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LONGBOAT KEY BEACH

 

 

Exclusive and luxurious… this is a vacation Eden

 

 

Just minutes from the shores of Bradenton and Sarasota and, 60 miles south of Tampa, Longboat Key affords three exceptional beaches...Whitey Beach, Longboat Key Beach and Beer Can Island.

 

 

LONGBOAT KEY is a barrier island off the coastline of Sarasota and Bradenton and is approximately 60 miles south of Tampa on Florida’s west coast. 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. Resort Accommodations and quality Restaurants await your arrival.

 

 

Bridged to the north at Anna Maria Island and south at Lido Key, most beaches are privately held for residents and visitors vacationing at beachfront condominiums or resorts.

 

 

At the northern tip of the island is Beer Can Island where boaters pull-up for an afternoon of parties on a picturesque spit of sand. Walkers have been known to access the island at low tide from  Whitey Beach. Offering shaded parking, Whitey Beach boasts a long stretch of sand for sunbathing, walking and shelling. 

 

 

Although Longboat Key Beach is mostly private, there are several Beach Access Points with “free limited” parking . As a result, this key is not very crowded and a good spot for strolling, shelling and at low tide, sand dollars are plentiful.

 

 

 

Access Longboat Key’s Beaches from Gulf of Mexico Drive

 

*Parking is not paved or striped; parking numbers are approximate.
2825 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers 40* parking spaces at Town Hall (501 Bay Isles Rd.).
3175 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers 19* parking spaces.
3455 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers 20* parking spaces.
3495 Gulf of Mexico Drive with Sarasota Bay access across the street. Offers handicap accessible parking with additional parking across the street on Longview Street. Approximately 30* parking spaces.
4001 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Bayfront Park parking spaces vary based on occupancy of the facility.
4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers handicap accessible parking that varies with occupancy of the facility.
4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers handicap accessible parking. Approximately 30* parking spaces.
6399 Gulfside Road, 50* parking spaces available at General Harris Street.
100 Broadway Street, 31* handicap accessible parking.

 


Whitney Beach Access located on the north end of Longboat Key- 100 N. Shore Rd. Limited parking available (30* spaces). From Broadway St. go north on Firehouse Rd. to dead end at N. Shore Rd. and take a left to the beach access and parking. 

 

 

 

 

An average year round 75-degree temperature makes this island paradise very conducive for just about anything. Tennis and Golf enthusiasts will find first-class facilities both on and off the island. Bikers and rollerbladers can tour Longboat’s bike path, winding 10 miles along Gulf of Mexico Drive.

 

 

 

The Intracoastal Waterway provides opportunities for wind-surfers, water-skiers, jet skiers, boaters and fishermen to pursue their particular passions. Drop-in points are located on the bayside for kayaks and skiffs while charters are available for deep sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling.

 

 

 

 

 

For many visitors vacationing on Longboat Key, shopping is a favorite pastime. Whether you’re looking for a new bathing suit, a straw hat or elegant evening wear, you will discover an eclectic mix of exclusive and casual shops at St. Armands Circle. Take the south bridge off the Key to over 140 shops, boutiques, and restaurants that radiate out and around a circular park.

 

We welcome you to Longboat Key, a vacation spot that offers first-class shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities in a setting of soul-soothing beauty.

 

The vacation rentals on Longboat Key are numerous. From luxury high-rise condominiums, tennis & golf resorts, rental vacation condos & villas to apartment efficiencies and single-family homes; most with views of the beach or Sarasota Bay.

 

 

 

 
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