Visit Manasota Key

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Expore Manasota Key and Englewood Beach

englewood Beach floridaAs a guest of Englewood Beach and Yacht Club and Sea Oats Beach Club you’ll be able to enjoy your own private section of Englewood Beach. But just down the block is the public beach, featuring daily yoga, a nice boardwalk, picnic tables, rest rooms, changing facilities, playground, volleyball.

Shop & Dine

Just down the block are a wonderful variety of restaurants ranging from fine dining to tiki bars with live music by the water.  A convenience store and gift shop are also one block away.  Explore historic downtown Englewood for quaint shops and restaurants. A farmers market is offered every Thursday in downtown Englewood. Many festivals are offered throughout the year in Englewood. Learn more at this website.  Visit our Top Picks for Dining page.

Explore Manasota Key

Several operators offer tours of Lemon Bay and the Intracoastal waters, or rent your own boat or kayak to explore on your own. Sunset tours are available from a few local operators, or just enjoy the sunset from our private beach.

Englewood Beach floridaBe sure to purchase some fresh fish at one of Manasota Key’s local seafood markets and make a delicious feast in your condo or grill out on our patio.

One mile from our condos is one of Florida’s secluded and beautiful state parks, Stump Pass Beach. Home to manatees, gopher tortoises, snowy egrets, least terns, and magnificent frigate birds, Stump Pass claims the entire southern tip of the key where visitors can explore the mile-long beach and hike the trails and boardwalks. Ranger-led turtle walks and beach nature walks are available throughout the summer.

Englewood Beach is famous for the natural treasures on the beach, including fossilized sharks teeth and beautiful shells.  It’s easy to take a walk on the beach and find teeth, other bone fossils and shells just laying on the beach. Low tide and after storms are great times to find newly landed treasures.

Dining Options Near Our Condos

Visit Our Top 11 Picks for Dining Blog

Flounder’s Restaurant & Tiki Bar – 1975 Beach Road, Manasota Key. A fun place for a frozen drink, a bite to eat and live entertainment while relaxing on their outdoor patio on Lemon Bay. (Lunch, Dinner & Sunday breakfast) Click for Website

White Elephant Pub – 1855 Gulf Boulevard – Another fun place for live music, great food along the waterfront.  (Lunch & Dinner) Click for Website

Gulf View Grill – 2095 Beach Road, Manasota Key. Exceptional Gulf and sunset views overlooking Englewood Beach with great dining options and large bar area. (Lunch & Dinner) Click for Website

Lock-N-Key Restaurant & Pub – 2045 Beach Road, Manasota Key. A local favorite with Indoor/outdoor dining, huge bar and weekend entertainment. (Lunch & Dinner) Click for Website

Stump PassNature and Beaches

Englewood Beach is one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Florida, if not the world! Scattered with shells and sharks teeth, it’s a treasure hunters paradise!

You’ll enjoy the antics of the scores of shorebirds on the beach. Many are quite used to humans and will walk right near you. Manatees and dophins are frequently sighted on Manasota Key. Sea turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs in Englewood Beach starting in May through September. It takes the nesting female 1 – 3 hours to crawl out of the water, make her nest by digging in the sand with her rear flippers, depositing about 100 rubbery eggs and covering them up, before going back to the sea. The female and her eggs are protected and you should not disturb them.

Shelling and Sharks Teeth

Englewood Beach is famous for the natural treasures on the beach, including fossilized sharks teeth and beautiful shells.  It’s easy to take a walk on the beach and find teeth, other bone fossils and shells just laying on the beach. Low tide and after storms are great times to find newly landed treasures.

stump pass state parkStump Pass State Park

One mile down from our buildings there is Stump Pass State Park, which includes a mile of beach where seashells and shark teeth wash up, and a great location for anglers to fish the surf for prize catches. Visitors can enjoy an excellent view of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a stretch of undeveloped Florida coastline. Visitors come to this secluded beach to enjoy the year-round swimming and sunbathing; shelling is best during the winter months. A hiking trail passes through five distinct natural communities that provide homes for many species of wildlife; covered picnic tables are located along the trail. Visitors can launch a kayak and paddle around the two islands just east of the park’s land base. While at the park, visitors might see West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, snowy egrets, least terns, and magnificent frigate birds. Ranger-led nature hikes are available in the winter.

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Fishing around Manasota Key

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Black Drum Fish caught on Englewood Beach

Southwest Florida offers some of the best deep sea fishing found anywhere in the world. Manasota Key is rich in fishing opportunities. Inshore, Deep Sea, Off Shore,  Intracoastal, shore fishing on the beach, and just fishing from our docks are all options when staying at Englewood Beach and Yacht Club and Sea Oats Beach Club. Lemon Bay offers exceptional opportunities to fish for the elusive and tasty Snook. Several Captains offer fishing charts, tours and guiding.

Lemon Bay is a long, narrow, shallow waterway that has two gulf passes and 7 tributaries flowing in. Lemon Bay aquatic preserve consist of approximately 73 square miles. With this amount of water Lemon Bay is like a tropical gem. The blue waters and the abundance of wild life will take your breath away.

Fishing in Lemon Bay is a wonderful experience as it offers inlets, bays, tidal creeks, beaches grass flats, bridges, docks, mangrove islands, and oyster bars. This diversity allows anglers to fish many techniques from live bait consisting of shrimp, pinfish, crabs, white bait, cut bait, or using artificial lures.While fishing lemon bay you can expect to fish for snook, trout and redfish although it is not uncommon to catch tarpon, cobia, jacks, mackerel and snapper in fact lemon bay is home to over 200 species of fish. Click to learn about area fishing & regulations.

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Activities Near Manasota Key

SARASOTA
Mote Marine Aquarium World famous aquarium 45 Minutes
St. Armand’s Circle- Longboat Key Restaurants and shopping 45 Minutes
Ringling Museum Million dollar artwork 45 Minutes
CA’D Zan –Ringling Home Ringling family home 45 Minutes
Selby Botanical Gardens World famous gardens 45 Minutes
Sarasota Jungle Gardens Unique Zoo atmosphere 45 minutes
Siesta Key White sand and village 35 minutes
VENICE
Venice Avenue Shopping Restaurants and shopping 20 minutes
Casperson Beach Area Sharky’s Restaurant 20 minutes
PUNTA GORDA /PT. CHARLOTTE
Fisherman’s Village Restaurants and shopping 30 Minutes
Boca Grande –Gasparilla Island Island famous for Tarpon 20 Minutes
Muscle Car Museum + 50’s Diner 941 575-5959 50 Minutes
FORT MYERS
Edison- Ford Museum 239 334-7419 1.5 Hour
Murder Mystery Dinner Train 239 275-8487 1.5 Hour
THEME PARKS
Disney World – Orlando 407 939-4636 3 Hours
Universal Studios – Orlando 407 363-8000 3 Hours
Busch Gardens – Tampa  1888 800-5447 1.5 Hours
Lego Land and Water Park 1877 350-LEGO 1.5 Hours
NATURE PRESERVES
Stump Pass Park State Park on Manasota Key 5 minutes
Cedar Point Park Self Guided tours 10 Minutes
Lemon Bay Park Loads of different flowers 10 Minutes
Myakka State Park Sarasota State Park 45 Minutes
FLEA MARKETS
The Dome in Venice Small flea market 15 minutes
Sun Flea Market in Pt. Charlotte Large flea market 25 minutes
GAMBLING IN SW FLORIDA
Big “M” Gambling Casino Cruise 239 765-PLAY Ft Myers Beach
Hard Rock Seminole Casino 866 502-PLAY Tampa
MOVIE THEATRES
Charlotte Towne Center Mall  941 623-0111 25 minutes
Venice Frank’s Theater 941 408-0011 15 minutes
KEY WEST
Key West Express Boat Trip 888 259-5800 3.5 hour boat trip

GOLF COURSES

Our area was ranked Third Best Place In American to Live and Play Golf by Golf Digest magazine. Our public and private golf courses offer specatular landscapes and beautifully designed courses.

Name of Course Type Telephone Number
Boca Royale Country Club Public Play – Par 72 (941) 474-7475
Duffy’s Golf Center Executive + Night Play (941) 697-3900
Lemon Bay Golf Club Semi-Private in summer (941) 697-4190
Long Marsh Golf Club Public – Par 72 (941) 698-0918
Oyster Creek Golf Public – Par 60 Exec. (941) 475-0334
Pinemoor East Public – Par 36 (941) 697-9492
Pinemoor West Public – Par 71 (941) 697-7006
Rotonda Hills Golf Club Public – Par 72 (941) 697-2414
Rotonda Links Golf Club Public – Par 63 Exec. (941) 697-8877
Rotonda Palms Golf Club Public – Par 72 (941) 697- 8118

SKATEBOARD PARK

Oyster Creek Skate Park on San Casa. Wed. to Sunday. $6.00 per session. 474-1018

 


TENNIS

Englewood Tennis Center Fee Play- Lighted  – Clay Court (941) 475-3386
Englewood Sports Center Public  –  Lighted  – Hard Court (941) 474-8919