a slightly different beach experience, but they all share the same azure gulf waters, picture-perfect sunsets, and soothing breeze that melts away your troubles so you really can’t go wrong with any of them.

While on Siesta Key you can do as much or as little as you want. You can enjoy fishing, boating, parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, or you can just dip your toes in the sand and enjoy a good book or the amazing view, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for those playful dolphins.

In 2011, Siesta Beach was rated as the #1 beach in the United States A - Siesta Key Beach #1by “Dr. Beach”, a.k.a. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s highly respected Laboratory for Coastal Research. In 2004 the Travel Channel named it “The Best Sand Beach in America” because of its 99% pure quartz sand that stays cool under your feet.

Siesta Key beach offers tennis and volleyball courts, shaded playground and picnic area, and convenient concession stands for a quick bite or a refreshing drink. Its shallow water near the shoreline and year-round lifeguard protection make it a great beach for the whole family. You can even borrow beach wheelchairs if you have visitor that needs help across the sand.

Whether you enjoy playing tennis or volleyball, fishing or boating, or a Drum Circle on Sunday evening to mark the end of another perfect weekend on Siesta Key, there’s always something to do on Siesta Beach and it is all within walking distance of the many shops and restaurants on Siesta Key Village.

1_-_Siesta_Key_The_Hub_-_TEMPLATESiesta Key Chambers of Commerce Fun Events Calendar  and all kinds of Things To Do   while you are in town.

 

 

For additional information and appointment concerning this beautiful Siesta Key townhome you may contact Drew & Pam Trapani or myself at the following email addresses:

Drew Trapani:  drewtrap@aol.com
Pam Trapani:  idittou2@aol.com
Lloyd Dobson:  lloyddobsonartist@gmail.com

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Things To Do On Siesta Key

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Things To Do On Siesta Key! Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida,
that features a tropical atmosphere such as white sands, and several waterfront hotels, resorts and condos. Siesta Key is a wonderful find, such a great beach, great weather and wonderful people to meet.

Like most of the vacationers to the Key you will definitely want to check out the Siesta Key Beaches including the world famous Siesta Key Public Beach, rated as the 2nd best beach in all of Florida by cable-TV’s “The Travel Channel.” There are over 100 boutiques, A - Siesta Key Beach #1cafes, restaurants and bars in the Siesta Key Village. Siesta Key Village is not overly large to navigate by walking. It all lies within a 3 to 4 block area.

Types of Activities:

There are several water sports rental places, several boat tours and fishing charter businesses, Point of Rocks for shore shelling, scuba & snorkeling, gear rentals, kayaking & canoeing, parasailing & paragliding, dolphin & whale watching, fishing charters & tours, water skiing & jet skiing and much more.

Many activities in Siesta Key take place right on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing, boating, sailing, beach volleyball, nature walks, swimming, cave exploring, watching street performers, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Siesta Key is home to several state-owned parks, and many offer beach access. These parks are idyllic destinations for picnicking, camping and hiking.

Events:

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Village_CafeSiesta Key Farmers Market a best kept secret operates every Sunday morning in the Village. A great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8am to 1pm  and most are closing up at 1pm so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!

A super way to spend Sunday morning! Have a tasty breakfast at one of the many restaurant choices in the village. Then visit the market before heading to the beach.

The market is located in the parking lot of the Davidson’s Pharmacy at the 5100 block of Ocean Blvd. The market includes many vendors such as fresh fruits and veggies by Yum Yum Tree, Fouta Spa towels, hand made pottery, Vinsoy hand made candles by Kim Johnson.

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In addition Tropical silk paintings by Rita Van Gorder, plant varieties of bromeliads by Jason Mellica, photography by Mike Lee Beck and renowned artist Lloyd Dobson Artist exhibiting tropical beach themed oil paintings with FREE shipping to the lower US 48 & Canada and many more vendors including live music.

After walking the beach come into the Village and check out some 1_-_the_hub_baja_grill_at_night_-_templateof the restaurants, bars and boutiques. One of my favorites is The Hub Baja Grill located at the stop sign. Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.

Another favorite is The Cottage. The staff are friendly, you feel like 1_-_siesta_key_the_cottage_-_templatethey could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it’s too hot and the inner courtyard which has some great island music. The food is above average with some Asian and other influences. Great spot to meet folks.

If late night is your thing then The Beach Club is the place to go for late night dancing and socializing.

My Favorite Sunday “Funday” afternoon schedule is the following:

1) Breakfast sandwich from Alex’s Village Cafe booth at the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

2) Selling my paintings at the the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

3) Going to The Hub for a great lunch, island live music and adult beverages after leaving the Siesta Key Farmers Market.
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4) Late afternoon for reggae music by Desi Adams and great food at Gilligan Island Bar.1 - Desi Adams Playing At Gilligans

For additional information about things to do on Siesta Key you can click this link Chamber of Commerce

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Digital Print Products By Siesta Key Artist

Art_-_Another_Day_In_Paradise_-_Canvas_PrintDigital Print Products by Siesta Key Artist Lloyd Dobson are derived from his original oil paintings. Siesta Key  is located on the beautiful west coast of Florida, Siesta Key is a little piece of paradise. Siesta Key is home to Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles. Shops from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky with all sorts of fashion and a diverse collection of restaurants and eateries.

With Lloyd Dobson residing in this beautiful paradise his paintings are influenced by his surroundings. As his career flourishes he has been asked numerous times if his art was available as digital printing Art_-_Abandon_Boat_In_Paradise_-_Throw_Pillowon any products such as shower curtains, throw pillows canvas prints or apparel? His artwork can now be enjoyed on prints, canvas prints, metal prints, apparel, cell phone cases, coffee mugs, greeting cards, duvet covers, shower curtains, beach towels and much more.

For additional information on the digital products CLICK HERE NOW

Oil Paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist. One of the most popular for decorating a bedroom, den or bathroom is the beach. Because most people associate the surf, sand and sunshine with happy days, it’s a 1_-_Decorating_Above_Fireplace_With_-_Marina_Jack's_Paintingnatural interior decor motif.

Lloyd Dobson’s paintings hang in hundreds of private collections throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland.

Here are a couple of testimonials:

“Lloyd captures Paradise on canvas with the touch of a talented hand. Everytime I look at it I can picture myself there…it’s magical!” –  Janet D. Sarasota, Florida

“A dream come true! We have been searching for two years for the perfect painting to complete our living room. When I found your site online and began looking around, there for the first time I easily found the perfect painting for our home. Thank you Lloyd Dobson and we look forward to meeting you in person our next visit to your paradise island Siesta Key, Florida.”  – Jeanne F.- Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you have a favorite vacation, cruise or photo contact Lloyd Dobson Artist for a free quote and have him commissioned to recreate thatArt_-_#128915_-_My_Carnival_Cruise_-_16x20 memorable moment of joy and happiness. A PAINTING LAST FOREVER!

Every Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm you can find Lloyd Dobson’s tropical beach themed oil paintings at the Siesta Key Farmers Market located at 5104 Ocean Blvd from 8am to 1pm in the Siesta Key Village. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 and Canada, which makes it convenient for the vacationers who want to have an original painting by a local artist hanging on their wall at home or office.

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Art On Siesta Key Florida

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_And_Additional_Vendors Art On Siesta Key, Florida by Lloyd Dobson Artist  is located on the beautiful west coast of Florida, Siesta Key is a little piece of paradise. Siesta Key is home to Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles. Shops from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky with all sorts of fashion and a diverse collection of restaurants and eateries.

Every Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm you can find Lloyd 1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_Booth_-_Me_PointingDobson’s tropical beach themed oil paintings at the Siesta Key Farmers Market located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key Village. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 and Canada, which makes it convenient for the vacationers who want to have an original painting by a local artist hanging on their wall at home or office.

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Crowds_If you are in the area February 25th and 26th, 2017, the 23rd Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival returns. You can take in the sand and the sea along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road as you discover wonderful creations from more than 100 crafters exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery. From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from local and traveling crafters, your visit to Siesta Key is promised to be a feast for the senses. This spectacular weekend festival is not to be missed. The hours are 10am to 5pm both days.

Oil Paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist. One of the most popular Art_-_#145516_-_Beach_Access_-_26x34themes for decorating a bedroom, den or bathroom is the beach. Because most people associate the surf, sand and sunshine with happy days, it’s a natural interior decor motif. Lloyd Dobson’s paintings hang in hundreds of private collections throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland. If you have a favorite vacation, cruise or photo contact Lloyd Dobson Artist for a free quote and have him commissioned to recreate that memorable moment of joy and happiness. A PAINTING LAST FOREVER!

For additional information concerning Lloyd Dobson Artist you may visit www.LloydDobsonArtist.com where in addition to his gallery of available paintings you will find digital printed products of his paintings on items such as Gilcee, Canvas Prints, Prints, Shower Curtains, Throw Pillows, Coffee Mugs, Cell Phone Cases, Beach Towels, Tote Bags and much more.

Testimonials For Florida Artist Lloyd Dobson. Since moving to the Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida area 10 years ago, Lloyd Dobson’s beach themed oil paintings hang in hundreds of homes and offices throughout the US, Canada,the UK and Switzerland. Collectors are talking about their experience with Lloyd Dobson Artist … take a look!

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Florida

a-siesta-key-signThings To Do On Siesta Key, Florida are plentiful. Siesta Key is a wonderful find, such a great beach, great weather and wonderful people to meet. The accommodations are wonderful and varied, you can find anything you are looking for from inner coastal rentals to beach side, at most price ranges.

You can walk for miles on the beach, check out the local restaurants and stores and enjoy awesome weather… a must visit.1_-_siesta_key_public_beach_-_template What a great beach! Soft sugar white sand and beautiful sunsets! Love walking here and you will have no problem biking with your beach cruisers! You can find quieter parts of this beach if you walk a bit further away from the main area where the shops and food stations are. Just take in the sea breeze!

There are several water sports rental places, several boat tours and fishing charter businesses, Point of Rocks for shore shelling, scuba & snorkeling, gear rentals, kayaking & canoeing, parasailing & paragliding, dolphin & whale watching, fishing charters & tours, water skiing & jet skiing and much more.

1_-_iesta_key_market__-_side_view_of_boothSiesta Key Farmers Market a best kept secret operates every Sunday morning in the Village. A great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8am to 1pm  and most are closing up at 1:00pm so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!

A super way to spend Sunday morning! Have a tasty breakfast at one of the many restaurant choices in the village. Then visit the1_-_siesta_key_farmers_market_booth_-_me_pointing Siesta Key Farmers Market before heading to the beach.  A number of local artists display their work including renowned local artist Lloyd Dobson with his affordable beach themed Oil paintings, photography by Mike Lee Beck and his Siesta Images, shell art, ceramics, metal art, clothing, batik, candles, jewelry, plus fruits and vegetables and other food items. Health and beauty items as well. Again they have live music every week for your listening enjoyment. Its a great way to get in the local groove!

After walking the beach come into the Siesta Key Village and check out some 1_-_the_hub_baja_grill_at_night_-_templateof the restaurants, bars and boutiques. One of my favorites is The Hub Baja Grill located at the stop sign. Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.

1_-_siesta_key_the_cottage_-_templateAnother favorite is The Cottage. The staff are friendly, you feel like they could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it’s too hot and the inner courtyard which has some great island music. The food is above average with some Asian and other influences. Great spot to meet folks.

My Favorite Sunday Funday afternoon restaurant pub on the Key for reggae music by Desi Adams and great food is Gilligan Island 1_-_siesta_key_gilligans_island_bar_-_templateBar.

You can find Lloyd Dobson Artist and his paintings every Sunday from 8am to 1pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market in the Village at 5104 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key, Florida. Come by and say hello.

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Art On Siesta Key

art_-_145516_-_beach_access_-_26x34 Art On Siesta Key by Lloyd Dobson Artist. Siesta Key  is located on the beautiful west coast of Florida, Siesta Key is a little piece of paradise. Siesta Key is home to Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles. Shops from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky with all sorts of fashion and a diverse collection of restaurants and eateries.

Every Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm you can find Lloyd Dobson’s tropical beach themed oil paintings at the Siesta Key Farmers Market located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key 1_-_siesta_key_farmers_market_booth_-_me_pointingVillage. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 and Canada, which makes it convenient for the vacationers who want to have an original painting by a local artist hanging on their wall at home or office.

If you are in the area February 25th and 26th, 2017, the 23rd Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival returns. You can take in the sand and the sea along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road as you discover wonderful creations from more than 100 crafters exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery. From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from local and traveling crafters, your visit to Siesta Key is promised to be a feast for the senses. This spectacular weekend festival is not to be missed. The hours are 10am to 5pm both days.

Oil Paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist. One of the most popular themes for decorating a bedroom, den or bathroom is the beach. Because most people associate the surf, sand and sunshine with happy days, it’s a natural as an interior decor motif. Lloyd Dobson’s paintings hang in hundreds of private collections throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland.

If you have a favorite vacation, cruise or photo contact Lloyd Dobson Artist for a free quote and have him commissioned to recreate that memorable moment of joy and happiness.  A PAINTING LAST FOREVER!

In addition to Lloyd Dobson Artist gallery of available paintings you will find digital printed products of paintings on items such as Gilcee, Canvas Prints, Prints, Shower Curtains, Throw Pillows, Coffee Mugs, Cell Phone Cases, Beach Towels, Tote Bags, Weekender Bags, Apparel and much more.

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How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories

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How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories?
Our homes are natural storytellers. Their adorned walls, marked-up floors, slept-in sheets all paint a vivid picture about the places we’ve been and the kind of people we are. To say that looks aren’t important, in this case, doesn’t fly. Your space truly serves an extension, not of your appearance, but of your experiences.

So, how do we keep our best memories and experiences alive?

Art, of course. Commissions, more specifically.

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What’s a commission? A commissioned work of art is a piece created specifically for you based on your specifications and desires, by Lloyd Dobson Artist from Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida.Lloyd_Dobson_-_Siesta_Key_Public_Beach_-_Horizontal

How does it work? It starts with you and your ideas – whether they be extremely detailed, or loose guidelines.

Let’s pretend for a minute. (Say your favorite place in the world is Siesta Key, Florida.)

You traveled there when you were 27. You walked the sugar white sand beach for three weeks with your best friend from college. You unlocked the condo door for the first time and were welcomed by an open view of the aqua Gulf waters that could only be outdone by the green coconut palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze peeking through between you and the beach. You flung your suitcases on the floor and cracked the 2 euro bottle of vino you picked up stared out the window until it was gone.

"Siesta Key Public Beach" Siesta Key, Florida
“Siesta Key Public Beach”
Siesta Key, Florida

THOSE are the kind of moments commissioned artworks are capable of capturing.

How does the artist know what to do? You will connect with Lloyd Dobson Artist and facilitate the back and forth to make it as seamless as possible. You’ll work with him and relay details, big or small, that you want included in your piece, along with the feeling you want it to convey and specifics you have in mind like size, color and orientation. All of his artwork is on stretched canvas.Lloyd_Dobson_Painting_A_Beach_Scene_#1

Lloyd Dobson Artist will then give you a timeline and update you with his studio sessions before you receive your final piece.

Why are commissions awesome?  They simultaneously “bring you back,” and move forward with you for the rest of your long life. Plus, the artistic flairs of your favorite artist make these types of pieces rich with personality and authentic style.

Have your favorite memory in mind?

Well it is simple to recapture. Send an email to lloyddobsonartist@gmail.com for a FREE quote.

Commission a piece now >

 

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Public Beach

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Public Beach are many including Lloyd Dobson Artist LIVE every Wednesday morning.
Siesta Public Beach offers tennis, playgrounds and a picnic area. Attend events on the beach, including Siesta Fiesta, volleyball tournaments, craft shows, festivals, concerts and art exhibits.

Siesta Key’s annual events include Safe Treats Halloween, SandFest, and the Siesta Key Crystal Classic professional sand sculpture contest in the fall. Light Up the Village starts the holiday season, and the Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest is in May.

The amazing natural beauty of Siesta Key is unforgettable. The beaches are jewels, literally, as the sand is composed almost entirely of pure quartz. Lush tropical palm trees and plants thrive, and wildlife flourishes. Dolphins and manatees play in the warm Gulf and bay waters. Pelicans, cranes, egrets and shorebirds are plentiful here.

You’ll feel at ease here in the comfortable atmosphere of 1 - Siesta Village SignMom-and-Pop businesses, free of the hype of mega-hotels and chain restaurants that characterize so many other resort areas.

Siesta Key is the laid-back beach town that goes above and beyond. Right nearby in Sarasota, you’ll find museums, art, wildlife, circuses, opera, ballet, symphonies, theater, film festivals, botanical gardens, baseball spring training… the list goes on.

Besides the Siesta Key Public Beach you can find Lloyd Dobson every Sunday morning at the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

Why not an affordable original oil painting by Siesta Key – Sarasota artist Lloyd Dobson capturing the voted #3 beach by Tripadvisor? Come by and say hello! It is a Sunday morning tradition since 2008 from 8am to 1pm, the Siesta Key Farmers Market located in the Siesta Village – 5104 Ocean Blvd. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower 48 United States & Canada.

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Florida Beach Art

"Siesta Key Public Beach" #140916 BUY $490 24x30 - FREE Shipping Lower US 48 & Canada
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Florida Beach Art can help make any home have a happy warm feeling by sharing this 1,200 miles of coastline in an original oil painting or in a Giclee/Canvas print. Lloyd Dobson Siesta Key – Sarasota artist captures these tropical beach scenes with affordable pricing and FREE shipping  to the lower US 48 and Canada.

Also available off his website at the “SHOP FOR PRODUCTS” tab are the following items with his paintings printed on the product: Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Beach Towels, Round

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Beach Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers, Greeting Cards, Cell Phone Cases, Apparel (T-Shirts, etc), Prints, Metal Art and Canvas Prints.

Whether you are a winter visitor, vacationer or full-time resident, Florida’s 1,200 miles of coastline is yours to enjoy and we’re going to help you by giving you all of the details on the best FLorida Beach City: Sarasota.

Sarasota is in a county of the same name: Sarasota County which is home to other favorite small towns including Venice, Englewood, and Longboat Key. Beautiful SarasotaA - Siesta Key Beach #1 Bay separates the county’s barrier islands from the mainland. With its 40 miles of beaches, Sarasota County is one of America’s most desirable places to live and to vacation.

Sarasota accommodations are varied and many and you can choose from a quaint Sarasota inn, to a Sarasota resort and even a Sarasota motel or two. You can find Sarasota vacation rentals in Siesta Key condos, Sarasota condominiums and Sarasota villas. Sarasota Restaurants throughout the County are many and palate pleasing!

In Venice, Café Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar is the place to go. Cork on St. Armand’s Circle on Lido Key was named “Best New Restaurant.” It’s a pretty exciting place with exciting food! Ophelia’s on the Bay offers beautiful alfresco dining overlooking Sarasota Bay and Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key is legendary. Gift certificates to all of these well known and great restaurants are available in The Florida Beach Book. Try them all!

On to the beaches!

1_-_Turtle_Beach1) Turtle Beach

Location: South end of Siesta Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: parking lots are free and plentiful

Amenities: ½ mile beach, free Wi-Fi at the Campground, boat ramps, canoe/kayak launch area, horseshoes, picnic shelters with grills, playground, restrooms, volleyball courts, campground, restaurants within walking distance

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1_-_Cresent_Beach2) Crescent Beach

Location: Siesta Key. Beach Access #12 – Stickney Point Road & Access #13 – Point O’ Rocks Road

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: limited, roadside

Amenities: none

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1_-_Siesta_Key_Beach_With_Blue_Lifeguard_Stand3) Siesta Key Beach

Location: 948 Beach Road, south end of Beach Road, Siesta Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: .4 mile beach, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables and grills, concessions, volleyball courts, handicapped accessible and handicapped wheelchair, soccer field, tennis courts, safety building, ball fields.

Siesta Key (Accesses)

Location: There are 10 beach access points on the north side of Siesta Key:

Beach Access #1 – Shell Road

Siesta Drive, west to Higel, west on Shell Road

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Beach Access #2 – Avenida Messina1_-_Beach_Access_#2_-_Avenida_Messina

Ocean Boulevard, west on Avenida Messina

No Swimming

Beach Access #5 – Ocean Boulevard

Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road Intersection

Beach Access #7 – Calle de la Siesta

Beach Road and Calle de la Siesta

Beach Access # 8 – Plaza de las Palmas 1

Off of Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Beach Access # 9 – Plaza de las Palmas 2

Off of Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Beach Access # 10 – Calle del Invierno

Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free, limited on street

Amenities: none

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1_-_South_Lido_Key_Beach_Park4) South Lido Beach (Park)

Location: south end of Ben Franklin Drive at the southern tip of Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: 640 feet of gulf beach, 3500 ft on the Bay, seasonal lifeguards, picnic tables and grills, jogging trail, multi-purpose field, nature trails, playground, self-guided canoeing trail, restrooms, volleyball courts, observation tower and decks, showers

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1_-_Lido_Beach5) Lido Beach

Location: 400 Ben Franklin Drive, one half mile southwest of St. Armand’s Circle, Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: 3100 feet of beach, 15 acres, lifeguards, handicapped access and handicapped wheelchair, concessions, gift shop, observation decks, playground, recreation building, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, 25 meter swimming pool

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1_-_North_Lido_Beach6) North Lido Beach

Location:  400 Bean Franklin Drive, one quarter mile northwest of St. Armand’s Circle, off John Ringling Blvd., Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free, small lot

Amenities: 77 acres, nature trail, handicapped accessible

The Best Florida Beach City – Sarasota, welcomes you for a day, a week, or for the rest of your life. Now what are you waiting for? Get swimming! 

You can find Lloyd Dobson and his Florida Tropical Art For Sale In Florida oil paintings every Sunday from 8am to 1pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market – 5104 Ocean Blvd. in the Village on Siesta Key, Florida and you can watch paint these tropical beach scenes LIVE every Wednesday morning from 9am to 12 noon at the Siesta Key Public Beach pavilion – 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Florida. 

 

 

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Siesta Key Public Beach With a Live Artist

1_-_Siesta_Key_Pavilion_#6Siesta Key Public Beach With a Live Artist enhances your visit to this paradise island. Watch local Siesta Key – Sarasota artist Lloyd Dobson capture on canvas this tropical paradise island at the Siesta Key public beach pavilion upper level patio every Wednesday beginning June 29, 2016 – 9am to 12pm. You can go to his website, click on the ART SHOWS and LIVE EVENTS tab.

Siesta Key is a barrier island off the central western coast A - Blue Lifeguard Shack - TEMPLATEof Florida in the United States of America. It is situated between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place in Sarasota County.

Featuring 99% quartz, Siesta Key is proud of its sand. Siesta Key even won an award from the International Sand Contest in 1987 for having the best overall sand anywhere! That means that Siesta Key has the best sand in the WORLD! Even the Travel Channel agrees. In 2004, the Travel Channel’s Best Beaches in America show featured Siesta Key as the Best Sand Beach…on the planet!

A_-_Siesta_Key_Beach_Palm_Trees_-_TEMPLATEA short drive from downtown Sarasota, Siesta Key sits adjacent to the glittering Gulf of Mexico and its Siesta Public Beach has been named one of the nation’s best. Siesta Key is known for it’s world class powdery white quartz sand beaches. It has 100 golf courses within driving distance, and an endless selection of cultural and family activities.

Siesta Key is the laid-back beach town that goes above and A - Siesta Key Signbeyond. Right nearby in Sarasota, you’ll find museums, art, wildlife, circuses, opera, ballet, symphonies, theater, film festivals, botanical gardens, baseball spring training… the list goes on.

Siesta Key accommodations range from the simplicity of a hotel to the convenience of a week-long (or more) rental. From cozy, beach-side cottages outfitted with the basics to posh condominium complexes complete with every amenity imaginable, there’s an option for all visitors and budgets. Of course, no matter where you choose to stay, Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach or Turtle Beach are just a short walk away.

When you arrive at the Siesta Key public beach pavilion make sure you stop by and say hello and maybe pause a moment and watch me create a painting inspired by this incredible tropical paradise island. You can also catch me every Sunday morning at the Siesta Key Farmers Market at 1_-_SKFM_Booth_&_Me_-_05-22-20165104 Ocean Blvd in the Village from 8am to 1pm. For additional information about Lloyd Dobson Artist and his paintings go to www.LloydDobsonArtist.com

 

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