Longboat Key offers an idyllic setting of white sand beaches and gentle turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, just a short drive from the lovely city of Sarasota. For those looking for serenity there is the less densely developed North part of the island. On the other end, St. Armands Circle, a distinctive shopping and dining district, is the centerpiece of the Southern part of the island, perfect for strolling. Along the Eastern part of the island is the Bay, perfect for fishing and boating. No matter where you are in Longboat Key, there is so much to enjoy!