Longboat Key

Welcome to Longboat Key

Tropical elegance with peaceful, serene living 
Longboat Key is a beautiful resort community located on the Gulf of Mexico. The island has 12 miles of powder-soft white sand and is home to some of the state's finest beaches, restaurants, and golf courses. This luxurious community offers the perfect blend of seashore enjoyment and luxurious resort living without the crowds of other popular Florida destinations. 
Most of the economic development that has brought the island to where it is today began in the 1920s when John Ringling purchased land and began constructing a luxury hotel. During the 1930s and 40s, Longboat began to flourish. Now, there are luxury hotels, condominiums, and resorts, along with luxury shopping and fine dining. 

What to Love

  • World-class boating, golfing, and dining opportunities
  • Lush, tropical landscape
  • Gorgeous public and private beaches 

Local Lifestyle

Nestled on the Gulf of Mexico coast and surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, Longboat Key is a private island community that provides residents with peaceful and luxurious living. Seaside cottages, luxury condominiums, and private residences line the island's shores, providing residents with stunning views of the Gulf. This resort community is known for its world-class amenities and miles of pristine beaches, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Florida lifestyle.
Longboat Key has an exclusive feel because it is only accessible from neighboring barrier islands, which keeps the beach from being overcrowded. It is a dream location with an abundance of amenities within walking distance. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

In Longboat Key, you will find some of the finest seafood and cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients. The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is a bayfront spot with a dockside patio. They serve seafood specialties, like their famous fresh grouper sandwich. Shore Longboat Key is an al-fresco coastal restaurant with creative cuisine and signature cocktails. They have a retro-inspired modern vibe with fresh ingredients.
The rustic Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub has a beautiful oceanfront view from a 1900s beach house. Their menu has everything from burgers to fresh seafood. Global fine dining crafted from fresh, local ingredients in a scratch kitchen is what you get at Euphemia Haye Restaurant. And Harrys Continental Kitchens serves traditional American fare on a romantic patio. 

Things to Do

Whether you're seeking adventure or just want to enjoy the scenery, Longboat Key has plenty of activities to keep you and your family occupied. The Sarasota Boat Races are held annually and are a two-day event full of exciting motorsports. Go to the Longboat Key Marina, a deep-water marina with 291 storm-protected slips. 
Longboat Bay Charters provides visitors with exciting experiences like whale and dolphin watching, boat tours, and fishing charters and tours. Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures gives award-winning, guided kayak tours of the stunning blue waters, white sands, and unique marine life. 
The Longboat Bay Club is a swanky resort with a full-service spa, golf courses, tennis gardens, and access to Longboat's beautiful beaches. Kayaking is a popular pastime of beach town residents.


The school system in Longboat Key has outstanding educational options for your family. There are many top-ranking institutions: 



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Overview for Longboat Key, FL

7,446 people live in Longboat Key, where the median age is 71.1 and the average individual income is $117,799. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Longboat Key, FL

Longboat Key has 4,106 households, with an average household size of 1.81. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Longboat Key do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,446 people call Longboat Key home. The population density is 1,825.83 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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