Quaint Seclusion in Fiddler Bayou

Fiddler Bayou is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the Sarasota area. Named for the red fiddler crabs that once inhabited the area, this neighborhood has been the home of a well known author and continues to draw residents because of its peaceful tranquility. Fiddler Bayou is located on the far northern tip of Siesta Key.

One of the things residents of Fiddler Bayou most appreciate about living here is the fact that you can feel as though you are far removed from everything in your own private oasis, while at the same time remaining near the amenities of Sarasota. The docks in this little enclave of seclusion provide an atmosphere that is reminiscent of living in an old-Florida style fishing village. As you gaze out over the lagoon it is easy to believe that you are miles and miles away from everything.

While it might seem as though you are secluded away, in reality, residents of Fiddler Bayou are able to enjoy the many amenities afforded by Sarasota within just a few minutes of leaving their homes. Downtown Sarasota is well known for its vibrant art and culture scene, providing entertainment options such as museums, art galleries, live theater, the symphony, ballet, orchestra, concerts, etc. St. Armand’s is also conveniently located nearby, offering world renowned dining and shopping opportunities.

The surrounding area is known for offering some of the best boating and fishing in this part of the state. There are numerous docks and marinas as well as fishing piers where you can take advantage of the ability to spending your day angling or simply cruising the Gulf. For golfers there is no lack of exceptional golf courses scattered throughout the local area. There is also tennis as well as all manners of water sports available not far from Fiddler Bayou, including kayaking and parasailing.

Fiddler/Fidder Bayou, Siesta Key Demographics