You may already know, from this website or somewhere else, that Sarasota has more miles of beaches, prettier and whiter sand than anywhere else on Florida’s west coast. But you may not know that Siesta Key was named the #1 Beach in the USA a few years ago, drawing literally millions of visitors and raising the profile of this charming barrier island ever since. It’s not just us here in Sarasota talking about our re-known beach and boasting about the absolute beauty of Siesta Key beaches, it’s also someone else, Dr. Beach, one of the world’s top experts. And it was just named #1 in the country again, #1 in Florida and one of the world's top beaches.
Known internationally, Dr. Beach is really Dr. Stephen Leatherman, director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University. Each year he ranks beaches throughout the USA based on 50 criteria, including the quality and clarity of the water, quality and texture of the sand, weather and beachside facilities. We still can’t stop sharing our award!
Two bridges connect Siesta Key, an 8-mile long, crescent-shaped island, to the mainland. A vibrant island lifestyle can be experienced from one end to the other. Whether it’s boating, kayaking, fishing, canoeing, sunset gazing, beachfront living…there is something for everyone on Siesta Key. From cottages, condos and single family homes in Siesta Village ~ close to restaurants, boutiques, salons, cafes, and nightlife ~ to gated, waterfront luxury estates bayside and gulf side, the options for living on Siesta Key are endless. From the north bridge, downtown Sarasota, and all that it offers, is just 10 minutes away.
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