Why is Siesta Key beach consistently rated the #1 beach in the U.S. and beyond?  The moment you step onto the super, soft white sand…you will know.  It’s like nothing you have ever felt.  And there is plenty of it!  Siesta Key beach stretches for 8 miles and is hundreds of yards wide, giving tourists and residents plenty of space to stretch out,  and stay for the day.  Volleyball players are particularly drawn to Siesta Key because of the width of the beach.  On any given day, you will be able to see them staking their claim for a net in the early morning and rotating in players throughout the day.Siesta Beach was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the annual siesta_key_beachsurvey by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (a.k.a. “Dr. Beach”), director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University.  “The sand is like sugar,” Leatherman said,.  He also stated that “My favorite time to visit is after Labor Day when things have calmed down, and the water is still warm enough for swimming until November.”Island Necklace featuring sand from Siesta Key, FL The warm gulf waters are also a huge draw to this area, with temperatures reaching into the mid 80’s from June through September.  You can find several options for hotels and resorts along this stretch of beach and plenty of nightlife, shopping and dining options to round out your stay.  From someone who knows this area very well and visits often, just do your research and go!  You will not be disappointed.Oh, and I must mention the beautiful jewelry that comes from this “sugar” sand.  When you return from your trip, contact us for that special keepsake to treasure your Siesta Key vacation memories year round.

moira_siestaThis blog comes from Dune Jewelry’s Florida Wholesale Rep, Moira Yon.  You may contact Moira to learn more about Dune at moira@dunejewelry.com!