All About Manasota Key

An 11-mile long peninsula turned into a barrier island, Manasota Key faces the Gulf of Mexico to the West and Lemon Bay to the east. Manasota Key had a population of 1,229 according to the 2010 census and is a popular beach destination in Charlotte County, attracting visitors from nearby towns and cities to its calming shorelines and abundance of wildlife. Visiting Manasota Key can be a great time to connect with nature and explore the joys of beachcombing for shells, shark teeth and more!

Local Destinations

Englewood Beach:
One of the most popular beaches in the area, it also includes Chadwick Park, which has a playground and picnic area. The beach has lots of shells and shark teeth to find, ample parking and pristine sand. There are also bathroom/shower areas to clean off.

Blind Pass Beach:
A beach that offers almost 3,000 feet of sandy shores, there are also trails to hike around, boat launches, fishing areas, bathrooms, and picnic facilities.

Stump Pass Beach State Park:
A Florida State Park that consists of 3 islands with a mile of beach loaded with seashells and shark teeth. There is an abundance of wildlife including manatees, egrets and tortoises throughout the park which can be sighted with ranger-led hikes.

Nearby Places To Visit

Little Gasparilla Island:
There are 7 miles of beautiful beaches around Little Gasparilla Island. During the summer season, sea turtles nest along the shores. You may also spot other wildlife including bald eagles, herons, pelicans and osprey.

Don Pedro Island:
Accessible by private boat or ferry, Don Pedro Island State Park is home to many endangered species of creatures like manatees, gopher tortoises and bald eagles. There is one mile of sandy beach available to visitors.

Indian Mound Park:
This park used to be occupied from approximately 1000 BC to1350 AD by indigenous people. There have been countless artifacts discovered during excavations. Today there is park ground away from the historic areas offering boat access, shorelines and open spaces.

Book Your Stay Today

There are many different places to explore around Manasota Key. If you are interested in scheduling a rental to begin your adventure, book with us today!