Longboat Key Travel Guide

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    coquina beach
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    coquina beach

    by doug48 Written Nov 27, 2008

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    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

    by doug48 Written Nov 27, 2008

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    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

    by doug48 Written Nov 27, 2008

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    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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    euphemia haye restaurant

    by doug48 Updated Oct 11, 2009

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    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 this is a must stop when in the sarasota area. euphemia haye is a florida trend golden spoon hall of fame winner.

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  • by LawK Written Sep 4, 2006

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    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 food is very good, as is the quiche. Plus, the clam chowder is very good, but it doesn't always go with the waffle!!

    Favorite Dish: Belgian waffle...light and crispy. Never stale.

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    by allenkite Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Right on the beach . . . A refreshing change from all the mostly 5 star restaurants in Longboat Key

    Favorite Dish: Fresh Spinach and Feta Cheese Omelette . . . I still dream about it . . . They serve breakfast all day

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    by allenkite Written Oct 4, 2002

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    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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