Whitney Beach

Savor luxurious exclusivity…at this vacation Eden

Approximately a quarter-mile long, Whitney Beach is located directly across from Whitney Plaza at the north end of Longboat Key. This pristine beach extends southward behind several condominium residences. A public parking area is conveniently located on Broadway Street just west of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Bring what you require for this beach and other public access points for they do not provide modern conveniences. 

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.