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First Time - Siesta Key or Longboat Key?

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Augusta, Georgia
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First Time - Siesta Key or Longboat Key?

Husband and I will visit Sarasota for the first time this November. We think we want to stay in Siesta Key or Longboat Key. Will be just the two of us, no kids, 50 yoa, We love the beach, good restaurants (casual or fine dining) , aren't late-nighters but are active. Could someone compare or provide insight as to Siesta vs Longboat and which would be the best choice for us? Thank you!

Sarasota, Florida
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11. Re: First Time - Siesta Key or Longboat Key?

Siesta Key has the Key West vibe, and has much more of a beach feel. Longboat Key has more of the "golf resort" feel. 50 is an interesting age in Sarasota, because on Longboat Key, you will feel very young, however on Siesta Key, you will fit right in. Parking on Siesta Key is difficult if you're not staying there (especially in tourist season), so having your own place is a big plus, and you can always drive and park for restaurants and shopping on St. Armands.

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12. Re: First Time - Siesta Key or Longboat Key?

We (both 50's) are fortunate to have a second home in Fl - we usually enjoy a trip to Siesta Key. I believe, and think I am right in saying that the 'sand' here is actually 99% quartz and rated No1 beach.

Have you looked at Florida guide to beaches on the net?

Either way I am sure you will not be disappointed at this lovely spot.

Good luck


Edited: 12:52 pm, August 15, 2012
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13. Re: First Time - Siesta Key or Longboat Key?

FlaHockeyFan hit the nail on the head......and nicely put! I agree 100 percent.

14. Re: First Time - Siesta Key or Longboat Key?

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