Part of a string of barrier islands that extends southward from Anna Maria Island to the Florida Keys, the Sarasota barrier islands of Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key and Manasota Key each have their own unique character and lifestyle and feature some of the areas most distinctive properties. Sarasota’s extensive waterways also harbor other island communities.
Bird Key is located off the John Ringling causeway between downtown Sarasota and Lido Key. This exclusive gated community is a boater’s paradise with deepwater canals and a private yacht club. Its 510 homes include spectacular bayfront estates, some owned by celebrities. Click to search Bird Key real estate.
Nearly every home has a view of the Gulf on this narrow, secluded island located south of Siesta Key between the Gulf of Mexico and Blackburn Bay. One of Florida’s most prestigious addresses, Casey Key consists almost entirely of single-family homes and offers unparalleled privacy, un-crowded beaches and some of Sarasota’s most exceptional properties. Click to search Casey Key real estate.
The northernmost of the Sarasota barrier islands, Longboat Key is located half in Manatee County and half in Sarasota County. The 11-mile island paradise is connected by bridge to Anna Maria Island to the north and Lido Key to the south. Home of world-class golf and tennis resorts, Longboat Key is a wonderland of manicured fairways and opulent high rise condominiums lining the Gulf of Mexico. Click to search Longboat Key homesand Condos for sale.
The southernmost island in Sarasota County, quaint Manasota Key has no high rise buildings or traffic lights. It is accessible by two bridges, one in Sarasota County and one in Charlotte County. A two-lane, canopied road runs the length of the key with properties on both sides, many of them spanning both the bay front and gulf-front. Pristine beaches include a state park and wildlife sanctuary on the far south end of the key. Click to search Manasota Key homes and condos for sale.
Home of the "world’s whitest sand beach," Siesta Key is an eight-mile island connected to the mainland by two bridges. The feel of an Old Florida tropical island is enhanced with mature trees, lush foliage and flowering plants. A mix of residential options range from waterfront homes and mid-rise condominiums to quaint beach cottages. Click to search Siesta Key Single Family and Siesta Key Condos.