Longboat Key Travel Guide

  • View from our suite - Longboat Key Club
    View from our suite - Longboat Key Club
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  • The Longboat Key Club
    The Longboat Key Club
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  • St. Armands Cirlce
    St. Armands Cirlce
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Longboat Key Things to Do

  • Mote Aquarium - Plenty of Marine Life!

    Getting our tickets, we begin the tour of this amazing aquarium with its interactive exhibits. As a private marine research facility, the focus is on research and still provides an excellent Aquarium for visitors. Admiring the numerous displays of fish, turtles, and over 100 species of marine life, it is fun identifying fish and finding them hidden...

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  • coquina beach

    since longboat key has no public beach access the closest beach is coquina beach on anna maria island. this beach is a short drive north from central longboat key. coquina beach is a beautiful gulf beach with plenty of free parking.

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  • joan durante park

    in 1995 james durante bought 32 acres of bayside longboat key and established a public park in his late wife's name. this beautiful park is one of the only undevelped parts of longboat key. this 32 acre park has a nature trail and has a collection of interesting tropical and native plants. this park is also an excellent place to bird watch.

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  • new pass

    new pass is a waterway separating longboat key and lido key just northwest of sarasota. this part of sarasota bay is an excellent place to salt water fish.

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  • mote marine laboratory

    located on the southern end of longboat key is the mote marine laboratory. this aquarium focuses more on education than entertainment. they have exhibits on southwest florida marine life and a shark and dolphin tank. for those interested in nature and marine life the mote marine laboratory is a worth while place to visit.

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  • Tennis Weekend photos

    AND more photos from the long weekend at Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, Longboat Key.3.5 miles from St. Armands Circle. SARASOTA FLORIDA

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Longboat Key Hotels

  • Sandpiper Inn

    5451 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Florida, 34228, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Longboat Key Club & Resort

    Relax, Refresh and Rejuvenate at the beautiful resort. Terrific rooms (suites have kitchenette,...

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  • Sand Cay Beach Resort

    4725 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Florida, 34228, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

Longboat Key Restaurants

  • Casual Outdoor Dining & Great Food!

    As a barrier island, Longboat Key is long narrow, island. Driving north we admire the numerous condos and elegant homes. Just before the bridge crossing to Bradenton Beach, we stop for lunch at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub on the bayside of Longboat Key. Originally built in 1912, and spared from the hurricane in 1921, this Old Florida style...

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  • gourmet

    of the main reasons to visit longboat key when in the sarasota area is to dine at euphemia haye. euphemia haye is one of the best resturants in the state of florida. they specialize in local seafood, steak, and gourmet american fare. they also have a second floor lounge and dessert room with live entertainment. for those interested in fine dinning...

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  • Belgian Waffles

    I strongly suggest this cafe. I have been vacationing in the Bradenton area for 26 years and visit this cafe EVERY time. It is definitely worth the wait to sit outside, but keep in mind that it may be a minute or two before you get seated. There are only 8-10 tables outside.As tradition, I get the Belgian Waffle here. However, the other breakfast...

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Longboat Key Favorites

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    by allenkite Written Oct 4, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fondest memory: Getting out of that car . . . Longboat Key is not what I expected . . . It has ballet, opera, art galleries and museums . . . Much to civilized for me . . . Anna Maria Island which is just across the bridge is more my cup of tea

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