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Siesta Key is Rated in the Top 10 World's Best Beaches

On April 6 a film crew from the Travel Channel was on Siesta Key to shoot footage for a television show, "America's Best Beaches", which will air on a future date.

siesta key florida real estate Siesta Key is consistently rated in the top 10 beaches of Florida, the U.S. and the world. The sand of Siesta Key is composed of 99% quartz crystal. Unlike most beaches that are made of crushed shells, rocks or lava, this sand is pure white, and as fine as sugar. It has been described as "dazzling" and never gets hot. The quartz attracts many people that come to Siesta to feel the vibration of the sand. The water's edge is packed and makes a wonderful walking beach.

Annual Sand Sculpting Contest
Siesta Beach
Usually first weekend in May

It's Art at the Beach! Bring your pail and shovel and compete for cash prizes at this fun annual contest using Siesta Key's "World's Finest Whitest Sand". No Charge to enter.

Turtle Beach  

Siesta Key is 8 miles long and the entire coast can be walked at the water's edge, with the exception of Turtle Beach on the far south end of the key.tbeach.jpg (10605 bytes) Sarasota County has plans to refurbish Turtle Beach to regain width and restore Midnight Pass just south of Turtle Beach, which is currently filled in with sand.

What Makes Crescent Beach, Siesta Key so Special?

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The film crew interviewed beach-goers, inquiring what makes Siesta Key Beach the best. The visitors and locals were quick to say that the sand is clean, powder soft, pure white, no shells mixed in the sand, it stays cool to the touch and it is easy to walk on. The water does not "wash the sand out" from under your feet, and the beach slopes gently into the gulf.

Sand sculptors were also interviewed, giving Siesta Key and A+ for the best sand to create sand sculptures, large works of art that wash away with the tide.

The Drum Circle has Gained International Notoriety

The Sunday night drum circle has become a weekly tradition at the Siesta Key Beach. The  musicians and dancers that participate were filmed as well as volleyball players, children playing, and families having a picnic in the gazebo area.

The Village of Siesta Key

The Village at the north end of Siesta Key was of interest to the TV crew, with the assortment of shops, open-air restaurants and so many people obviously having an enjoyable time.

The Travel Channel is an international television show that is a part of the Discovery Networks, viewed in over 50 million homes in the United States. Sarasota is no longer the gulf coast's best-kept secret!

Sarasota Offers Something for Everyone

Enjoy canoeing and kayaking, board your boat and head out to the bay for fishing, skiing or to enjoy the waterways. Several islands dot the bay waters creating a sanctuary for many bird varieties. Walk along the Gulf on world famous beaches. The waters abound with many varieties of fish including tarpon, snook and mangrove snapper. See the dolphins & manatees feed & frolic. Walk along the spectacular beach, just minutes from your door. Living in Sarasota is like being on vacation every day with blue skies, sunny days, miles of the best beaches, the gulf coast breeze. Let us help you find your Sarasota real estate with a new home or condo in "Best Small City" in the U.S..  

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Previous Beach Contests

Siesta Key was chosen "Best Overall in the 1987 International Sand Contest. The world wide competition included entries from throughout the world. The Sand of Siesta Key was judged by David Aubrey, Director of Coastal Research at the renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, to be the whitest and finest in texture. The geology department of Harvard University found the sand to be 99% pure quartz.

 

 
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