Siesta Key

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Siesta Key sunset

Siesta Key sunset

You just can’t beat the soft white sands of Siesta Key, Florida. And it was that inviting, sugary, soft-on-the-feet substance that helped Siesta Beach win recognition from Dr. Beach as the best beach in the United States.

“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,” writes Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, and also known as Dr. Beach. “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.”

This is the 21st year that Dr. Beach has ranked America’s beaches. Leatherman scores beaches based on 50 criteria  that include wave size and water quality, sand color, cleanliness and the availability of lifeguards and on-site amenities.

Read more about the Dr. Beach rankings



Siesta Key Weather:

Partly Cloudy
10/18/2017 20%
High 89° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
10/19/2017 20%
High 89° / Low 72°
Partly Cloudy
10/20/2017 20%
High 89° / Low 71°
10/21/2017 10%
High 88° / Low 73°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
10/22/2017 50%
High 87° / Low 73°
Chance of Rain
10/23/2017 50%
High 86° / Low 73°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
10/24/2017 60%
High 82° / Low 70°


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