July 20, 2002
Unlike other West Coast beaches, Siesta Key gets quartz sand. Siesta Key’s claim to the world’s whitest beach has naturally made the island beach-preoccupied. Siesta Key County Beach is a half-mile long and luxuriously wide and its porcelain-white sands are plush.
The north end of Casey Key provides a pleasant, winding drive around exclusive residential neighborhood. At its south end, bustling Nokomis Beach is resortier. North Jetty Park tips the island, where a small pass separeates it from Venice Beach. This is our favorite place in the island. Here you can get out of the traffic, swim, have a picnic, and catch lots of fish.
From journal St Petersburg and the Gulf Beaches