Longboat Key is a town in Manatee and Sarasota counties along the central west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, located on and coterminous with the barrier island of the same name. Longboat Key is south of Anna Maria Island, between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The gorgeous white sand beaches of Longboat Key are enjoyed by residents and guests at the fantastic resorts, hotels, condos and beach houses.
Waterfront golf is one of the highlights of this Sarasota-Manatee gem, a resort community which also offers renowned fine dining as well as casual options right on the water—the ever-popular Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, boating to scenic Beer Can Island offering a stunning place for picnics, parties, fishing, swimming and sunbathing and a free waterski show. Amenities include the island's championship golf course and tennis club, and its dining and shopping. Longboat Key brings you an elegant and scenic environment that offers the rare combination of breathtaking beaches, including Whitney Beach, Lido Beach and cultural activities, all within a relaxed and elegant lifestyle. Across a bridge at the north end of Longboat Key over Longboat Pass, Anna Maria Island’s Coquina Beach offers a shaded area to picnic and barbecue. Siesta Key to the south is accessible by car, across Ringling Causeway to Sarasota, south on 41, Tamiami Trail. Siesta Public Beach, famous for its soft white sand offers shaded picnic areas, playground and volleyball courts, restrooms and concessions. Further south is Turtle Beach, a popular boat and kayak launching area with picnic tables, restrooms, and a playground.
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