Manasota Key is one of the barrier islands that line many parts of the coast of Florida. Located on the Gulf Coast side of the state, Manasota Key occupies 1.1 square miles of land, making it a tiny island with the kind of infrastructure you would expect from a place so small it seems almost "lost in time." Indeed, though there are plenty of vacation rentals on Manasota Key, none of them are in high-rises or skyscrapers. Neither are there any traffic lights whatsoever on the island; the only roads that exist are simple two lane arrangements.
The south side of this small island is occupied by low-rise dwellings that tourists enjoy mainly for the magnificent beaches available on the island. You would not expect an island of this size to have four separate beaches, but Manasota Key does. At Manasota Beach, visitors can explore sand dunes, a true novelty for those who have never spent time at the coast before. This beach also features barbecue pits as well as sheltered tables so that visitors can enjoy a family picnic in style. For those who prefer not to walk in the sand, there is a boardwalk from which you can view the sea vistas. Conversely, there are bathhouse facilities for those who get too sandy and wish to clean up a bit.
Blind Pass Beach is also unique, featuring dozens of acres of nature trails from which tourists can admire the native flora and fauna of Manasota Key. In addition, this beach is a perfect place for both swimming and fishing.