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Siesta Beach is located on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla., home to the whitest sand in the world. The beach topped the 2011 list for best beaches, which was announced May 27. This is the 21st year of the Best Beaches list, put together by Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami, who is also called Dr. Beach.