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Address: 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Lagoon

Good views of the Bay. Loved watching the aquatic creatures in the Man Made Lagoon. Nice walk and very interesting. Couldn't help notice that the walking trail was a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friends took us to Overlook Park, which you can find more information about at the Town of Longboat Key's longboat municipalcms dot com web site. Overlook Park has parking for the Quick Point Nature Preserve on Sarasota Bay. The Preserve is profiled at the longboatkey dot org web site. No one else around except one man fishing under the bridge... More 

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good views of the Bay. Loved watching the aquatic creatures in the Man Made Lagoon. Nice walk and very interesting. Couldn't help notice that the walking trail was a bit littered. Consider helping a bit and pick up some of it and dispose of it in the trash cans provided.

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Thank rcr1rcr1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really enjoy walking along the boardwalk under the Longboat Key bridge, watching the avid anglers and seeing the abundance of fish! Nice walk further along the beach, peninsula for wonderful views across Sarasota Bay.....look for the jumping fish!

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Deerfield, Illinois
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This park is at the southern entrance to Longboat Key and a bit tricky to find. It's an easy walk through a subtropical area at the shore of the bay. Two lagoons are interesting to see. Many birds that the grandchildren enjoyed. There is a fishing pier at the end of the trail. Flat, easy walk with ample areas to... More 

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Thank Gerald L
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244 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Perhaps it's because of the recent storm but the trail has tons of trash all along the nature trail. It distracts from the natural beauty. There were very few water birds that we noticed today. It's a nice nature trail that's easy to walk once you find it. Signage is not where tourists might find it traveling in either direction.

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Thank WabashO
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62 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We were challenged to find the place, though eventually did. Signage is not very prominent, or visible. It's a rather short trail, with a few picnic tables and benches, along the way. The path was about 1.25 miles, round trip. We saw a few birds, but not many, at all. We were disappointed to see quite a bit of litter... More 

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Tulum mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Small well maintained nature preserve. Park across the highway just after you cross the bridge on to Longboat key. Quiet, peaceful walk. Good views of a couple of tidal basins and a nice view across the bay to see Sarasota. Allow about one hour for an easy walk

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Lutz, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I was hoping for a larger escape area. This location abuts the high traffic area along Gulf of Mexico drive, with little room for turning around, let alone serenity.

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chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We take this walk at least once each time we visit Long Boat Key. It's a fairly short trail along the bay wth a few decks out over the water where we've often seen dolphins. The first part of the trail is paved, but the majority is not. It is very well groomed though. Depending on what time of the... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I walk through this park on a regular basis as part of my regular workout. The trail is along the edge of Sarasota Bay and has a couple of platforms for viewing. The first of these is over a saltwater lagoon where you can frequently see Blue Herons and Egrets. At the end of the walk there is a platform... More 

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