We took Kim and Annette to Siesta Beach. Fortunately, we had excellent weather, light breeze and not too hot. I was surprised there were not too many people at the beach, maybe the fewest I have seen. The beach is very large, so it doesn't feel crowded even when a lot of people are there. We introduced them to our new hobby of looking for interesting shells.
In the afternoon we drove north through the barrier islands visiting the standard tourist spots of Lido Beach, St. Armand's Circle, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, and Coquina Beach.