Located at the northern end of the island, beachgoers follow sandy paths to a spectacular view of pristine sands and clear blue water. With a fairly sharp slope from shore the water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, body boarding and finding sharks teeth. Highlighting 14 acres of beach and dunes, Manasota Beach has ample free parking and year-round on duty Lifeguards.
There are shaded areas offering picnic tables, fire pits, boardwalks and bathhouse facilities. Also available from lifeguards: Reclining, floating wheelchairs capable of powering through deep sand and water
Across the street is additional parking with a 620 foot dock and boat ramp to the intra-coastal waterway. Don’t have a boat? …You can cast a line from the boardwalk that extends west of the dock around mangroves along the shore.
The vacation rentals on Manasota Key vary from rental homes and condominiums to apartment efficiencies and motel rooms. The atmosphere is that of old Florida with several good restaurants and souvenir shops or there’s downtown Englewood just a bridge away.
Manasota Key is not as populated nor as well-known as other places in Southwest Florida. The advantages of this little isle are tranquil relaxation and affordability.
DIRECTIONS: From Sarasota/Bradenton airport, go east on University Parkway to I-75. Take I-75 South to exit #193 (Jacaranda Blvd.). Go west on Jacaranda Blvd. until it dead ends into SR 776. Turn Left (south) on State Route 776 to Manasota Beach Rd. Turn Right (west), go over drawbridge to stop sign. Manasota Beach is straight ahead.
From I-75, take exit #193, go west on Jacaranda Blvd. until it dead ends into SR 776. Turn Left (south) on State Route 776 to Manasota Beach Rd. Turn Right (west), go over drawbridge to stop sign. Manasota Beach is straight ahead.