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“Party boat scene and more” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Quick Point Nature Reserve

Quick Point Nature Reserve
100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Party boat scene and more”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Rochester, NY
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“A great little slice of wild Florida”
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 with birds seeking shelter, including great egrets, great blue herons, ibises, wood storks, snowy egrets, little blue herons, and the occasional reddish egret or roseate spoonbill. Kudos to Longboat Key for preserving this little slice of old Florida in its natural state, and making it available to everyone.

Visited April 2014
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“Boooooo”
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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St. Michaels, Maryland
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“Short walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Since we were staying just up the road we decided to check this park out. There is a parking area on the northwest side of the drawbridge. Walk under the bridge to access the very short trail along the Bay and in through the mangroves. I think we saw 3 birds. There is not much to this but it is an easy, accessable walk with several viewing platforms. People were fishing here too from the bulkheads and there were rod holders built into the railings. It is pretty here but just not much of a walk.

Visited March 2014
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Longboat Key, Florida
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“Scenic View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Park and walk under the draw bridge to Quick Point Park. It is small, but has a very nice view of Sarasota Bay from Longboat Key. There is a small lagoon and a mangrove area to explore...Several Ospreys make their home there.

Visited February 2014
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