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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 21, 2015
Judy N
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do take a "Quick" hike to this sweet little nature preserve. You can park at the bridge where you enter Longboat Key and enjoy the trails which allow views of all the exotic birds and fish in the area.

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Thank mamamariamgm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This nature preserve would be better if the trails and the area in general were better taken care of. Not a good impression when you are looking at birds and there is trash on the beach and debris all over trails.The walkways were filthy and the trails were overgrown and not cleared in some areas. Go but be prepared to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a hidden entrance. Park and go under the bridge and the path is about 100 yards on the right. Great place to watch birds. About 1 mile total and nice late afternoon visit.

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Thank MDdreamers
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I have been going to Long Boat Keys for several years, and never stopped at this park. This year I stopped and found a great little place to walk. It gave me a great view of land, lagoon, and the bay. There are several places to have a picnic. If you are a fisherman there are several places to access... More 

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1 Thank 697billm
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Debra P
Longboat Key, Florida
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254 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

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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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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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Thank Judy N
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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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107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Thank Loretta S
Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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