The illustrious past of Longboat Key has helped pave the way for it to be ranked as one of the top Florida destinations to spend your spring break, summer, or family holiday. Legend says that Longboat Key gets its name from longboats left on the shore by the Spaniards who abandoned them because they believed the Indians of the land to be hostile. Nowadays you won’t find anyone that many hostile enemies in this area due to the peacefulness of the surroundings, however, you will find an incredible variety of fresh seafood as well as miles of majestic shoreline that just beckons you to come and explore it during your stay.
There is no better place to come and forget your problems than Longboat Key because it’s hard to be bound to them when you’re surrounded by such natural beauty. You will notice from the moment you step foot here that the feeling of worry or tension is nowhere to be found on this island, and somehow you are able to be free of it all. Looking to relax on the beach with your favorite novel? That’s okay. With miles of coast to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find your own little slice of this paradise pie without having to worry about being elbow to elbow with anyone else.
If you want to experience an adventure of a lifetime, you have plenty of them to choose from while staying here. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy various outdoor activities on this quaint little barrier island — from different water activities to land explorations. You can choose from kayaking, boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, deep sea diving, snorkeling, hang gliding, water skiing, swimming and many more water activities depending on what you feel like doing. Looking to explore the island of opportunity? There are mangroves, nature parks, and hiking/walking trails to discover along with a seemingly endless coastline. The opulence of Longboat Key is never-ending and somehow this place seems perfectly simple in all the right ways.
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