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Follow our hashtag this summer or use it for a chance to be featured!

Share Siesta Key this Summer with our Hashtag!

Help celebrate Siesta Beach's No. 1 ranking on TripAdvisor by using the hashtag #SiestaBeachSummer in July.

June 25, 2020

Summer is here, and there’s no better place to pass the time than Siesta Beach—the No. 1 one beach in the U.S. and No. 11 in the world.

Don’t worry if you can’t get to Siesta Beach right away because we’re bringing the beach to you all month long! Use the hashtag #SiestaBeachSummer and follow along with our weekly themes for a chance to get your photos and videos featured on our Instagram page @VisitSarasotaCounty.

We hope to make this hashtag the hub for all things related to a summer experience on Siesta Key: parasailing, sunbathing, sand sculpting, tropical drink tasting, paddling, splashing, fishing and more along the shores of Sarasota’s world-famous beach.

Share your own great times from past, present or future visits and encourage your vacation buddies to join the fun too! For the best chance to be featured on our page, work these weekly themes into your posts:

Best Beach Activity

Week 1 (starting July 5)

Lounging along our white sandy beaches isn’t for everyone, so let’s explore all the ways we can quench that sense of adventure. Pickup games at the public beach volleyball courts. Reeling in the catch-of-the-day from the shoreline or a boat. Soaring sky-high strapped to a parachute. Paddling to secret beaches and snorkeling spots. Reminisce or share your new favorite beachside activity!

Best B&B

Week 2 (starting July 12)

If you’re the full-service resort type, prefer a barefoot bungalow or would rather pitch a tent than ever leave the beach—Siesta Key has something for everyone. From family vacations to honeymoon soirees, let’s share all the ways you can find a home-away-from-home near the No. 1 beach.

Best Bites

Week 3 (starting July 19)

For many, meals on vacation make the memories that much sweeter! Siesta has no shortage of stops to fill up any foodie. Show who’s making the most of classic local seafood sources like grouper, stone crab and oysters. From tropical drinks at a local haunt, to menus combining savory meals with sweet treats, to outdoor tables with gorgeous waterfront views—you'll find something special to satisfy your cravings.

Best Beaches Beyond Siesta

Week 4 (starting July 26)

While the best beach in the U.S. may have brought you to Sarasota County, it's time for some island-hopping to discover the other unique and stunning beaches in our destination. From shark’s teeth and shells, to shopping and serenity, you might be surprised by what awaits at the other islands along our nearly 40 miles of Sarasota County beaches. Let’s share all the reasons why it’s worth planning a day off-island for a change.

Now, start pulling those pictures from your gallery and get ready to brag on our beaches for a month while you look forward to coming down for new ones!

Need more reminders about what makes Siesta special? Check out the links below!

10 Places to Eat on Siesta Key

Indulge in fresh seafood, handmade pasta, fine wine and more when dining on Siesta Key. Whether you'd prefer a fine dining establishment, or a simple grouper sandwich and beer, there are more than enough options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Feel the Beat: Siesta Key Drum Circle

Drum Circles will typically form every Sunday gathering together artists, dancers, locals, tourists, children, and adults for a night of dancing, music, sand, sunsets, and judgement-free unity & peace.

Watersports on Siesta Key

If soaking up sun, surf and sand aren't your idea of spending a visit to the best beach in the U.S., don't worry. You can hop on a jet ski, go parasailing, wrangle a boogie board, and even bring the whole family out on a boat. It's time to get a different view of Siesta Key – from the water!

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One Day of Relaxation on Siesta Key

24-hours on Siesta Key is enough to leave you with a lifetime of memories.

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'Siesta Key' MTV Show vs. Reality

Learn out how to find those favorite backdrops made popular on the show and on the stars' social media pages.

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A Toast to a Night Out on Siesta Key

The picturesque cruise down Ocean Boulevard. Beaches like no other. Intoxicating sunsets. People watching. There's a lot to toast to out here, and an abundance of low key, sandy bars at which you can do so.

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10 Ways to spend a day on Siesta Key

After a hour or two spent sunbathing, there’s many more activities to enjoy all around Siesta Key. Start planning your vacation with our 10 ways to spend the day on Siesta Key.

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