WELCOME TO LONGBOAT KEY
Longboat Key is a beautiful island community spanning Sarasota and Manatee Counties, situated along the Gulf Coast. It has become an iconic destination for beach-goers and nature lovers and offers a unique combination of upscale accommodations and tranquil surroundings. Home to a variety of luxury resorts and private residences, Longboat Key boasts breathtaking views and sunsets, recreational activities, and easy access to nearby cities like Sarasota and Bradenton. Residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in a thriving coastal area with upscale amenities and homes.
The affluent barrier island is south of Anna Maria Island and north of Lido Key and spans nearly 11 miles with incredible unpopulated beaches. The architecture in Longboat Key varies from classic Mediterranean-style homes and modern beach estates to cozy cottage-style bungalows and elegant maintenance-free condominiums and villas.
WHAT TO LOVE
- Long stretches of quiet beaches
- Unobstructed Gulf views
- Many upscale homes, resorts, and amenities
- Close to St. Armand’s and Sarasota
Longboat Key is a unique place known for its spectacular white sand beaches and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. It is also known for its excellent community living and friendly people. Residents of Longboat Key have easy access to necessities such as grocery stores, restaurants, medical services, and recreational activities.
With the area’s warm climate, there is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy year-round, such as fishing, golfing, biking, and kayaking. Residents of Longboat Key have the unique opportunity to enjoy waterfront living with stunning views and a vibrant lifestyle.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
As an island community, Longboat Key has incredible coastal cuisine and relaxing waterfront restaurants with Gulf and bay views.
is a comfortable and casual bodega and bar with live music and a selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and serves hearty American classic and coastal cuisine.
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Bar
is a vibrant space with a private beach, a covered patio, and a full bar. Guests can enjoy cold drinks, great service, and fresh classics like burgers and seafood.
is an upscale waterfront dining experience in a mid-century-inspired dining room and open-air patio. The restaurant serves signature cocktails, fresh seafood, and high-quality meats.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
is an exquisite hotel and resort with upscale amenities, like fine dining. The resort has four main restaurants, including Latitudes, and an intimate dining space on the pool deck with ocean views and a luxury lounge area. (Members and hotel guests only)
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
is a serene space with an open-air dining area on the lower level and an enclosed dining room on the second floor with large windows for ocean views. The restaurant is known for its award-winning menu, creative signature cocktails and dock access from Sarasota Bay for boaters.
THINGS TO DO
Longboat Key provides many opportunities to explore and experience the coveted Florida lifestyle.
Harbourside Golf Course
at The Resort at Longboat Key Club is an 18-hole course on Sarasota Bay with meticulously maintained grounds and beautiful landscaping.
Quick Point Nature Preserve
is a beautiful combination of wetlands and mangroves that bring abundant wildlife to the area. Locals can explore artificial and natural lagoons, an observation deck, and a fishing pier.
Joan M. Durante Community Park
is a 32-acre park on Sarasota Bay with a recycled materials playground, walking paths, a lookout pier, open lawns, and mangrove habitats.
Bayfront Park Recreation Center
is an active and upscale space on the bay with many amenities, including a recreation center with organized sports, cultural classes, and special events, a dog park, kayak launches, sports courts, walking paths, and a playground.
Districted public schools
- Southside Elementary, k-5
- Booker Middle, 6-8
- Booker High School, 9-12