What makes Siesta Key sand so white? The sugar white sand of Siesta Key explained:
I have to tell you that growing up as a Sarasota local with countless hours spent on the beautiful beaches of Siesta Key I took the sugar white sands a bit for granted.
My search for the truth behind our perfect sand came while visiting cousins up north one summer when I was shocked to find out I needed to run from the shore to my towel because the sand was so hot!
Ok, it was obvious that the sand was made of larger, rougher grains and not at any where near as pretty as the beaches of Siesta Key but who would have guessed it would scorch my feet! All of my beach experiences on Siesta Key did not require shoes until you hit the parking lot, in fact we would often leave our flip flops at the edge of the sand, a pretty common practice for locals.
6717 Sara Sea Circle Siesta Key, Sarasota FL 34242