There are a number of sailboat and boat rentals on the Key, the one I went to the most is located beside the Bank of America at the end of Stickney Point bridge. There are also sailboat rental avaliable on the Key itself, if you're into sailing you'll have a great time sailing into the sunset!
Siesta Key is home to a good number of wading birds. They seem to live easily amongst the ever-growing population of perople. This great white egret was strolling across the front lawn of a modest home as my dad and I took our morning walk.
The egret is a flesh eater and favors fish, frogs, insects and even small mammals. It is a very large bird that reaches a height of three and a half feet.
I've never had the opportunity to boat the intracoastal waterway, but it looks like a lot of fun. Better than just lying out on the beach at any rate. I wonder how many gallons to the mile this boat uses?
There is a public beach on the north end of the key. It seems to be very popular because there are always people hanging out there. In addition to the regular beach activities of swimming and sunbathing, there are tennis courts and volleyball nets.
'The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in its affiliation with Florida State University is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. Recognized as the Art Museum of the State Of Florida, its campus encompasses an internationally recognized museum of Western European and American art; a Museum of the Circus; Cà d'Zan, the Ringlings' thirty-room mansion; the historic Asolo theater from Venice, and over 60 acres of landscaped grounds and statuary.
Its collections, vast research resources through one of the largest art libraries in the State, and statewide outreach education programs provide access for scholarly research, arts education and enjoyment for audiences throughout the nation.' ~ Ringling site
For the romantics and photographers alike, a sunset on the key is a must. No two sunsets are the same, I make it a point to get on the beach every night about 20 minutes before sundown.
A trip to Sarasota is not complete without going to this popular beach. It is one of the nicest public beaches I have ever seen.
Every Sunday at sunset there is a group of people that set up a drumline with dancers and guitar players and all sorts of interesting people.