Longboat Key is a tropical paradise offering a full spectrum of housing, recreational amenities, arts and cultural attractions, and popular shopping areas. In addition to Bayfront Park and the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, there are two championship golf courses operated by the Longboat Key Club and the popular tennis resort Cedars East is the best of its kind in the country.
The Intracoastal Waterway provides ample opportunities for boating, fishing, water-skiing, and jet-skiing. The Gulf Coast is also a vital habitat for shorebirds, such as the osprey, great egret, sandpiper, roseate spoonbill, anhinga and the brown pelican and many more. Nearby cultural destinations include the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Mote Marine, and the Sarasota Opera, to name a few.
Drive (or bike or walk!) across the majestic Ringling Causeway to Downtown Sarasota. With its eclectic arts culture, it is a haven for artists, musicians and writers. Downtown Sarasota abounds with theaters, galleries, museums and ballet, opera and symphony performances. Our excellent year round warm weather encourages every imaginable outdoor activity including fishing, bicycling, boating, kayaking, rollerblading, snorkeling, scuba diving, shelling, sail boarding kite boarding, and even parasailing at nearby Siesta Key.