on World-Famous Longboat Key
Created by tidal currents, Beer Can Island is often referred to as a “hooked spit”. This curvaceous white powdered sandbar affords boaters the ability to pull up on a perfectly stunning beach for fishing, sunbathing and much partying. It is accessible only by boat at Longboat Pass.
The vacation rentals on Longboat Key are numerous. From luxury high-rise condominiums, tennis & golf resorts, rental vacation condos & villas to apartment efficiencies and single-family homes; most with views of the beach or Sarasota Bay. This island paradise has no billboards, neon signs or shopping malls – these up-scale shops and Zagat Rated restaurants are tastefully hidden by manicured tropical foliage. RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS
DIRECTIONS: From Sarasota/Bradenton airport, go north on Tamiami Trail (US 41) to Mable Ringling Causeway. Turn right (west), go over drawbridge, to St. Armands Circle turn right on North Blvd. of Presidents. Continue on North Blvd. of Presidents over another drawbridge to Longboat Key. Beer Can Island is on the northern end of Longboat Key and only accessible by boat at Longboat Pass.
From I-75, Take exit #217, go west on SR 70 all the way to the drawbridge over the bay, turning left (south), crossing over another drawbridge onto Longboat Key. Beer Can Island is at the northern tip of Longboat Key and only accessible by boat at Longboat Pass.