Aerial view of Longboat Key Florida

Discover a Sense of Place: Longboat Key

Long before the barrier island became a popular tourist destination, Longboat Key was home to great blue herons, dolphins, and sea turtles, visited occasionally by Native Americans, pirates, and Spanish explorers. Legend has it that the island received its name from the long boats left by the native population when they fled the feared Spanish. The island remained largely uninhabited until local fishermen built the first bungalows in the early 1900s. Following World War II, Longboat Key was discovered as a respite and escape for those from colder climates. Today it continues to enjoy a stellar reputation for beautiful beaches and local diversions, becoming a favorite destination for travelers from around the globe as well as residents of nearby Sarasota.

White-Sand Beach & ocean waves at The Residences at The St. Regis Longboat Key Resort

Exhilarating Beaches of the Barrier Island

Seeking solitude or action, discern the perfect stretch of sand to cast away cares. The award-winning beaches of Longboat Key, Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island are among the most beloved on Florida’s West coast.

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Private Jet at an FBO in Sarasota Florida

Arrive in Style at
Nearby Airports

Longboat Key may seem worlds away from everyday life, yet it is a mere flight away. Arrive with ease from anywhere in the world by private jet, charter or commercial airline.

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Ballet dancers of Sarasota Ballet Company
Ringling Museum Sarasota Florida

Enrichment by the Sea. Sarasota Arts & Culture

New adventures, delightful diversions and a distinctive city pulse are just across Sarasota Bay. Delight in world-renowned artists, unique museums and one-of-a-kind venues in the cultural mecca of Sarasota.

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Desserts laid out on a table at The Residences at The St. Regis Longboat Key

A Legacy of
Exceptional Restaurants

The restaurants of Longboat Key and Sarasota offer diverse and inventive menus to please every mood and discerning palate. Family-friendly eateries and local favorites happily co-exist with 5-star dining options.

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Man and woman with champagne flutes at an event at The Residences at The St. Regis Longboat Key
Woman in pink dress sitting in a chair at an upscale clothing store in Sarasota

Stylish Shopping,
St. Armands Circle

Shop where couture meets casual resort wear at Sarasota’s famous St. Armands Circle. Stroll the sidewalks and explore local jewelers and designer fashions from around the globe.

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Southwest Florida Golf Course bunker and fairway

Lasting Impressions of
Life Outside

Whether on land or sea, life on Longboat Key revolves around outdoor pursuits. A splendid location and year-round temperate weather bestow countless opportunities for outdoor recreation and sporting events.

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