Siesta Key is at it again! We are so thrilled for this top honor, yet again! Dr. Beach made a major announcement that he was resetting his list and destinations that had previously been named #1 could receive the top honor again. This morning, Siesta Key was named the #1 Best Beach on Dr. Stephen Leatherman’s Top 10 Beaches in the US for 2017. 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
For the complete list see his website: https://drbeach.org/online/dr-beachs-50-criteria/
Siesta Key was also honored with the Most Prestigious #1 Ranking in 2011 by Dr. Leatherman, #2 Beach by Dr. Beach in 2016, 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.” “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.”
Dr. Leatherman also said it’s a “sin not to walk on the beach barefoot.” This sand is
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