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Longboat Key, Florida
Conde Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Names Longboat Key #9 Island in USA and #5 in mainland USA.
Miles of sugar sand beaches, exquisite international cuisine and a relaxing island atmosphere await your arrival to world renowned Longboat Key. Whether you enjoy daybreak beach strolls, quiet and secluded sunbathing or mesmerizing sunsets the beaches of Longboat Key are the perfect location. The dining choices on Longboat Key vary from casual waterfront grills to sophisticated, award winning restaurants and are all located off Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Visit the New Pass Grille and Bait Shop located on the southern tip of Longboat Key and enjoy a burger and cold drink while overlooking Sarasota Bay. They also offer bait, tackle and guide services if you’re planning to spend a day catching seatrout, redfish, tarpon or any other salt water species. Mote Laboratory & Aquarium is a must see while vacationing in the area. See sharks, manatees, dolphins, sea turtles and over 100 marine species at the laboratory and aquarium and they also offer a Coastal Observation Tour. If you prefer to Captain your own boat and tour Sarasota Bay, look no further than Cannon’s Marina for all of your boat rental needs.
The creative and artistic traveler would enjoy a trip to the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. View the seasonal exhibitions, sign up for a Learning Lab or participate in an open studio session.
Spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and an enticing menu of fresh seafood and steaks can be enjoyed at The Chart House on the Longboat Key. Euphemia Haye is ideal for a romantic evening out featuring unique selections of Midwestern beef and their fresh fish arrives daily. The Haye Loft is upstairs and features live music and the Dessert Room. All of the pies, pastries and cakes are made on the premises. Pattigeorge’s fine coastal cuisine is just what the name implies along with beautiful bay views with a refined and relaxed atmosphere. Casual dining choices include the above mentioned New Pass Grille and the Dry Dock Grille. Both offer outdoor dining in a family friendly setting.
From flip flops to fine dining, plan a vacation to Longboat Key and start creating memories that will last a lifetime.