There are few waterfront communities that embody the best of Florida living like Cocoanut Bayou. Located on northern Siesta Key, Cocoanut Bayou wraps around much of the beautiful waterway from which it gets it's name, and boasts lots nearly two acres with direct access to Roberts bay, and the intracoastal waterway just south of the north bridge at Siesta Drive.

Cocoanut Bayou was developed by Elbridge S. Boyd, who put his ideals of creating an exceptional waterfront community over maximizing profits. The legacy of this is visible in the large lot sizes in Cocoanut Bayou and another of Boyd's signature neighborhoods the Sanderling Club.

Cocoanut Bayou is on the east side of Higel Avenue and bordered on the south by Midnight Pass road and Mangrove Point Road.

Nature plays a huge role in contributing to the amazing water front lifestyle that residents of Cocoanut Bayou enjoy, with owners enjoying the many species of wildlife that also call this stretch of bay-front home such as Manatee, dolphin, mullet, Osprey and more.

Additionally Cocoanut Bayou is boasts a rare amenity – a gated, private beach on the Gulf that lies just across the street. The private beach also features full-featured picnic area with a tiki-hut, barbeques and picnic tables. This is really appreciated during season when parking at the public beaches is virtually nonexistent.

Cocoanut Bayou consists of just a few roads including, Little Pond Road, Cedar Park Circle, Mangrove Place, as well as homes directly on Midnight Pass and Higel. The combination of large lot sizes, waterfront homes, lush tropical atmosphere and convenience both on and off the water have made Cocoanut Bayou one of Siesta Key's most desirable neighborhoods.

Despite being within walking distance from the dining, nightlife and shopping of Siesta Key village, residents of Cocoanut Bayou enjoy a highly private, and serene atmosphere with the dense tropical foliage blocking both sound and line of site from midnight Pass and Higel.

Homeowners living in waterfront home on Cocoanut Bayou also need not be concerned with too much boat traffic, other than the odd fisherman it is rare for boat traffic that is not a home owner to come exploring in the waters of Cocoanut Bayou or South Cocoanut Bayou.

The vast majority of the older homes have been replaced by large and luxurious estate homes that take full advantage of the beautiful views and waterfront access. Homes in Higel Avenue range in price from the low millions to over four million.

For those looking for the best in Siesta Key – beach access, boating and waterfront, tropical ambiance, convenience to shopping, dining and downtown Sarasota, it's hard to further than Cocoanut bayou. However with just a handful of homes, properties in this exceptional neighborhood are rarely available and would-be home owners will need to act fast to own this piece of paradise.

If you are looking to buy your next home in Cocoanut Bayou or other great locations on Siesta Key, contact Murray Realty and put our experience to work for you.

To learn more about Cocoanut Bayou, contact Bev Murray of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty