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.