Longboat Key

About Longboat Key

Longboat Key is about 15 miles long and a barrier island just south of Anna Maria Island.  It is divided evenly in half with the northern being in Manatee County and the Southern half in Sarasota County.



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Dining and Shopping

There are numerous restaurants on Longboat Key including, Mar Vista, The Lazy Lobster, The Dry Dock, PattiGeorge’s Restaurant, the Longboat Key Club Restaurant, Euphemia Haye, Maison Blanche, Bayou Tavern, and Harry’s Continental Kitchen.  Harry’s has an amazing brunch and Bloody Mary’s.  Reservations are suggested.  The Chart House is at the southern end (next to the Longboat Key Club) and has an excellent happy hour in a beautiful waterfront setting.

There is a Publix Grocery store and a CVS Pharmacy centrally located on the island.


Parks and Recreation

The Longboat Key Club offers a combined 45 holes of championship golf.  There is also a driving range.  The courses are available to resort guests and members only.  They are located at 3000 Harbourside Drive.  Call 941-387-1631 for more information.


There are 2 ways to get on or off Longboat Key.  You can go north to Anna Maria Island and take the Cortez bridge over to Bradenton.  You can also go south to Sarasota.  There is a bus that runs until about 7 p.m. taking you to St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota or up to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island.  The fee is around $1.

Fun Annual Events on Longboat Key

July 4th on Longboat Key

Longboat Key Fireworks – July 4th – Freedom Fest Parade 9 am at Town Hall – 501 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key.   Activities, food and drinks, children’s games at Bicentennial Park, next to Town Hall after the parade 9 to 11 a.m.  Call 941-383-2466 for more information.