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Quick Point Nature Reserve

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100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Nice

Anywhere near water is always a win for me, but I thought the Joan M. Durante Community Park a few... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
DLWheeler
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
A hidden treasure on Longboat Key

Longboat Key is long and narrow with only one highway separating the land between the Gulf of... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
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“short trail” (3 reviews)
“sarasota bay” (8 reviews)
“nice walk” (3 reviews)
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100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Anywhere near water is always a win for me, but I thought the Joan M. Durante Community Park a few miles away was nicer and offered more variety as far as habitat, and birds which is what I was looking for.

Thank DLWheeler
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Longboat Key is long and narrow with only one highway separating the land between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. It is a tourist haven with many hotels, condominiums and housing developments stretching from St. Armands Key to Anna Maria Island, a golf course...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I live next door so I am a bit biased. Someone long ago had great foresight to set this land aside and keep it in its natural state. Immediately after you cross the bridge onto LBK it is on the right. Park across the road...More

2  Thank Don S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We walked the area with another couple early in the day. It was cooler, and the animals, birds, and even a dolphin were out. It's good to get some excercise and understand the local ecosystem.

1  Thank Jon B
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I've always seen people in this area and wanted to be there! So much action happening on either side of the bridge. Today, I brought a chair and sat near the water and watched my favorite Floridian bird, the pelican, hunt for lunch. It was...More

2  Thank libbyliz75
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

2  Thank mytrips1817
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank rcr1rcr1
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!

2  Thank Peter B
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...More

1  Thank Gerald L
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...More

Thank WabashO
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