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Longboat Key

Get away to relaxing Longboat Key! Enjoy the sunsets, beaches, and monuments.

Experience the relaxing area of Longboat Key—beaches, boating, and sights from Beer Can Island to Cannons Marina.

Where to stay in Longboat Key

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub is the most perfect dining atmosphere I've ever encountered.

Located on the Sarasota Bay on Longboat Key, you can dine just feet from the water under a canopy of live oaks entwined with subtle lighting.

The restaurant resides in a building built in 1912. Surviving a hurricane in 1921, makes it one of the twelve oldest surviving structures on Longboat Key.

Longbeach Village

Though Longbeach Village might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Coquina Beach and Beer Can Island.

Longbeach Village

Top Hotels in Longboat Key

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Zota Beach Resort
Zota Beach Resort
4 out of 5
4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL
The price is $179 per night

This Longboat Key resort is on the beach, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Cannons Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Coquina Beach and Beer Can Island. Cortez Beach and Brandenton ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (710 reviews)

"What an awesome experience! Friendly Staff, Best beach, we plan on staying there again, again, again,,,,"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Zota Beach Resort
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
4 out of 5
220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, FL
The price is $322 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Longboat Key resort is within a 15-minute walk of Quick Point Nature Reserve and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. Lido Beach and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (447 reviews)

"The beach on this property is gorgeous. The staff was excellent. They just renovated the property we were staying in. I wish they had renovated the balcony furniture as well. It is very old and doesn’t really match with the new beautiful decor on the inside."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Sea Club I Beach Resort
Sea Club I Beach Resort
3 out of 5
4141 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL

This Longboat Key apartment building is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Cannons Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Coquina Beach and Beer Can Island. Cortez ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (118 reviews)

"We had an excellent time at Sea club 1. Very clean, friendly staff, and great location. We had a bungalow right on the beach with its own porch. We will definitely rerun when we get the chance. Longboat key is our favorite beach."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Sea Club I Beach Resort

Popular places to visit in Longboat Key

Beer Can Island
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Beer Can Island

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Beer Can Island during your travels in Longboat Key? Stroll along the seaside or discover the sunsets in this relaxing area.

Jewfish Key
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Jewfish Key

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Jewfish Key during your travels in Longboat Key. Wander the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area.

Lido Beach
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Lido Beach

4.5/5(1,225 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Lido Beach, a popular beach in Sarasota. Take in the fascinating museums while you're in the area.

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4.5/5(862 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Venice Beach, a popular beach in Venice. Attend a sporting event in the area, or seek out the biking trails.

Siesta Key Beach
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Siesta Key Beach

4.5/5(1,425 reviews)

The soft, white sand on Siesta Key’s award-winning family-friendly beach is perfect for relaxing under a sun umbrella and taking part in a game of volleyball.

St. Armands Circle
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St. Armands Circle

4.5/5(1,234 reviews)

Consider this area as a circular outdoor mall. Like any mall, you can shop, dine, browse or just people-watch. Unlike most malls, this one never closes to walkers.

Top things to do in Longboat Key

TreeUmph Adventure Course
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TreeUmph Adventure Course

$62
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Sarasota Inshore Fishing Trip
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Sarasota Inshore Fishing Trip

$200
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park & Activity Center
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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park & Activity Center

$23
Per adult
Self Guided Tour of the Lido Mangrove Tunnels (Double Kayak)
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Self Guided Tour of the Lido Mangrove Tunnels (Double Kayak)

$50
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Sarasota Sensations!
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Sarasota Sensations!

$35
Per adult
Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour

$51
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Longboat Key

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
123
5 - Excellent 72.7810650887574%
4 - Good
34
4 - Good 20.118343195266274%
3 - Okay
7
3 - Okay 4.1420118343195265%
2 - Disappointing
4
2 - Disappointing 2.366863905325444%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.591715976331361%

5/5 - Excellent

Rob

May 19, 2020

Longboat key is a beautiful place. Very clean beaches and water. The crystal clear blue ocean is a great place to go.

5/5 - Excellent

HB

May 19, 2020

Awesome dining options & top notch beaches

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 4, 2020

Beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

Very good group to be around tons of thing’s to do any age all ages fit right in

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 8, 2020

More for residents. Rent a car if you are tourist

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Feb 24, 2020

We were very disappointed with our room . Wanted a king bed and decent view . We were told by management that we booked thru Travelocity so we could only get a standard room . Our terrace was over the parking deck noisy people smoking not pleasant !

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