Longboat Key: The Destination of Choice for Discerning Vacationers
Does this sound like you? You love the awe-inspiring beauty of Florida’s coastal areas. You enjoy activities like golfing, fishing, and tennis. And you’re not averse to enjoying the finer things in life, such as world-class dining and shopping. But you prefer not to be around throngs of people or over-developed beachfront properties. Your tastes run more towards the refined and serene than the loud and gaudy.
If you see yourself described above, then you should make plans to visit Longboat Key, one of the lesser known but best-loved spots on Florida’s Gulf Coast. There you’ll find the best that the Sunshine State has to offer, in a setting that’s unmatched for its culture and natural beauty.
What You’ll Find in Longboat Key and Nearby Areas
- Miles and miles of pristine coastline, where you can stroll for hours watching the waves gently wash up against pure white sand, while a cool, invigorating ocean breeze brushes by your face.
- A huge variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, including fishing, kayaking, boating, swimming, sailing, or just collecting seashells.
- Fine dining and shopping venues in upscale areas like St. Armand’s Circle, where you’ll find European cuisine and the finest in art, jewelry, clothing, and one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.
- Splendid works of architecture, such as the Ringling family’s Ca’ d’ Zan Mansion, one of the finest examples of the Venetian Gothic building style on earth.
The cuisine found in the bay front restaurants is as unrivaled in its quality as it is in its variety. On the north end of the key you’ll find Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, where you can enjoy delectable appetizers like scallops rumaki before a main course of bayside salmon or parmesan crusted flounder. For excellent food in a more casual setting, try the Dry Dock, home of the best grouper sandwiches on Florida’s west coast.
There are over 80 golf courses in Longboat Key and the surrounding area, both public ones as well as private resorts that welcome visiting players.
Tennis courts abound as well. No matter where you go, you’ll find opportunities to both relax as well as reinvigorate your mind and body.
Quality Lodging Need Not Be Hard to Find
We invite you to browse our online selection of choice beach front vacation condos and contact us with any questions or comments you might have. Or simply make your reservations. We look forward to making your stay with us truly unforgettable.