Why Longboat Key the perfect place for your vacation getaway!

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Longboat Key Vacation


While Longboat Key is recognized as the perfect place to retire or vacation because of its luxurious location on the Gulf of Mexico and its peaceful atmosphere, this lovely Key is also any outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. If you adore spending time at the beach, fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and participating in other outdoor pursuits, then you will definitely want to consider buying a home or investment property on Longboat Key.

In fact, there are often so many outdoor venues to consider within the Sarasota and Bradenton region that it can often be hard to pick just one. Some of the most exciting outdoor attractions are located directly on or around Longboat Key. Here are two distinctive outdoor destinations and activities that you will find exciting and relaxing at the same time: 


Coquina Beach.

Coquina Beach is perhaps one of Longboat Key’s best-kept secrets. As soon as you step onto the sands of this beach, you will understand why it rivals some of Sarasota and Bradenton’s most beautiful beaches. However, it doesn’t hold all the traffic of other popular beaches, like Siesta Key Beach. The waters are turquoise blue and the sands are a brilliant white.

Coquina Beach is close to Longboat Key on Anna Maria Island, just minutes from Longboat by car or the Longboat Trolley. Coquina Beach Park, also located on Anna Maria Island and in Bradenton, offers beachside amenities such as concessions, restrooms, picnicking and grilling areas, playgrounds, paved trails along the beach, and sand volleyball courts. In addition, a weekly Beach Market is held on the edge of Coquina Beach, near the wonderful Coquina Café. Shop through this open-air market for one-of-a-kind trinkets, jewelry, t-shirts, home wares, produce, and unique culinary creations. The Beach Market at Coquina Beach typically opens at 10:00 a.m. only on Sundays.


Endless boating opportunities.

Whether you have your boater’s license or not, there are endless way to enjoy the thrills of sailing the Gulf from the bow of an stunning boat. In fact, several great boating services are located directly on Longboat Key. An excellent place to go if you love boating is Cannons Marina. Located off Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, the marina will help you to buy and sell new and pre-owned boats, service your boat and get it back out into the water, and rent a boat to you if you don’t own one, but wish to cruise along the Gulf’s coast. Cannons Marina offers boat rentals by the half-day, day, week, or month. If you go to their website, then you can peruse prices and models and pick the perfect boat for you and your family or friends.

If you want the experience of sailing the deep blue sea without actually steering the boat by yourself, then consider using the services provided by Liquid Limousine Charters. This distinctive tour company often offers narrated boat tours that many people find enjoyable. Liquid Limousine Charters is owned and operated by a longtime citizen of Longboat Key and features exclusive tours including bird watching excursions, cruises at sunset, and snorkeling expeditions among others.

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