Longboat Key is a beautiful barrier island getaway just south of Anna Maria Island. The northern half of the island is in Manatee County, and the southern half is in Sarasota County. Longboat Key real estate is dominated by large condominium communities, but there are some great single-family options too. Enjoy Gulf breezes as you gather around your private pool or BBQ and enjoy life on this beautiful 10-mile island. Learn More Below...
In addition to its famous Gulf beaches, Longboat Key offers great local restaurants, watersport activities, golf, tennis, and shopping.
The Shore Longboat Key restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants on the island. It is on the northern end of the island with water views on the bay side. Enjoy some local seafood or a cocktail as you gaze at the open waters of the bay and feel the Gulf breezes. They also serve steak, chicken, and ribs as well as a selection of handhelds. The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is another popular waterside restaurant on the island. The Dry Dock is on the southern end of the island.
There are also plenty of outdoor activities on Longboat Key. First on most people's list are the beautiful beaches. Spend the day, or just take a sunset stroll on Longboat Key Beach. Want to do something a little different? Visit the Quick Point Nature Preserve. The preserve is at the southeastern tip of the island. This 34-acre nature park offers trails, boardwalks, tidal pools, scenic vistas, and wildlife viewing. It is located at 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
The award-winning golf courses at the Resort at Longboat Key Club offer a total of 45 holes of golf. Rental clubs are available at the pro shop. The courses are available to resort guests and members only.
If tennis is your game, you might want to check out Cedars Tennis Resort & Club. They have 10 Har-Tru Tennis Courts and offer various tennis amenities. They offer professional instruction, clinics, round robins, seasonal tournaments, and more. They have various membership options available on their website.
Country Club Shores - This waterfront community is the largest single-family home subdivision on Longboat Key. It is on the eastern shores of Longboat Key near the southern tip of the island. Choose a home on one of the 19 finger islands, and enjoy a private dock and deep water access to Sarasota Bay. See the Country Club Shores homes for sale.
Sleepy Lagoon - The Sleepy Lagoon Park homes on the eastern side of the island are also on a series to finger islands. They also give you easy access to Sarasota Bay. The Sleepy Lagoon homes on the western side of the subdivision face the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. See the Sleepy Lagoon homes for sale.