Destination guide

Travel to relaxing Longboat Key

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Longboat Key. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the beaches, bird watching and seaside. Mote Marine Aquarium and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Longboat Key

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Longboat Key a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Manatee Golf Course (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Heather Hills Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Fish Hole Adventure Golf (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Rolling Green Golf Club (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • People at Play (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Longboat Key

Travellers enjoy Longboat Key for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Longboat Key

Travellers love Longboat Key for its breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Longboat Key is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Fort De Soto Park (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Sarasota BayWalk (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Beer Can Island (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Longboat Key

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 5 mi (8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Longboat Key?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,751 holiday lettings around Longboat Key. From 2,726 houses to 419 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Longboat Key?

Waking up to glorious sea vistas and the rumble of waves lapping at the shoreline. This is the stuff holiday fantasies are made of! HomeAway has 2,745 beachside rental properties for you to select from. Alternatively, you might like to go for something else. HomeAway has countless choices, including:

  • 2,087 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,865 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,486 beach-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a condo in Longboat Key?

Sharing is great. But sharing bunks and bathrooms with strangers can sometimes be a bit much. Make the most of the time you've got with your loved ones in a condo holiday rental. The space and convenience guarantees a comfortable stay. In this destination, HomeAway has 3,405 to choose from. Book right now and you could spend as little as £26 per night. If that doesn't agree with your family's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • House: 2,918 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Villa: 470 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Apartment: 404 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.

Can I stay in Longboat Key in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a getaway with the extended family or spending a few nights away with your old school crew, it's always lots of fun being in a brand new place together! And the good news is that HomeAway has options to suit you. The top choice for larger groups here are condo holiday rentals, and there are 1,479 currently listed. In this area, the holiday rentals that can accommodate large groups include:

  • Searching for places that can house 6 holiday makers? We have 9,174 that will be perfect. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • After a holiday rental for 8 guests? We have 2,664 that will suit. You can get one for as low as £64 per night.
  • On a trip away with 5 guests? We've got 1,020 accommodation for rent that match your requirements. Prices begin at just £38 a night.

You and all your besties will be well looked after when you arrange your Longboat Key escape through us!

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