The Sanctuary

at Manasota Key Resort

Committed to Conservation

A Peaceful Preserve for Local Wildlife

Discover the beauty of Manasota Key in Englewood, Florida. The resort was designed as a natural sanctuary, host to an array of birds, marine life, and native plants. Our private beaches feature dunes that act as nesting areas for seabirds, shorebirds and sea turtles.

Within a short distance of the resort are peaceful walkways, beaches, and state parks. Sit on the Gulf side with a pair of binoculars and watch the pelicans, osprey, egrets, and herons fish the turquoise waters. Dolphins can often be seen playing just offshore. From the bay side, explore the mangroves that team with life as Manatees graze on seagrasses along the shore.

What You'll See

Expect to see local wildlife throughout the resort and in nearby parks. Grab your guide book to identify manatees, gopher tortoises, terns, and snowy egrets, to name just a few of the local wildlife species.

Many of the waterways are home to oyster reefs, which are a critical component to keeping the waterways and native species healthy. Oyster reefs not only act as habitat for local oysters, but offer fish safe protective habitat, filter the water, and act as protective barrier for shorelines and plant species. Nearby Mangrove swamps are dense, low forests home to native birds. Fish use their roots as nursery grounds and protection from predators.

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Explore Nearby Parks

Nestled along the stunning coast of Southwest Florida, Manasota Key is home to beautiful natural areas, state parks, and recreational areas.

Explore nearby Stump Pass Beach, Lemon Bay, and Englewood Beach just a few minutes from the resort.

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Beach Clean Up Stations

To strengthen our commitment to the environment that surrounds us, we have installed beach cleanup stations in front of the resort. Together our community can lend a helping hand in freeing our beaches from pollution, decreasing the risk of jeopardizing the marine life that inhabits our waterways.

Each station includes a reusable basket to collect trash during your day on the beach. Simply grab a basket, begin your beach stroll, and dispose of the debris you collect along the way when you return to the station. Return your basket where you found it so another person can aid in preserving our beaches.

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