The Best Beach In America!
Siesta Key Beach is the number one beach in the 21st annual Top 10 Beach
List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P.
Leatherman, Director of Florida International
University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research.
Siesta Beach in
Sarasota boasts that it has the finest and
whitest sand in the world, and I cannot argue
with this claim; the powdery sand is nearly pure
quartz crystal. The beautiful blue-colored
water is clean and clear, making it so inviting
to bathers and swimmers. The beach is hundreds
of yards wide, attracting volleyball players and
beachcombers as well as those who just want to
find their place in the sun. Waves at Siesta
Beach are normally measured in inches and the
beach gradually slopes into the Gulf waters,
making it a very safe area for children.
This beach park is
complete with showers and bathrooms, snack bars,
grills, picnic tables, shade trees, and a large
parking area, which does fill up on summer
weekends. Siesta Beach is a smokeless beach,
earning extra points for cleanliness and
environmental management. My favorite time to
visit is after Labor Day when things have calmed
down, and the water is still warm enough for
swimming until November. Snowbirds from
northern climes call this area home during the
winter because of the great weather.
Beach aka, “Crescent Beach, at about mid-island is where these
tiny grains of pure quartz sand are bottled by local promoters. A few years
ago, I was the guest of honor at their annual Siesta Key Sandfest, and I was
given an urn of this beautiful sand. Crescent Beach itself is also a delight - the real
gem along this entire coastline.”
Dr. Beach, (Dr.
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