Gulf shores of Siesta Key, FL

Gulf shores of Siesta Key, FL

Siesta Key is named the #2 Top Beach on Dr. Stephen Leatherman’s Top 10 Beaches in the US for 2016. Dr. Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, is Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental (Coastal) Sciences from the University of Virginia, and completed his undergraduate degree in Geosciences at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Leatherman publishes his list every year of the best beaches using list of 50 different criteria:


Beach width at low tide

Beach Material

Sand softness

Beach shape

Water color


For the complete list see his website:



Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key was also honored with the Most Prestigious #1 Ranking in 2011 by Dr. Leatherman and then also named the Best Beach in America by Tripadvisor in 2015. Leatherman says Siesta Key Beach has “some of the finest, whitest sand in the world attracting 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, due to the anchoring of onshore ricks to the south. This beach is great for volleyball and other types of recreational fitness.”

Want to come and find out what all the hype is about for yourself? Book your room today at or call us to book your perfect room in Siesta Key Paradise at 941-349-3330

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