Summer is in full swing in Sarasota! The #1 reason for loving SRQ is… Siesta Key Beach! (Photos by Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography unless otherwise noted.) Haley, Cienna age 17 months, Angel from Gainesville Eric from Sarasota, Katie from Ft. Myers Adrianna, Ryan from Orlando Adrianna, Earl, Catarina, ChrisAnn, Ryan from Orlando, Suzanne from Sarasota Adrianna, Catarina from Orlando Justin, Jake 10 months, Alissa from Sarasota Chris, Isabella age 5, Danielle, Kylana age 13 from Clearwater Noelia age 4, Naomi age 6, Ebony age 8, Georgia 2 Rob, Elsa, Jurga, Mark, Minnarose age 2 ½ from Sarasota Minnarose age 2 ½, Mark, Mays age 8 from Sarasota Nico age 8, Nani age 7, Nyla, Joe, Joe Jr. from Spring Hill, FL Madi age 12, Hailey age 13, Morgan age 14 from Sarasota Madi age 12, Hailey age 13, Morgan age 14 from Sarasota Alan age 6, Julia, Nick, Oscar age 7 ½ from MI Chris, Kelly from Leheigh Kennedy, Caity from Sarasota our own island skimboarders ~ Siesta Key Drum Circle ~ Photo courtesy: David D. Gould EVEN MERMAIDS LOVE SIESTA BEACH ~ Deanna Everhardt (26) from Tampa posing for photographer, Darryl Wilson of Ruskin on Siesta Key's Sunset Beach recently. Everhardt said she's really, really obsessed with mermaids and this was an opportunity for her to get in front of the camera. A photographer herself, Everhart and Wilson collaborate on many personal photo projects as well as weddings and portraiture work. ANGELS ON SIESTA KEY? Jeannie Bloomfield of Venice and Ann Raabe of Boulder, CO holding the globe above the amazing Siesta Beach shoreline. They came to the Key to dance at the drum circle. The two previously danced at The Kissing Sailor statue, St. Armand's Circle and the Nokomis Beach drum circle. They said it was, "all about bringing heaven on earth, in the now. BONDING ON THE BEACH ~Angelina Zaytsev and Aaliyah (1) of Missouri enjoying the warm beautiful, crystal clear waters of incredible Siesta Beach. Families with toddlers love the safe, slight grade of the Gulf shoreline. WORKIN THE WALL ~ Lindsey Brunn (11), Riley Brunn (15) and Kelsey Brunn (9) from Melbourne, Florida busy building a high sand wall on the spectacular shoreline of Siesta Beach. These three sisters and their parents are camping at Oscar Scherer State Park. They've been coming to Sarasota for about 10 consecutive years and have also camped at Myakka River State Park.