The Point-of-Rocks neighborhood on Siesta Key near Sarasota, Florida, takes its name from an outcropping of flat, smooth, limestone rock on the beach.
Point-of-Rocks forms a natural boundary at the south end of Crescent Beach. It is a very quiet residential neighborhood tucked away from all the traffic of the main road. The neighborhood has lots of trees and beautiful tropical foliage, and you may find it difficult to leave once your vacation is over.
There are plenty of vacation rentals here within a few hundred yards of the beach. There are only a few with direct beachfront exposure because Point-of-Rocks only has a few hundred yards of beachfront. It is a small neighborhood of just a few square blocks.
Choosing a vacation rental here puts you within steps of fantastic beaches, and you are still convenient to stores and restaurants. Sarasota and its cultural attractions, shopping, and nightlife is just a 5 minute drive over the bridge. If you want to do some snorkeling, or if you have kids that like to poke around in the shallow water, Point-of-Rocks is the perfect place. You are also right next to Crescent Beach, which is a beautiful white sandy beach.
Just a few steps north gets you away from the rocks entirely. You can keep walking all the way to Siesta Key Public Beach if you want to. The beach is wide and firm and flat, so you can also ride a bike on the beach here. It's a great beach for running too. I used to come here to run at night occasionally. Many residents walk the length of the beach every day for exercise and relaxation.
If you've reached this page through a search engine, you might want to start with an overview of what Siesta Key's different neighborhoods have to offer by visiting the home page for Siesta Key Beachfront Vacation Rentals.
Or to look at specific properties you can visit SiestaKeySarasotaVacation.com
To get to the rocks from the south end of Crescent Beach you have to either walk in the water (it's only waist deep) or you have to walk along the seawall (pictured below). Sometimes it's impossible to get around the seawall onto the Point-of-Rocks beach without getting your feet wet, depending on the tide and the condition of the beach. It can be impossible when the surf is up.
Find out more about snorkeling at Point-of-Rocks on Siesta Key.