Below you will find three Siesta Key Galleries:
- Our Condo
- Sunsets from Our Lanai
- Our Beach
There is a second Gallery page that includes pictures taken from around the Siesta Key / Sarasota area and pictures from The Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival. Please click here to see those Galleries.
For information about fishing in Siesta Key and Sarasota and some pictures of fish that are commonly caught in our area, please click here see our page, Fishing Siesta Key and Sarasota.
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The first two pictures in the Gallery are aerial views of our condo complex. It is hard to appreciate how close we are to the Gulf and bay without seeing it from the air. Our condo sits on a VERY narrow strip of sand, which gives us the unique advantage of being direct oceanfront and having an unobstructed view of the beach and Gulf of Mexico from every room except the guest bedroom. You can enjoy a direct view of the bay inlet from our guest bedroom and east balcony.
Sunsets From our Lanai
With its sliding floor to ceiling glass panels and clear glass railing (as opposed to the picket fence rail you commonly see) you have an exclusive front row seat for magnificent sunsets. While most condos have a fixed screen, ours has sliding screens that allow you to take pictures without leaving the comfort of the lanai.
As you can see in the pictures below, some of the most amazing sunsets occur when the sky is almost filled with clouds, but the horizon is clear. On those evenings the sun will illuminate the clouds from beneath after it disappears below the horizon. This light show can go on for as long as 30 minutes after the sun sets.
The distance from the lanai to the Gulf varies a little with the tide, but it’s typically about 150 feet, and even during the peak of tourist season, you’ll find plenty of room to set up your umbrella and chairs.
You can walk about 1.5 miles to the north what it known as “Point of Rocks;” a rocky outcropping that separates us from northern Siesta Key. To the south you can walk farther than your legs will probably take you. I’ve made it as far as five miles before turning back, and I don’t know of anything beyond stamina that would stop you from walking to the southern tip of Casey’s Key.
To the south of us the island quickly narrows to only about 200 feet and there is a mile or so of totally undeveloped beachfront to explore. If you keep walking past that, the next house you’ll see set well back from the Gulf belongs to Stephen King.