The Harbour Villa’s are just a 3-minute drive to the north end of the key home to the historic Longbeach Village, known in its earlier days as a transient fishing village. While taking a stroll through this neighborhood your likely to see peacocks on roofs or resting in someone’s yard. It is also a great place for dinner with a view, with options for waterfront restaurants such as the rustic Mar Vista or the more modern Shore. The north end of the key also holds a hidden gem known as Beer Can Island. Erosion has uprooted many of the Australian pines trees here giving it a deserted island feel, a great place worth exploring. 3 minutes in the other direction will put you at Harry’s your local corner store since 1979. Harry’s also has both a deli and an upscale restaurant behind the store, so you have options for whatever you’re in the mood for. Looking to go for a hike? Joan M. Durante Community Park is a 3-minute drive south and has excellent walking trails through the mangroves with portions that overlook the bay. There is a lot of wildlife to see here and a small park out front for children. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is also a great place to visit if you are interested in marine life. There are many actives to enjoy on the key as well such and Paddle boarding, Kayaking, and golf. Longboat Key charters offers sightseeing/ecotours, fishing, and sunset tours. The south end of longboat meets At. Armand’s Circle which has a great mix of restaurants, bars, and unique shops. The north end of the island runs into Anna Maria Island which is a hub of entertainment as well.
This apartment is located in Longboat Key. Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez and Island Players are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Historic Green Village and St. Armands Circle. Fish Hole Adventure Golf and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding.