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

This little area under the bridge between Longboat and Lido Keys is a mini nature preserve with easy to navigate paths. There are many water birds - egrets, herons, pelicans, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Don't pass this up. A great, relaxing and enjoyable walk. Beautiful! This is a hidden gem. Most people do not even know it exist. Make sure you take the time to see this Nature Reserve. So many birds!

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a great walk, but you can also kayak through here. Great to go early in the morning, often spoonbills can be seen. Fun to go under the bridge and see what the fishermen are catching, kids will love it as there are many areas where they can wade. Beautiful place to bring visitors.

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This little area under the bridge between Longboat and Lido Keys is a mini nature preserve with easy to navigate paths. There are many water birds - egrets, herons, pelicans, and roseate spoonbills. Though we don't fish, it appears to be a favorite place for families to fish in Sarasota Bay. It doesn't require a long visit, but it's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you have an interest in birds its worth a little walk. I saw Orioles, some dolphins playing in the bay and some typical Florida beach birds. I am glad they are trying to save as many mangrove's as they can. It is not a full facility area but its worth the time.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Short stroll to get away from the crowds and noise. Plenty of benches to sit and see birds, waterviews. Glad we stopped by for an hour or so.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We love to watch and photograph birds and nearly always see something new when we visit Quick Point. I only wish they had more paths, as you at times have to go off the beaten path to see everything.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Don't miss visiting the Quick Point Nature Reserve. Be sure to take a camera with you. You will see a lot of birds, and more than likely some Dolphins in the Bay. Take some water if it is summer time and enjoy the sights. It is a very relaxing time!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great spot if you are young and have a boat. You can also walk under the bridge and fish or walk to an interesting nature preserve on the bay.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A wonderful little native preserve, with a walk which takes you past tidal lagoons, by mangroves and other native plants, to an overlook on Sarasota Bay. A great place to see birds. There are always ospreys--which have several nests in the preserve--and wading birds as well. On cold, windy winter days in particular, depending on the tide, the lagoons fill... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Nasty beach with no bathrooms. More like a strip of beach the rich people let others have because they didn't want it. The only highlight was seeing a dolphin twice.

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