Manasota Key is a barrier island that stretches for 10 miles along the coastline of Southwest Florida. Our unspoiled beaches are known for clear water, great shelling, and spectacular sunsets. Additionally, this area offers a wide range of recreational activities, including excellent game fishing, power boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing. Numerous golf courses and tennis clubs are a short drive away. Enjoy any of the 4 public beaches on the key, and you'll be sure to return year after year.
Explore the beauty of Stump Pass Park, nestled between Lemon Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, on the south end of Manasota Key. Nature trails afford glimpses of gopher tortoises, bald eagles & osprey, while sitings of dolphins & manatees are common in the surf. It's a perfect spot from which to launch your kayak and explore Lemon Bay.
Minutes from Englewood, south of the Cape Haze peninsula cross the bridge to Gasparilla Island to visit the Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890.
Cayo Costa State Park, located directly south of Boca Grande, is accessible only by boat and provides a stunning display of natural beauty, including aces of pine forests, oak palm hammocks & mangrove swamps. Classes and guided bird & butterfly walks are available.
Several island restaurants provide a variety of food and live entertainment in a casual setting, and many outstanding restaurants are just a short drive away.
Nearby attrations also include historic sites, museums, botanical gardens, art galleries, and play houses.
Manasota Key is close proximity to several airports--just a 50 minute drive to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, and 1.5 hours to either Tampa or Ft. Myers. Orlando attractions are 2.5 hours away.