If you enjoy walks on the beach, leisure activities like golf or tennis, fine arts, great dining, and a vibrant business climate, Sarasota is for you.


Take some time and see why we think Sarasota is one of the best places to visit and live.

Siesta Key Beach – Best Beach In The Nation


Siesta Beach2017 Siesta Key Beach is the #1 beach in America in the 27th annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr.Stephen P. Leatherman, professor at Florida International University.  “Siesta Beach boasts the finest, whitest sand in the world, which attracts sand collectors and beach lovers from all over. The clear, clean waters along this gently-sloping beach-face make for ideal swimming.  The beach is hundreds of yards wide, attracting fitness fans and volleyball players. Siesta is a year-round beach that is very popular with snowbirds during the winter months. There are lifeguards along this crescent-shaped beach along with full amenities. Recent upgrades include expanded parking, while maintaining the beautiful natural environment, and a free trolley to transport beachgoers.”


2016 Siesta Key is #2 in the nation acording to Dr. Beach (Dr. Stephen Leatherman). “With some of the finest, whitest sand in the world, it attracts sand collectors from all over.” “Siesta Beach has clear, warm waters ideal for swimming. The beach is hundreds of yards wide in the shape of a crescent.” “This beach is great for volleyball and other types of recreational fitness.”


2011 – Dr. Beach (Dr. Stephen Leatherman) has awarded the white powder sand of Siesta Key the nation’s #1 beach. Dr. Beach said “Siesta Beach in Sarasota boasts that it has the finest and whitest sand in the world, and I cannot argue with this claim; the powdery sand is nearly pure quartz crystal.  The beautiful blue-colored water is clean and clear, making it so inviting to bathers and swimmers.
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