Sarasota County is upgrading the pickleball and tennis court area at Siesta Beach, and your input is being sought. Help the county shape this project by taking just a couple of minutes to complete a quick survey. Your feedback matters! Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/SiestaBeachSurvey
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With some prominent family history at his disposal, Matt Reid is a natural storyteller at the helm of his Siesta sunset cruise By Jane Bartnett On a late spring evening, Capt. Matthew Reid stood on the deck of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Stickney Point Road. With a distinctly southern drawl, he greeted his passengers and […]
After 50 years of its existence, Sarasota County officials have announced it has ended the annual amateur sand-sculpting program on Siesta Beach, citing low participation numbers.It was usually held in early May. Last year, inclement weather caused its last-minute cancellation.The county reports that it is looking for new event opportunities at the beach for that […]
By Jane Bartnett For beach volleyball players, playing a match or two on the soft, white, powdery sand at Siesta Beach is pure heaven.On a breezy mid-April afternoon, a vacationing family from Long Island, New York, was celebrating its 15-year-old son’s birthday and enjoying a competitive game of beach volleyball on Siesta Beach.“Best birthday ever,” […]
The Dig the Beach volleyball tournament is set for May 20 and 21 at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Rd. About 500 participants will battle in several divisions. For more information, visit digthebeach.com/event/siesta-key-may-20-21-2023/.
From Sarasota County: Summer camp registration is now open! #SRQCountyParks have a variety of summer camps, including day camps, adventure camps and week-long specialty camps. Don’t wait to find the perfect camp for you in our camp guide at ➡ bit.ly/3RYkgSl. If you need financial assistance to attend our camps, be sure to apply for […]
By Rick Grassett There should be good action with reds, trout and snook in skinny water right now as baitfish become more plentiful. Look for Spanish and king mackerel, cobia, tripletail and false albacore (little tunny) in the coastal gulf. Night snook fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway should also be a good option this month. […]
By Jane Bartnett On a sunny morning, Turtle Beach is a place of tranquility. At 8:30 a.m., an hour or so after sunrise, the waves lap up on the shore and a soft breeze fills the air. Small birds dash about on the sand before taking flight. The natural day begins.Could there be a better […]
The annual Run for the Turtles event, organized by Mote Marine, is set for 7 a.m. April 1 on Siesta Beach. The 5K or 1-mile races support the area’s sea turtles. If you can’t join the races in person, you can participate virtually. To register, visit http://ow.ly/qYtM50MUHc3