Longboat Key

The town's popular architectural styles include the West Indies contemporary style and 1960s renovated ranch style, among many others.

Welcome to Longboat Key

A stately boater’s paradise in a tranquil coastal town.
Longboat Key is a tranquil coastal town on the 11-mile-long barrier island of the same name that borders Florida's beautiful central west coast. State Road 789 connects the island to the mainland, offering a quick 15-20-minute commute to downtown Sarasota, making it an excellent choice for commuters. However, residents of Longboat Key enjoy easy access to an array of upscale amenities and essentials without leaving the island. The island and town are renowned for being a boater’s paradise with world-class golf courses, luxurious resorts, and serene beaches.
Longboat Key offers a variety of real estate, including single-family homes, high-rise beachside condominiums, townhomes, villas, and stately waterfront homes in gated communities, such as the Bay Isles Beach Club and Country Club Shores. The town's popular architectural styles include the West Indies contemporary style and 1960s renovated ranch style, among many others.

What to Love

  • Stately beachside condominiums
  • Tranquil coastal atmosphere
  • World-class boating and golfing
  • Luxurious gated communities
  • Serene beaches

Local Lifestyle

This serene island town of Longboat Key has world-class golfing and boating as well as some of Florida’s top-rated beaches. Life on Longboat Key moves at a slower pace compared to other nearby beach towns. Relatively less tourist traffic and the gated communities in the neighborhood make it a popular choice for families who wish to reside in a tranquil seaside community.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Shore restaurant is a luxurious mid-century al-fresco eatery and coastal lifestyle brand that offers the whole coastal experience. Watch the boats glide by and the beautiful sunsets from their dining area. They specialize in dishes like Key West shrimp and scallop risotto, along with signature cocktails. They also provide trendy and unique clothes designed for leisurely beach life. 
Euphemia Haye Restaurant is a staple in the neighborhood that offers a diverse a la carte menu of award-winning global and American fare in a tropical, fine-dining atmosphere. It is renowned for its impressive selection of rare fine wines.  Be sure to visit their dessert room upstairs!
The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is an elegant restaurant specializing in al fresco dining and signature craft cocktails. Its award-winning menu includes a diverse selection of innovative seafood dishes ranging from crispy calamari served with sweet chili and tomato basil sauce to linguine with clams dressed in wine or garlic.
Whitney’s is a hip, locally sourced seafood and American fare restaurant and bar housed in a renovated art-deco building. In addition to dishes like tuna tartar and steak frites, it also hosts live music events.

Things to Do

Longboat Key offers access to an abundance of recreational amenities and fun local events. The Resort at Longboat Key Club features private tennis courts and world-class golf courses accommodating a variety of skill levels. The club is also home to the Gulf Coast’s largest environmental deep-water marina featuring 291 slips that can dock boats up to 150-foot-long. 
Zota Beach Resort is an upscale beachfront luxury resort with a contemporary aesthetic that reflects the island’s laid-back coastal vibe. It boasts a variety of amenities, including guestrooms and suites, event space, a pool, unique dining, and a full bar. 
Opening soon in Longboat Key is The Residences at The St. Regis Longboat Key Resort. The seaside, five-star luxury resort will provide modern residences and resident-only amenities.
Longboat Key Festival of the Arts is an annual open-air art festival that showcases the work of local and national artists at the Longboat Key Community Town Center public park. Types of artwork on display include life-sized sculptures, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and more.


Longboat Key is served by Sarasota County Schools school district.

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