An 11 Mile Barrier Island in Southwest Florida
Visiting Manasota Key
Nestled along the southwestern coastline of Florida, Manasota Key is home to some of Florida’s best kept secret beaches.
Manasota Key beckons visitors seeking a peaceful and authentic coastal experience. Unlike its more famous counterparts, the barrier island boasts the allure of seclusion, where overcrowding, parking woes, and long queues at beachside diners are nothing but distant memories.
How to Get Here
This tranquil paradise, located to the south of the cities of Sarasota and Venice, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and serenity that remains largely unspoiled.
Less than 10 minutes away from Englewood and within an hour’s drive of three airports, Manasota Key is easy to access for a weekend getaway or extended stay. Once you’re here, kick back and relax. Getting around by car, bike, or public transportation is a breeze.
Things to Do
Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay, Manasota Key offers a harmonious blend of natural wonders and outdoor adventures. The barrier island exudes a captivating old-Florida charm, with picturesque beaches stretching 11 miles, promising spectacular sunset views.
The area is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, ideal for fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, wildlife spotting, hiking, and boating. When you’re ready to embrace a bit of local culture and charm, nearby towns like Venice, Sarasota, and Boca Grande are lined with unique shops, delectable cuisine, and entertainment.
A Natural Sanctuary
Manasota Key is renowned for its natural beauty, characterized by pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and lush vegetation. Explore hidden pockets of beachfront paradise and unspoiled eco-habitats.
One of the key attractions of Manasota Key is its close proximity to native wildlife. As you stroll along the sandy shores or explore the lush mangrove forests, you'll have the opportunity to encounter the region's vibrant ecosystem up-close.