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Manasota Key, Florida

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.

 

Convenient Transportation

Manasota Key offers a variety of convenient transportation options. The region is well-served by several international airports, including Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport, for easy access to the island.

While on the island, navigate the picturesque streets and beachfront areas with ease with convenient bicycle and boat rentals. For those looking to venture off the island and explore nearby towns and attractions, car rentals are readily available. Public transportation options provide a convenient way to hop between Manasota Key Resort and neighboring communities.

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Within a Day's Drive

When you base your vacation on the barrier island of Manasota Key, you have countless day-trip possibilities to explore around Southwest Florida. Venture north to Englewood, a charming coastal town known for its vibrant arts scene and beautiful beaches. Head south to the historic and cultural haven of Venice, where you can stroll along the Venice Beach boardwalk or explore the enchanting Venetian Waterway Park. A bit further down the coast, Boca Grande awaits with its timeless charm, offering a glimpse into Old Florida’s elegance.

If you’re in the mood for nature, nearby parks like Stump Pass Beach State Park and Oscar Scherer State Park beckon with hiking trails, wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. Your Manasota Key getaway promises a wealth of unforgettable day-trip experiences!

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When to Visit Southwest Florida

No matter the season, the allure of Manasota Key's pristine beaches, charming towns, and rich natural beauty remains constant, making it a year-round destination that promises to create treasured memories. In the Fall and Winter, Manasota Key enjoys fewer crowds and pleasant temperatures in the mid-60s to low-70s, providing the perfect escape from colder climates.

Spring ushers in warm, sunny days, making it an ideal time for beachcombing and outdoor adventures, while Summers are perfect for sun-soaked beach days and water sports with temperatures in the 80s. Southwest Florida is truly a year-round vacation paradise!

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