SIESTA BEACH IS #1

SIESTA BEACH IS #1

Siesta Beach boasts that it has 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.

Dr. Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach")

For more than than 25 years, Dr. Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach") has reviewed, evaluated and rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world. In addition to his annual ranking of America's Best Beaches, he works tirelessly to increase awareness about the dangers of rip currents.
Dr. Stephen Leatherman
Dr. Stephen Leatherman
Dr. Beach

2017 TOP 10 BEACH LIST

WINNER: SIESTA BEACH

RIP CURRENTS are powerful currents of water moving away from the shore, capable of sweeping even the strongest swimmers out to sea and are often called "killer currents" for a good reason. Although estimates vary, rip currents are responsible for approximately 150 deaths every year in the US and likely thousands worldwide. Through raising awareness and increasing understanding, we seek to dramatically reduce the number of fatalities from this lurking danger. For more information about rip currents and beach safety, please visit www.ripcurrents.com