One of the most treasured and interesting places, with the amazing scenery of the Gulf of Mexico, and beautiful beaches.

Guide to Longboat Key, Florida


Situated in the Gulf of Mexico just off Sarasota, Longboat Key, a prime barrier island destination, boasts immaculate beaches, shimmering waters, and luxurious amenities. This 11-mile-long sanctuary seamlessly blends nature's grandeur with upscale attractions, making it both a coveted tourist hotspot and an ideal residential choice near St. Armand’s Circle.

Top Activities and Attractions on Longboat Key

  1. Longboat Key Beaches: Dive into 12 miles of exquisite sandy shores, tailor-made for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing adventures.
  2. Boat Tours: Book a marine adventure to witness dolphins, manatees, and the rich marine life of Longboat Key or try sunset cruises and fishing expeditions.
  3. Golfing Experiences: With golf courses like the esteemed Longboat Key Club, golf aficionados are in for a treat.
  4. Culinary and Shopping Delights: Whether it's upscale dining or charming boutiques, Longboat Key has a plethora of choices to sate every gourmet and shopping enthusiast.
  5. Nature Exploration: Become one with Longboat Key's abundant wildlife, ranging from playful dolphins and gentle manatees to the rare sea turtles. Engage in bird-watching, hiking, or kayaking to truly appreciate the island's natural beauty.

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Education Cornerstones on Longboat Key

  • The Learning Experience: Focusing on early childhood, catering to infants to 5-year-olds.
  • The Village School: A private education beacon for pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade scholars.
  • The Out-of-Door Academy: Comprehensive education extending from pre-kindergarten to high school.

Real Estate Insights for Longboat Key

Longboat Key's real estate landscape is synonymous with luxury, showcasing properties with an average price above $1 million. However, budget-conscious buyers can explore the expansive range of condos and townhouses. With stunning Gulf of Mexico panoramas, these condos promise the quintessential Longboat Key lifestyle, from indulgent relaxation spots like pools and golf courses to thrilling sailing adventures. And with downtown Sarasota in proximity, residents are always a short drive away from high-end shopping, fine dining, and captivating theater performances.

For potential Longboat Key homebuyers, securing a consultation with Judy and her team paramount. As leading Realtors® in the region, our curated featured Listings page offers an in-depth look into premium Sarasota and island properties, encompassing waterfront vistas and opulent condos.


As one of Sarasota's crown jewels, Longboat Key offers an unmatched blend of nature's wonders and luxurious living. This guide illuminates the island's finest offerings, ensuring every visitor and potential resident captures the essence of this Floridian paradise. Whether it's a fleeting visit or a lifetime stay, Longboat Key promises an experience to remember.


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