Dr. Beach, America's preeminent beach expert, just named Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota the best beach for 2011. Dr. Beach, who is also known as Dr. Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University, says, "The powdery sand is nearly pure quartz." Wide swaths of open beach and gentle waves make it a paradise for anyone. There's plenty of room to throw a blanket down and take in the sun's rays, walk along the water line or play a game of volleyball.
If you are looking for other great beaches where you can enjoy this Memorial Day weekend, check out my links to information about the other great beaches in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Sarasota areas. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!