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Siesta Key Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions


1.What is the origin of the white sand of Siesta Key?

2.I am a celiac and cannot have wheat, where are the stores that carry wheat free products?

3.Where are the local Internet Cafe's & WIFI Hot Spots?

4.Where are the local Universities, Colleges, and High Schools?

5.Which beaches, if any, allow pets?

6.Where can I go Ballroom Dancing?



1. Siesta Key's soft white sand is 99% pure crushed quartz which never gets hot, and is ideal for building castles, sand sculptures, or just lounging around in the sun. It is said that Siesta Beach sand is millions of years old and flowed from the Appalachians down the rivers and was deposited on the beautiful white beaches of Siesta Key.

2. The Whole Foods Store carries a full assortment of Wheat Free Foods. They are located at 1451 First Street in Sarasota. (941) 955-8500 ph. Store hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Saturday. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

3. Sarasota's Internet Cafe's:
Latitude 23.5 Coffee & Tea - 2820 Clark Road - 941-929-1616
Sarasota Sweets & Coffee Co. 28 N. Blvd of the Presidents (St. Armands Circle. - 941-388-9190
Selby Library has WIFI. 1331 First St. Sarasota. 941-861-1100
Mail Pack Center - 6547 Midnight Pass Rd. Siesta Key

4. Universities in Sarasota and the links to their web sites:
Argosy University - 5250 17th St. Sarasota. (941) 379-0404 - http://www.sarasota.usf.edu/
The College of Metaphysical Studies - (941) 371-2768 - http://www.cms.edu/
Eckerd College - 2050 Oak Street. Sarasota. (941) 957-3397 - http://www.eckerd.edu/pel/sarasota.shtml
Everglades University - http://www.evergladesuniversity.edu
Goshen College - 3205 Southgate Cir, Sarasota. (800) 348-7422 - http://www.goshen-sarasota.edu/
International College - 1718 Main St. # 304, Sarasota. (941) 906-8627 -http://www.internationalcollege.edu/
Keiser College - 6151 Lake Osprey Dr. Sarasota. (941) 907-3900 - http://www.keisercollege.cc.fl.us/
Manatee Community College (MCC) - 7131 Professional Pkwy. E. Sarasota. (941) 363-7000 - http://www.mccfl.edu
New College - 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (941) 359-4269 - http://www.ncf.edu/
Ringling School of Art & Design - 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (941) 351-5100 - http://www.rsad.edu/
The Sarasota Military Academy - 801 N Orange Ave, Sarasota. (941) 926-1700 - http://www.sarasotamilitaryacademy.com/
Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) - 4748 Beneva Rd. Sarasota. (941) 924-1365 - http://www.sarasotatech.org/
Univ of South Florida (USF) - 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (941) 359-4200 - http://www.sarasota.usf.edu/
Webster University - 8043 Cooper Creek Blvd., #101, University Park. (941) 358-3840 - http://www.webster.edu/sarasota/
Sarasota County High Schools - http://www.sarasota.k12.fl.us/schools/list.htm
A rough map of locations of Schools and Universities in Sarasota County:
http://www.ci.sarasota.fl.us/Planning/Demographics/CitySchools.html

5. Pet parks and pet approved beaches
Sarasota is a very friendly pet area, although there are no dogs allowed on Siesta Key Beach, there are several parks, waterfront areas, and beaches dogs are allowed on;
Parks/Beaches which allow pets. (Animals must be on leashes): Arlington Park. 2650 Waldemere Street. Near Tamiami Trail. Bay Front Park. U.S. 41 and Ringling. Next to Marina Jack Restaurant. (Some water) Bird Key Park on the John Ringling Causeway. (Beach front) Gillespie Park. 710 N. Osprey Avenue. Downtown at Gillespie and N. Osprey. Ken Thompson Park - 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway. On City Island, by Mote Marine Lab. (Beach front) Paw Parks (Animals can be let off leashes): 17th Street Park. 4570 17th Street. East of Beneva Rd & West of Honore Ave. Woodmere Park. 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Woodmere Park. 1600 Harbor Drive S., Venice - Designated a Paw Dog Beach, Open 7 days a week from 7am

6. Ballroom Dancing Locations
Wilsons Dance Sport. 2272 Main St. Sarasota. (941)955-8558
The Dance Palace. 5725 Lawton Dr. Sarasota. (941) 923-3923
The Ballroom. 5660 Swift Rd. Sarasota. (941) 925-2411
Gotta Dance Studio. 303 S. Tamiami Trail. Nokomis. 941.486.0326




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