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Siesta Key Beach on the Gulf of Mexico

Looking for that picture perfect beach. White sand, aqua blue waters and tropical palapas scattered across the beach side? Well, you are only two hours away from sitting in the "postcard picture" that brought you to Florida in the first place. Pack your cooler, beach chairs and sun tanning lotion and head West to Siesta Key Beach. After you find, or haggle over a parking spot, your feet will be sifting through the most fine and white sands imaginable. Cool to the touch and, well, delicious!

Children always love the beach. A shovel and a bucket for $3.00 are the best and most economical kind of day care ever. We sat in our chairs, soaked up the sun, sipped our beer and watched the children play. Hello, paradise! Did I mention the people watching? Oh honey all kinds of people. Huge, fake breast in small suits, large buff men in small trunks and the ever so popular, big people in small suits! There are also just the average folks like us, watching all the other people. There is a snack bar with outrageous prices and a shop selling all the things you forgot for outrageous prices. However, when you need sun block or forgot snacks, these are terrific resources, even at the prices. Hey, they have a clean public restroom and someone has to pay for it.

We had such a great time, and took a drive around the town. The houses are beautiful and reasonably priced...you could actually live here! Make this trip a priority; you will leave thinking you've walked in paradise.

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