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Englewood Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Don your swimsuit, apply your sunscreen and discover why people call this charming beach on Manasota Key the Gem of the Suncoast.

Come to Englewood Beach for a Florida vacation without the supercharged atmosphere of places like Orlando or Miami. Take a break from the fast-paced world on the mainland and relax in this enchanting community on Manasota Key.

Cross from the mainland to Manasota Key and instantly feel the pace of life slow down. This scenic barrier island stretches for 11 miles (18 kilometers) along Florida’s southwestern coast. Englewood Beach makes up the southern half of the island, part of Charlotte County, while Manasota Beach makes up the northern half, part of Sarasota County.

You won’t find any high-rise buildings, racing highways, luxurious resorts or even traffic lights at Englewood Beach. Immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere of shaded bungalows and tropical beaches.

Spread your towel, open your umbrella and enjoy the Florida sunshine from Englewood Beach’s pristine shoreline. Swim in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is famously well maintained and its white sand seems to glisten in the sun. You will soon understand why it is nicknamed the “Gem of the Suncoast.”

Cook a meal on a barbecue grill and eat at one of the many picnic tables or get a snack from a concession stand along the boardwalk. Play a game of beachside volleyball or Frisbee.

Don’t confine your fun to the beach area. Rent a Jet Ski for a few hours or try parasailing. Look for a trophy fish on a chartered fishing trip. Check out the stunning Lemon Bay, located between the island and the mainland. Take a boat tour and see manatees, dolphins and other animals that live in the cove.

Englewood Beach has plenty of parking spots, but arrive early to ensure you get one. Park your car for the day for a nominal fee.

Although it feels far removed from civilization, Englewood Beach is very accessible. Englewood, on the mainland just across the bridge, has many shops, restaurants and accommodations options. Drive north to Sarasota or south to Fort Myers in about an hour. Reach Tampa to the north and Naples to the south in less than 2 hours.

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Coastal Living in Large Oceanfront Home, Steps to the Beach
Coastal Living in Large Oceanfront Home, Steps to the Beach
Englewood, FL
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Situated on the beach, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lemon Bay and Englewood Beach. Stump Pass Beach State Park and Blind Pass Beach are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Anniversary Trip

"This place was amazing for our trip. We had a group of ten and we had plenty of room! Other than needing a few updates we would stay here again. It was perfect for our kids to just go out on the beach and not have to worry about a bunch of people or even being crowded. Very laid back area. Once again ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

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Villa By The Beach
Villa By The Beach
Englewood, FL
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Situated in Englewood, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Lemon Bay and Englewood Beach. Stump Pass Beach State Park and Blind Pass Beach are also within ...

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El Galeon by Conch Out Vacation Rentals
El Galeon by Conch Out Vacation Rentals
3 out of 5
1770 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL
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Nestled on the beach, this Englewood condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lemon Bay and Englewood Beach. Stump Pass Beach State Park and Blind Pass Beach ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Unit 3 El Galeon

"Charming place to stay, everything you could want. Lovely clean apartment, comfiest bed ever."…"

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

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Coastal Living in Large Oceanfront Home, Steps to the Beach
Coastal Living in Large Oceanfront Home, Steps to the Beach
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Coastal Living in Large Oceanfront Home, Steps to the Beach
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Englewood, FL
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3 out of 5
1770 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL
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Location can’t be beat! <br>Sit back, relax and enjoy the view !!<br><br>
Location can’t be beat! <br>Sit back, relax and enjoy the view !!<br><br>
Englewood, FL
Location can’t be beat! <br>Sit back, relax and enjoy the view !!<br><br>
Beautiful Bayfront Condo in Englewood, FL
Beautiful Bayfront Condo in Englewood, FL
Englewood, FL
Beautiful Bayfront Condo in Englewood, FL
Amazing Sunrises & Tequila Sunsets
Amazing Sunrises & Tequila Sunsets
Englewood, FL
Amazing Sunrises & Tequila Sunsets
Three Bedroom Condo With Elevator and Views of Gulf and Lemon Bay / Boat Dock
Three Bedroom Condo With Elevator and Views of Gulf and Lemon Bay / Boat Dock
Englewood, FL
Three Bedroom Condo With Elevator and Views of Gulf and Lemon Bay / Boat Dock
Spacious Condo Short Walk to Beach - Docking, Pool & Jacuzzi
Spacious Condo Short Walk to Beach - Docking, Pool & Jacuzzi
Englewood, FL
Spacious Condo Short Walk to Beach - Docking, Pool & Jacuzzi
Beachfront Condominium with superb Gulf of Mexico sunsets!
Beachfront Condominium with superb Gulf of Mexico sunsets!
Englewood, FL
Beachfront Condominium with superb Gulf of Mexico sunsets!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.