Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Siesta Key Beach

Too often we natives here forgot what a jewel we have in our beaches...especially Siesta Key.

In the Great International White Sand Beach Challenge of 1987, scientists studied samples from more than 30 beaches around the world before declaring that the beaches of Siesta Key were home to the finest, whitest sand in the world-a designation they still hold today. The geology department at Harvard University determined Siesta´s sand to be 99 percent pure quartz and of such a fine texture that it remains cool even during the hottest hours of a sunny day. more about Siesta Key and it's beaches

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