Enjoy the laid-back vibe of Manasota Key with great restaurants, tiki bars, virtually private beaches, and wildlife encounters.
- Manasota Beach: Relax on this secluded beach and enjoy a dip in the water under the watchful eye of a lifeguard, which is a safety measure not found on the key's other beaches. Have lunch in the picnic pavilion, wander along the trails and watch a beautiful sunset in the evening.
- Stump Pass Beach State Park: Hike the trails in this beautiful location, go swimming or snorkeling, enjoy a picnic and spot the wildlife including loggerhead sea turtles, West Indian manatees and dolphins.
- Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve: Search for the fish communities inhabiting the underwater meadows as you go seagrass snorkeling. Visit the oyster and submerged mangrove ecosystems too.