You can reach Siesta Key by two bridges that cross the Intracostal Waterway from Sarasota. Ocean Boulevard is where you’ll find the action and the beaches. The sands come from battered quartz rocks – making them the whitest to be found and some of the most popular.
To find this hidden gem, turn off Route 41 at Blackburn Point (you won’t see any signs pointing the way!). Winding along the island you’ll snake past the many mansions and landscaped yards – following the road will bring you to Nokomis Beach and then to the south end bridge back to the mainland.
Florida's Gulf Islands Guide
A guide to islands and beaches in the area - "Discover our west coast islands where warm tropical breezes caress miles of sugar-white sand beaches and where shimmering azure Gulf of Mexico waters kiss the tranquil blue Florida skies."