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Along Florida’s central west Gulf Coast and nestled between Manatee County and Sarasota County is the barrier island known as Longboat Key. When you think of a Pristine Paradise, think of Longboat Key.

Although it is known as a private island, Longboat Key is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. You are welcomed to a plush island of tasteful luxury and tempting quiet pleasures that cater to all personalities. If you are the athletic type, activities on Longboat Key are endless! Shelling, biking, fishing, dining, watersports and rollerblading… just to name a few. Tennis and golf enthusiasts are welcome to take advantage of our first-class Longboat Key Country Clubs. For those seeking a little city life, Longboat Key is only minutes from Sarasota. The city offers many cultural activities from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theater, Ringling Museum, Sarasota Ballet to the Sarasota Opera House. Even closer than downtown Sarasota is world-class shopping on St. Armand’s Circle, just a bridge away!

Longboat Key is host to many activities. Bask in the tropical sun, play a round of golf, game of tennis, cocktails by sunset, dinner by candlelight or a performance in the city. So many pleasures, so little time….escape to our island!

Florida’s major attractions are all within convenient driving distance, including Disney World, Busch Gardens, Sea World and Universal Studios. Enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities including pier or deep sea fishing, boating & golfing. Treat yourself to the world class cuisine and exclusive shops and boutiques in elegant St. Armand’s Circle. Across the bay in Sarasota, you’ll find rich cultural heritage alive with superb galleries and performing arts such as the Ringling Museum of Art and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center.

Key Facts

  • Longboat Key is an offshore barrier island about 60 miles south of Tampa, Florida.
  • The nearest airport is Sarasota/Bradenton International.
  • Average daily high temperature in January: 72°.
  • Average daily high temperature in July: 90°.

Source: Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce