Approximately a quarter mile long, Whitney Beach is located directly across from Whitney Plaza. At the north end of Longboat Key this pristine beach extends southward behind several condominium residences. A public parking area is conveniently located on Broadway Street just west of Gulf of Mexico Drive.
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. Whitney Beach is on the northern end of Longboat Key. Turn left on Broadway Street. Whitney Beach is straight ahead, with a limited amount of public parking on the left.
From I-75, Take exit #217, go west on SR 70 all the way to the drawbridge over the bay, turning left (south) at the traffic light, cross over another drawbridge onto Longboat Key. Go approximately ј mile, turn right on Broadway Street. Whitney Beach is straight ahead, with a limited amount of public parking on the left.