When planning a trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast, certain towns like Sarasota and Bradenton come to mind. However, this side of the Sunshine State is filled with unique other cities just waiting for you to discover them. With vacation rentals up and down the coast, Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals serves some of the best cities to visit. For the perfect mix of relaxation and memorable things to do, head to Longboat Key.
A Checklist of Longboat Key Activities
Found off Sarasota’s coast, Longboat Key is part of a chain of barrier islands. Whether you’re staying at one of our Longboat Key rentals or planning a day trip to this island, there is plenty of fun to be had.
- Soak in the sunshine on the miles of white-sandy beaches. There are numerous public beach access points, so you can find one closest to your other activities.
- Wander the shoreline looking for sand dollars and other shells during your beach day.
- Book your spot on one of the numerous cruises Longboat Bay Charters offers. See if you can spot a dolphin on an eco trip or watch the sun sink into the water on a sunset cruise. Other trips include fun runs, fishing excursions, and a full-day adventure.
- Make your way to the island’s southeast side to wander Quick Point Nature Preserve. Made up of wetlands and mangroves, this preserve offers a habitat for fish and birds like egrets and herons.
- Explore the waterways on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard tour. Services like Longboat Key Paddleboard and Kayak and Happy Paddler offer a range of eco-tours that’ll have you exploring the mangroves. You can also rent equipment if you’d rather captain your own outing.
Plan a Relaxing Getaway to the Gulf Coast
While Longboat Key is known for its laidback atmosphere, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun and adventurous things to do. Have a relaxing place to call home by booking your stay with Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals. Our homes are near everything you need to make the most out of your escape.
We strive to provide visitors with the best vacation rentals in some of the best vacation destinations, including Longboat Key. Our inventory includes everything from townhomes and condos to single-family homes with pools. This wide selection means you can find something that checks all your boxes. Call 844-548-5637 to learn more about our accommodations or how to save on your stay.