Armand Circle and also in Sarasota just across the bridge.
Upscale and Fun
No trip to a Longboat Key timeshare would be complete without taking the time to find some souvenirs and memoirs of your vacation. St. Armand's Circle has over 130 shops, restaurants, and boutiques amid park-like greenery; shops where you can discover anything from trinkets to high-end items. Recreation is also easy to find near your Longboat Key timeshare. The Gulf Coast boasts many world-class golf courses, tennis courts, fishing expeditions, as well as chances for boating, kayaking, and bird watching.
Perhaps Longboat Key's greatest attractions are the beautiful beaches that surround this barrier island. The sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico are worth watching every evening after a long day of soothing relaxation under a beach umbrella listening to the crash of the waves. You'll find plenty to do during the day as well, from building a sandcastle with the kids to sailing a rented sailboat out across the water. If you enjoy fishing, you can charter a fishing boat to take you out on a day or half-day fishing expedition out at sea. Or, if you'd rather, you can always find freshly caught seafood at many Longboat Key restaurants.
Beer Can Island is especially popular with birdwatchers and families looking for a quiet place to picnic and hike along the trails. It can be reached on foot at low tide, or by boat from the northern tip of Longboat Key. The Mote Marine Aquarium is another big draw for families visiting a Longboat Key timeshare. Its resident manatees have predicted Super Bowl winners, the cuttlefish are always worth a picture or two, and you can learn a lot about the local sea creatures who call these waters home.
During peak season, thousands of people visit Longboat and its neighboring Keys, filling the island with a vibrant atmosphere from Mid-December into March. The weather at this time of year is warm and sunny, perfect for glorious afternoons near the water. Vacationers tend to be fewer in the late spring and early fall while kids are in school and families postpone their vacation for the holidays, and the area experiences its shoulder season in the summer when temperatures are higher but many people still enjoy summer vacations on the Key.
If you are dreaming of a winter timeshare vacation somewhere warm and sunny with sparkling white-sand beaches and plenty of golfing, swimming, relaxing, and shopping, then a Longboat Key timeshare will have what you are looking for. The island may be less hectic than some of its neighboring cities and locations, but you'll discover plenty to see and do every minute that you are here.