BREAKING “BEACH” NEWS: May 25, 2017
This morning, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, Florida International University Professor Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. “Dr. Beach” briefed the local tourism officials and members of the press as he announced his 2017 list of the top 10 beaches in the United States. Of course, we agree with the geomorphologist’s top pick this year with Siesta Beach topping the list!
We hope you’ll enjoy a visit to Siesta Beach soon, and join us at the Comfort Suites Sarasota during your stay. (Click here to check room rates and availability.)
Please find the complete announcement below from our friends at Visit Sarasota County!
Siesta Beach in Sarasota County on Florida’s Gulf Coast was named the #1 Beach in America by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. “Dr. Beach” today. Siesta Beach first took the #1 spot on Dr. Beach’s annual beaches’ list in 2011.
“It is an honor for Siesta Beach to receive this recognition for a second time,” says Virginia J. Haley, CDME, President of Visit Sarasota County. “The investments by Sarasota County to improve the amenities offered at the beach have paid off with this #1 ranking. Since holding the number one spot in 2011, Sarasota Countyinvested more than $21 million to renovate the amenities offered at the beach. These include additional free parking spaces, a playground, extended picnic areas and more. These investments only add to the pristine beauty Siesta Beach.”
“Siesta Beach boasts that it has the finest, whitest sand in the world, which attracts sand collectors and beach lovers from all over,” says Dr. Stephen Leatherman, “Dr. Beach.” “Siesta Beach is not only a beautiful location for beachgoers, but it is also an environmentally healthy beach and offers first-rate beach safety for its visitors.”
For more information about visiting Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota County on Florida’s Gulf Coast, go to visitsarasota.org.