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Spring Break on Siesta Key A to Z

Looking forward to your Spring Break on Siesta Key? Has it been a while since you've visited or possibly even your 1st visit?

We've got the basics laid out for you from A-Z.

Alcohol - A drink for responsible adults of drinking age. Weekly permanent Drink Specials happen in addition to Spring Break Specials here on Siesta Key.

Alligators - Can be in any water in Florida so be aware, but they prefer freshwater.

Aquarium - Mote Marine Aquarium is located on City Island north of Siesta Key.

Beaches - Siesta, Turtle & Shell. Siesta Beach is the popular large public beach that runs from Point of Rocks to beyond the broken pier in Siesta Key Village. Turtle Beach is a less crowded beach on the south part of Siesta Key. Shell Beach is a small beach with less than two dozen parking spaces. It faces Lido Key and overlooks Big Pass.

Beer - Siesta Spirits or Morton's Siesta Market for cases and coolers for the beach. No bottles on the beach!

Birding - Our Birding in Sarasota Guide.

Bob Marley Gear - Marley's Gifts (New) in Siesta Key Village

Breakfast - Sun Garden Cafe and Another Broken Egg Cafe in Siesta Key Village.

Coffee - Lelu's Coffee Lounge or the Local Bean in Siesta Key Village.

Clubbing - Beach Club 1947 in Siesta Key Village.

Crawfish - Happy Hour at Siesta Key Oyster Bar.

Dolphins - Best viewing spot is Nora Patterson Bay Island Park.

Dogs - Not on the beaches of Siesta Key but there is a beach in Venice about 15 miles south that allows dogs on the beach.

Espresso - Lelu's Coffee Lounge or the Local Bean in Siesta Key Village.

Farmers Market - On Sundays in Siesta Key Village.

Fish Tacos - Grouper or Mahi at Siesta Key Oyster Bar.

Fishing Charters, Licenses and Equipment - CB's Saltwater Outfitters at Siesta Key Marina near south bridge.

Food - Our Siesta Key Village Food Guide gives you the best options in Siesta Key Village. Try Nutritious You, Anna's Deli and Ophelia's on the southern half of Siesta Key.

Free Rides - A transportation vehicle that will take you anywhere on Siesta Key for mandatory tips. So no, they are really not free.

French Food - Bonjour Cafe in Siesta Key Village.

Gas Station - Circle K in Siesta Key Village.

Gelato - Ciao Gelato in Siesta Key Village.

Golf - No golf courses on Siesta Key but some exist in Sarasota and on Longboat Key.

Gym - Walk or run the beach!

Hats - Beach Bazaar in Siesta Key Village.

Ice Cream - Sub Zero, Big Olaf & Meaney's Mini Donuts in Siesta Key Village. Orange Octopus is near the south bridge.

Jaeger - Give it a 2nd thought.

Key Rats - Locals who party on Siesta Key year round and most days.

Late Night Food - Daiquiri Deck and Solorzano's Pizzeria have you covered until 2 AM or later.

Liquor - Siesta Key Spirits near the south bridge.

Littering - Please don't litter. Fines are large if you need another reason.

Local Craft Beer - JDubs's, Calusa, Motorworks & Big Top Brewing are local Sarasota Area breweries.

Manatees - Best viewing spot is the Palm Island Bridge across from Beach Access 10. Please leave these gentle giants alone and do not touch them!

Martinis - Blasé Cafe & Martini Bar in Siesta Key Village.

Margaritas - The Hub Baja Grill in Siesta Key Village.

Mermaid Outfits - Siesta Key Mermaids in Siesta Key Village.

Mini Golf - No options. Parking concerns shut the project down. Yes, this happened.

Nutritious You - A way to eat healthy on Spring Break.

Oysters - Siesta Key Oyster Bar in Siesta Key Village.

Parking - Fills up quickly and early but is generally free almost everywhere on Siesta Key.

Pizza - Solorzano's Pizzeria, 3:14 Pi & Flavio's Brick Oven have you covered.

Poke - At CeviChela in Siesta Key Village.

Quitting Processed Sugar - Try CROP Juice located in Sarasota to cut sugar and stay healthy with the best cold pressed juice in the world.

Restrooms - Siesta Key Public Beach.

Romantic Dining - Ophelia's on the Bay, call for reservations.

Shopping - Gidget's Coastal Provisions in Siesta Key Village is known for great beach gifts. Morton's Siesta Market is the grocery option in Siesta Key Village. Crescent Beach Grocery and a Publix on the mainland side of both Siesta Key Bridges also provide grocery options.

Sports with Sound - Old Salty Dog in Siesta Key Village.

Sunset Viewing - Sunset Deck at Siesta Key Public Beach or the point at Beach Access 4 on Siesta Beach.

Sushi - Jo-To Japanese in Siesta Key Village.

SUP - Stand Up Paddleboarding rentals are located at every beach on Siesta Key.

Tacos - CeviChela in Siesta Key Village.

Tattoos - Bad idea.

Tiki Bar - Captain Curt's Sniki Tiki Bar near the south bridge.

Uber - Yes it exists and it is glorious.

Vacation Rentals - Minorga on the Key Village Condos or check with The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.

Wine - Wine Tasting Rooms at Siesta Key Tropical Wines & Gifts in Siesta Key Village and Siesta Key Winery and Bootleggers Moonshine Company is near the south bridge.  

eXempt - What many Spring Breakers incorrectly believe they are from traffic laws.

Yoder's Pies - World Famous and located in Sarasota.

Zoo - Big Cat Habitat has two Ligers and many other large predators. Located east of 75 in Sarasota.

Our Blogs on Sarasota and Siesta Key:
Daily Drink Specials in Siesta Key Village
The Perfect Sarasota Day
100 Amazing Things to Do In Sarasota
Don't Forget These Items on Your Siesta Key Vacation!
Siesta Key Village Food Guide
Siesta Beach Guide
5 Ways to Get to Siesta Key from Tampa International Airport
Birding in Sarasota Florida
Visit Sarasota is The Ultimate Travel Guide to Sarasota County
Discover Siesta Key with The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
7 Offbeat Attractions You Have to Visit in Sarasota Florida
Shopping on Siesta Key
Siesta Key Breeze Free Trolley
11 Reasons to Stay at Minorga on the Key Village Condos