Welcome to Longboat Key and Lido Key
Luxurious barrier island communities
Longboat Key is a town located on the island of Longboat Key, situated on the west coast of Florida. Longboat Key is known for its abundance of fine dining, luxury resorts, and stellar waterfront golfing. Lido Key is located to Longboat Key’s immediate south and offers excellent shopping destinations and pristine, white-sand beaches.
What to Love
- Gulf, Bay, Golf
- Shops and Restaurants
- Peaceful atmosphere close to St. Armands Circle
Longboat Key and Lido Key have a charming, beachfront vibe, leading to the areas’ peaceful quality. Manicured streets and properties create an air of luxury in Longboat Key and Lido Key’s proximity to St. Armand’s Circle adds energy and excitement to the atmosphere. With their abundance of parks, restaurants, and shops, these keys are perfect for keeping an active yet relaxing lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Longboat Key and Lido Key are home to many restaurants and shops, most of which can be found around St. Armands Circle and the streets that branch off of it. The following stores and restaurants are only some of the best that Longboat Key and Lido Key have to offer.
When looking for unique shops in the area, one great option is Foxy Lady West, a women’s boutique selling designer clothing and accessories. Garden Argosy is a lovely gift shop selling a large variety of home goods. Also located in St. Armands Circle is Island Pursuit, a men’s clothing shop selling a variety of clothes ranging from resort wear and swimwear to button-downs and polos. Influence Style is another woman-focused clothing store selling trendy and fashionable pieces from a variety of designers. Cotton Club off St Armands is a local store selling unique and trendy clothing.
There are also several fantastic restaurants to try out on Longboat Key and Lido Key. One popular restaurant is Columbia, a local restaurant chain serving classic Spanish fare that has been a staple since 1905. Shore St. Armands is a great choice for American fare and seafood dishes served in an oceanside diner with creative cocktails. For European dishes, Cafe L’Europe is a charming cafe with an old-world atmosphere. Another incredibly popular restaurant in the area is Tommy Bahama, known for its seafood, burgers, and other American fare served alongside signature cocktails.
Things to Do
There are numerous fun activities on Longboat Key and Lido Key. Whether you want to spend time outside in the sun, enjoying a park or beach, or you want to attend a local event, there is something fun for everyone in the keys.
When looking to spend some time outdoors, one of the best parks in the area is Centennial Park. This waterfront park is dog-friendly, has a boat ramp for easy access to the water, and is home to plenty of green space that is perfect for a day of lounging. Ted Sperling Nature Park is also a great choice for spending time outdoors. With a beautiful beach, picnic area, and intriguing wildlife, Ted Sperling Nature Park also has access to the water for kayaking, boating, and more.
If you want to take in the cultural aspect of Longboat Key and Lido Key, there are several facilities and events to enjoy. The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium showcases wildlife and hosts several educational and fun events throughout the year. A popular event in the area is the annual St. Armands Art Festival, which allows for over 170 artists and craftsmen to display their works in a variety of media. The Lido Beach Fine Art Festival is also the perfect place to place to find local artists’ works to take home and enjoy.