Siesta Key Beach Reaches #1

Siesta Key beach awarded top beach in the nation!

Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, known more commonly as “Dr. Beach”, came out with his 2011 Top Ten Beaches yesterday naming Siesta Key Beach as #1 beach in the nation.  The ranking each year is based on 50 criteria including sand and water quality, weather, facilities, parking and crowds. Siesta Key beach was ranked #2 for the last two years.

Siesta Key Beach is home to some of the finest, super-soft, super-fine sand in the world.  The white, powdery feel is even cool to the touch on even the hottest summer days.  This 99% pure quartz sand and the beautiful, calm azure waters combine to create the perfect beach experience.  Enjoy!

The entire 2011 top then list is below. 

1.  Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida
2.  Coronado Beach in San Diego, California
3.  Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
4.  Main Beach in East Hampton, New York
5.  Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina
6.  St. George Island State Park, Florida panhandle
7.  Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina
8.  Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
9.  Waimanalo Bay Beach Park on Oahu, Hawaii
10. Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida

Posted 5.27.2011