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Siesta Beach Named Best Beach in the United States By TripAdvisor

2014 TripAdvisor's Best Beach in the U.S. - Siesta Key

In 2014, Florida actually had 10 of the top 25, but only two in the top 10. This year, the Sunshine State took the two top spots, with St. Pete Beach coming in at No. 2 as well as placing six of the top 10. Siesta Beach also was the only U.S. beach that placed in the site's global rankings, coming in at No. 14.

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Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches, 2012: Siesta Key Beach

Coastal scientist Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research and known as “Dr. Beach,” announced his annual Top 10 Beaches list. He has compiled the list annually since 1991 using 50 criteria. Here are his top 10 picks for 2012.

1. Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Fla.:

Siesta Key Beach, in Sarasota, boasts that it has the finest and whitest sand in the world, and I cannot argue with this claim; the powdery sand is nearly pure quartz crystal,” Leatherman said. The water is blue, clean and clear, making it particularly inviting to bathers and swimmers.