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February 2016

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A gala grand opening was held last Saturday, February 20th celebrating the completion of an enormous 24 month, $21 million makeover of one of America’s most recognized and awarded beaches, Siesta Beach on Siesta Key.  

In 2015, TripAdvisor.com ranked Siesta Beach as the “USA Traveler’s Choice for Best Beach.”   What makes Siesta Beach so spectacular is that, unlike most other beaches that are made up mostly of pulverized coral, Siesta Beach sand is 99% quartz, a material so reflective of the sun’s rays that even on the hottest days, the sand feels cool underfoot.

When the property that is now Siesta Beach was originally purchased by Sarasota County in 1954, it was only 9 acres in size with just 1,200 feet of waterfront.  Today, with help from

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