Destination guide

Travel to relaxing Longboat Key

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Longboat Key. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the beaches, bird watching and seaside. Mote Marine Aquarium and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Longboat Key

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Longboat Key a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Manatee Golf Course (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Heather Hills Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Fish Hole Adventure Golf (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Rolling Green Golf Club (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • People at Play (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Longboat Key

Travellers enjoy Longboat Key for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Longboat Key

Travellers love Longboat Key for its breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Longboat Key is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Fort De Soto Park (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Sarasota BayWalk (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Beer Can Island (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Longboat Key

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 5 mi (8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Longboat Key?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Longboat Key:

  • Longbeach Village: 89 holiday homes
  • Bay Isles: 187 holiday homes
  • Pinecraft: 24 holiday homes
  • Isla del Sol: 287 holiday homes
  • Pass-a-Grille Beach: 169 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Longboat Key?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Longboat Key. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Islandside Golf Course at Longboat Key Club: 7,801 holiday rentals
  • Harborside Golf Course at Longboat Key Club: 7,842 holiday rentals
  • Cannons Marina: 7,548 holiday rentals
  • Merry Pier: 8,905 holiday rentals
  • Nathan Benderson Park: 6,697 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Longboat Key listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Longboat Key?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,489 Condos/Apartments in Longboat Key. Our other popular types of Longboat Key holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 2,525 holiday houses
  • Villas: 423 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 301 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Longboat Key?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,565 holiday homes with pool available in Longboat Key. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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