Longboat Key

Located within the counties of Sarasota and Manatee, Longboat Key is a town nestled on a barrier island of the same name and is 11 miles long. With only 3 traffic lights and no public beaches, vehicle travel is a breeze. This Island town is situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay directly West of Downtown Sarasota.

Longboat Key serves as a quiet, more laidback contrast compared to the livelier Siesta Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Circle that are directly south of this island community. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not without its fair share of activities and attractions – there’s a diverse array of recreational opportunities and vibrant destinations here as well, including picturesque waterfront golf courses, world-class luxury resorts, shopping, fine dining venues, and more.


Anna Maria Elementary
Martha B. King Middle
Bayshore High


Shore Longboat Key
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
The Old Salty Dog
Jack Dusty
Sarasota Yacht Club
Mote Marine


Lido Beach
Longboat Key Beach
Biking and Jogging
St. Armands Circle
Marina Jacks

Longboat Key


Originally known as “Longbeach,” the town was incorporated in 1955, changing its name to Longboat Key in the process. At the time of incorporation, the town was home to just over 200 residents, and only around a third of its area was developed. Following the town’s incorporation, development started gradually, reaching its peak in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, very few tracts of privately owned land in Longboat Key remain undeveloped.



Dinning in

Longboat Key

Dry Dock Waterfront Restaurant

Maison Blanche

The Shore

Euphemia Haye


Things To Do In Sarasotaby John Brink

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