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FAQs

  • Can I bring my pets to the beach?
  • Can I fish in the Park?
  • Can I make a memorial donation to the Town such as a bench or tree to be placed or planted in a public park or beach?
  • What is "beach wrack"?
  • What is the COASTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTROL LINE (CCCL) program?
  • What is the EROSION CONTROL LINE (ECL)?
  • What is the Erosion Control Tax on my tax bill?
  • Who do I contact about beach renourishment?
  • Who do I contact about dead fish or trash on the beach?
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Beaches

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 Beaches:

  • Longboat Key’s 12 Public Beach Access Points will be closed effective March 21 at 6:00am.
  • Longboat Key residents, private property owners, and their visitors, will continue to be allowed to use the beach under current CDC restrictions of group size under 10, social distancing of 6’ or more, etc.
  • Sarasota County public beaches are closed effective March 21 at 6:00am
  • Manatee County public beaches are closed effective March 20 at 6:00am

As a southwest Florida coastal barrier island with the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Sarasota Bay on the east, Longboat Key draws residents and visitors from all over the world to live in this well planned community and play on our beaches and in our parks.

Location Parking No. Spaces
2825 Gulf of Mexico Drive Parking available at Town Hall (501 Bay Isles Rd.) 401
3175 Gulf of Mexico Drive Parking available on site (Mayfield St) ~192
3355 Gulf of Mexico Drive Parking available on site (Westfield St) ~202
3495 Gulf of Mexico Drive Handicap Accessible on site, also parking across street (Longview St) ~302
4001 Gulf of Mexico Drive Parking available at Bayfront Park (4052 GMD) Parking varies with occupancy of facility1
4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive Handicap Accessible parking on site Parking varies with occupancy of facility1
4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive Handicap Accessible parking on site (Atlas Street) ~302
6399 Gulfside Road Parking available at General Harris Street ~502
6847 Gulf of Mexico Drive Parking available at Broadway Access 0
100 Broadway Street Handicap Accessible parking on site ~31
7055 Seabreeze Avenue No parking available 0
100 North Shore Road Parking available on site ~302

1Parking spaces vary depending on occupancy of facilities.
2Parking space numbers are approximate because parking is not paved or striped.

Beach Conditions
Beach Management Plan
Beach Rules and Regulations
Healthy Beaches
Public Beach Access
SeaTurtles
Shorebirds
Wrack

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