Longboat Key’s access to its beaches is limited, but your reward is 10 miles of uninterrupted, uncrowded beach with wonderful Gulf of Mexico water and white sand. There is limited parking at beach access points located at various points along Gulf of Mexico Drive—watch for the blue signs. Most of Longboat Key, Florida beaches do NOT offer amenities such as restrooms (a few have portable toilets) or concessions, but they are rarely crowded. Please note: dogs are not allowed on Longboat Key beaches. Sarasota County allows dogs on Brohard Beach in Venice. Florida Sunshine Survival Tips.
Access Longboat Key’s Beaches from Gulf of Mexico Drive
*Parking is not paved or striped; parking numbers are approximate.
2825 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers 40* parking spaces at Town Hall (501 Bay Isles Rd.).
3175 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers 19* parking spaces.
3455 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers 20* parking spaces.
3495 Gulf of Mexico Drive with Sarasota Bay access across the street. Offers handicap accessible parking with additional parking across the street on Longview Street. Approximately 30* parking spaces.
4001 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Bayfront Park parking spaces vary based on occupancy of the facility.
4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers handicap accessible parking that varies with occupancy of the facility.
4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers handicap accessible parking. Approximately 30* parking spaces.
6399 Gulfside Road, 50* parking spaces available at General Harris Street.
100 Broadway Street, 31* handicap accessible parking.
Whitney Beach Access located on the north end of Longboat Key- 100 N. Shore Rd. Limited parking available (30* spaces). From Broadway St. go north on Firehouse Rd. to dead end at N. Shore Rd. and take a left to the beach access and parking. Get directions Map