Beer Can Island Beach

Savor luxurious exclusivity…at this vacation Eden

Created by tidal currents, Beer Can Island is often referred to as a “hooked spit”. This curvaceous white powdered sandbar affords boaters the ability to pull up on a perfectly stunning beach for fishing, sunbathing and much partying. Due to beach erosion and a tangled forest of fallen Australian pines, the only means of getting there is by boat or walking from Whitney Beach at low tide. If walking, just remember… to depart before sea waters rush in on the returning high tide. Boaters can access this peninsula at Longboat Pass. 

Looking for a place to stay? 

The vacation rentals on Longboat Key are numerous. From luxury high-rise condominiums, tennis & golf resorts, rental vacation condos & villas to apartment efficiencies and single-family homes; most with views of the beach or Sarasota Bay. This island paradise has no billboards, neon signs or shopping malls. Longboat’s shops and Zagat Rated restaurants are tastefully hidden beyond manicured tropical foliage. 

If staying on the island, leave the car behind and hop a Trolley running north and south on Gulf Drive to more beach and shopping districts with stops at Mote Marine Lab, St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota. Daily service runs from 6 am to 11 pm every 30-minutes.