Longboat Key is the ideal beach and bay front settings for the ultimate Florida vacation. Stretching between the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico and serene Sarasota Bay, this key attracts many visitors who come to enjoy the average year-round temperature of 73 degrees ( ˚ F). The area is appreciated by wildlife as well, so these waters are home to manatee, dolphins, and fish, while pelicans, osprey and a variety of shorebirds find sanctuary here. Tennis and golf enthusiasts will find first-class facilities here, and there are several parks to visit for a relaxing afternoon. Whether you like to spend your time shelling, biking, shopping, fishing, golfing, or dining, opportunities for these activities are boundless on Longboat Key.
Well known as private island paradise, there are accommodations here to suit everyone, from deluxe suites in plush resorts and condominiums to beachfront cottages and modest hotel rooms Longboat Key is a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota and Bradenton, approximately 60 miles south of Tampa, and easily accessible by car and from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. Interstate 75 and US 41 are the major routes into the area. Coming from the north you can reach Longboat Key through Bradenton by way of exit #41 off Interstate 75. When travelling from the south use Exit #39 west to US 41.
Stretching eleven miles between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key provides an ideal beach and bay front setting. Far from traffic, noise and everyday hustle, Longboat Key offers a relaxed, quiet, secluded atmosphere. You won't find mini-malls, towering billboards or glaring neon signs. Instead you are welcomed to a land of tasteful luxury and tempting quiet pleasures.
Written by Richard Heilman, Owner of Property 84986 in Longboat Key, Florida