|Siesta Key Sand Sculpting Competition|
|Dec 19||Shopping at Mazzaro's, Enchant @ Tropicana Field|
|Jan 16||Bean Point - City of Anna Maria/Bradenton Beach|
Honeymoon Beach & Caladesi Island
|Mar 20||Anastasia State Park |
On October 30th, we will conduct our lottery and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your seat confirmation or waitlist status. To get in on the fun, print the reservation form by clicking on the green button below. Mail the reservation form, along with your check (made out to the BBC) for $28 per person to:
Siesta Key Beach
The Pavilion Cafe, an above-average concession stand, is nearby, if you decide not to enter the Festival. It has an upper deck with picnic tables, so you can grab your lunch, a snack or a drink. (You can bring alcohol to Sarasota County beaches, as long as it is not in a glass container.)
If you decide to stake out your spot on the beach first, we'll be at Siesta Key until 3:30pm, so you'll have plenty of time to take in the sculptures, sample the foods, shop at the vendor booths and relax at the beach. Our favorite shop, Sand Ornaments by K-Star, sells Christmas ornaments made from sand. They are very detailed, durable, and make great stocking stuffers.
Liability Waiver: The BBC has a revised Liability Waiver specific to our club. Even if you have signed a liability release form in the past for our club, we are asking that you sign the revised one. Please click on link below, print and sign, and give the form to your bus leader on this trip.
Before you click on the waiver, one of these is good for your lifetime. PLEASE do NOT submit these for every trip!!!
Barefoot Beachcombers Club (‘BBC’ will also suffice)
333 Colony Blvd. #110
The Villages, FL 32162
You could instead hand your addressed envelope to a person at the counter at Safe Ship in Colony Plaza, saving you the stamp and ensure its timely arrival.
The finale of our trip is dinner in Siesta Key Village! At 3:30 pm, the buses will load up where they dropped us off. The Siesta Key Village offers a variety of tropical bars, casual restaurants, shops and boutiques along Ocean Blvd., the main street in the Village.You will have plenty of time for dinner and shopping. The Village is only a few blocks away. Here are a few of the dining options:
Siesta Key Village Restaurants
The Lobster Pot: 5157 Ocean Blvd https://www.sarasotalobsterpot.com/menu/dinner
Siesta Key Oyster Bar: 5238.Ocean Blvd Casual seafood & bar fare; https://www.skob.com/
The Seafood Joint 217 Avenida Madera; Specializes in Florida-local fresh seafood products. Monday: $5 mussels; counter/take-out & table service. https://theseafoodjoint.com/menu/
I/we would like to go to I/we would like to go to Siesta Key with the BBC on November 14th. Enclosed is my $28 check (pp).
Print your name(s): _______________________________________________________________________________________________
I/we wish to be on the bus with these friends (name up to four) ________________________________________________________________________________________________
I/we still have a credit with the BBC and I would like to use that credit. ________
I/we live in the Village of ________________________________
I/we will be fully vaccinated by November 1st _______________
During the trip, I can be reached at this phone number: ______________
If you've not been to Siesta Key Beach previously, it is the widest beach we visit ... so wide that the county installed beach mats to help navigate the soft sand. Be prepared for an 1,100' trek to the water......but definitely a worthwhile trek! There are beach wheelchairs available on a first come, first served basis at the Pavilion.
There are no lifeguards at Siesta Key Beach this time of year.
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~NOW with 80+ vendors, live music and food trucks ~
Monday, November 14, 8:30-8:30pm
Siesta Key is a 5-star, naturally beautiful beach. It was ranked #1 Beach in the USA in 2020 by Trip Adviser. The water is gorgeous and the quartz crystal, powdery sand is some of the softest, coolest sand in the world. Come join us on a trip to Siesta Key Beach!
Please note that as of 10/12/22, the beach conditions were reported as good, the water color had returned to "clear", and no floating debris or algae is being report in the water or on the beach. This is great news!
Upon arrival at Siesta Key Beach, you may immediately attend The Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, hang out at the Pavilion Cafe, or head directly to the beach. The Sand Sculpting Festival, hosting 24 competitive artists, takes place directly on the broad, white, glistening sand. The artwork is beyond your expectations! You do NOT want to miss this!
As an added bonus, the Festival now has an event stage, live music and food trucks! In addition to the sculptures, the Festival has grown to include 80+ vendors. A ticket is required to enter; but a senior citizens discount is given, bringing the ticket cost to $8. You may prepay using link below or purchase at the gate. The price is the same either way.
For tickets to the Crystal Classic Sculpting Festival: https://siestakeycrystalclassic.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=2837732
2022 Beach Trips
To print a copy of this invitation and our planned arrival/departure times, click on the Blue Button.
As you can see on the map of Siesta Key Village, everything is contained in @ 3 blocks of Ocean Blvd.
After our day of sun & fun, the buses will safely navigate us back home, leaving Siesta Key Village at 6pm.