With its fine, white sand and clear waters, Sarasota’s Siesta Beach on the Gulf of Mexico attracts beach-lovers from around the world. A true tropical getaway and the reason many call the area home, this year-round beach topped Dr. Beach’s 27th annual top 10 list of US beaches, released Thursday.

Dr. Beach, aka Florida International University professor Stephen P. Leatherman, issues his annual review of 650 US coastal beaches on the basis of 50 criteria, including water and sand quality, beach safety, environmental management and no-smoking policies.
Including the first-place Siesta Beach, Florida had the most beaches listed with three.

“Siesta Beach has clear, warm waters ideal for swimming.  The beach is hundreds of yards wide in the shape of a crescent due to anchoring of onshore rocks to the south.  This beach is great for volleyball and other types of recreational fitness,” Said Dr. Beach

Since first claiming the No. 1 spot in 2011, Sarasota County has invested more than $21 million to renovate the amenities offered at the beach. These include additional free parking spaces, wheelchair access to the beach, a playground, extended picnic areas and more.

For those who can’t stay away from this impeccable beach, there is a new addition to that tradition of Sarasota excellence that will allow you to visit Siesta Beach any time you want! Just a short drive from the shores of the Gulf, located in the heart of the Rosemary District, is BLVD Sarasota, downtown’s newest and most impressive address.

Home to just 49 expansive modern condos and an unprecedented level of resort-style amenities, BLVD Sarasota features extraordinary design and amazing amenities all in an enviable location. Situated in the renowned arts and culture district, the 18-story tower showcases panoramic waterfront and city views from truly expansive private terraces. It’s unlike anything that’s come before.

Located on Sarasota’s famed Boulevard of the Arts, residents will be minutes away from endless dining, shopping, entertainment, and the finest beaches in the world. Within a short stroll you’ll find everything you need, from a boutique coffee shop to world-class performing arts at the Van Wezel.

BLVD’s Virtual Reality Sales Studio is now open at 500 Tamiami Trail. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure your first selection and special pre-construction pricing during the introductory offering. To join the VIP Interest list, receive a digital brochure or to schedule an appointment, please register today.