The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has started a summer series featuring the best beaches in Sarasota and Manatee counties. First on the list was Siesta Beach. Staff writer Anna Bryson says, "With one barefoot step onto the glistening white beach, it’s easy to understand why Siesta Beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sand is like powdered sugar between your toes and always feels cool underfoot even on the most scorching hot Florida day. This is because the sand is 99 percent pure, crushed quartz."
Frequently awarded and widely renowned, Siesta Beach is one of the top destinations in Sarasota County.