Well, he almost got it right.
"Dr. Beach"—Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a professor of environmental science—has released this year's list of America's Best Beaches. Siesta Key in Sarasota is listed at number two. While I appreciate that I have visited only one other of those on the rest of the list, Siesta will always be number one on my list.
That sugary white sand is so fine it squeaks when you walk on it. You can walk the entire crescent of the beach in the deep soft stuff (as I did three times a week before I moved to Indiana. What a culture shock). And when the sun sets, everyone on the beach gets still, the waves calm, and a peace descends in the twilight. The crowd is silent and then bursts into applause as the last of the sun disappears on the horizon.
If you ever get a chance to visit Sarasota, this beach is where you want to be.
Image courtesy of beachhunter.net.