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February 2016

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siesta key beach

On Saturday, Feb. 20th, there was a public grand opening celebration of the completion of an enormous 24 month, $21 million makeover of the facilities at one of America’s most recognized and awarded beaches, Siesta Key Beach. This is the beach that was ranked by TripAdvisor as the “USA Traveler’s Choice for Best Beach” in 2015.

 When property that is now Siesta Key Public Beach was originally purchased by Sarasota County in the early 1950’s it was only 9 acres in size with just 1,200 feet of waterfront. Today, with help from Mother Nature and additional purchases over the years, the beach has grown to over 100 acres of some of the finest white, sugary quartz sand on the planet.

The makeover unveiled this month is the culmination of two years of

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