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Beautiful walk

Very lovely to walk and see birds and wildlife. A real gem and it’s free. There is a playground for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen G
Longboat Key, Florida
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Take a fun walk through this park

The trails are winding and lead to the water's edge for beautiful views of Sarasota Bay. Amenities... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5550 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1904
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very lovely to walk and see birds and wildlife. A real gem and it’s free. There is a playground for children, restrooms and drinking fountains even for dogs.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The trails are winding and lead to the water's edge for beautiful views of Sarasota Bay. Amenities include a playground, restrooms and pavilion and plenty of parking.

Thank iamapremo
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited the park on August 19, 2018 and unfortunately the current issues with the harmful algal bloom (HAB) or “red tide” rather spoilt our visit. Our brief walk left us with the impression of a well-tended park but at one point the boardwalk cuts...More

1  Thank hammerboro
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Me & my boyfriend chose this Park because of reviews we read. The nature walk through the mangroves and the trees and many docks to stop off and look over the bay was beautiful. Seen lots of crabs , jumping fish and birds. You can...More

Thank kamkam18
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is the arguably one of the most amazing parks on the West Coast of Florida. Perfect for walkers (20 acres of amazing trails!), dog walkers (bag stations all over) and families with kids- huge, fancy and well maintained playground on one end of the...More

2  Thank nikkisjunk
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We visited Aa Maria Island last week and walked our lab Annie every day but one at this great little park on the bay. We always enjoyed it while we were snow birds before moving to Florida 6 years ago. The views are incredible and...More

Thank 108Linda
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a very clean park with a playground, restrooms, and nice walking trails. If you walk back to the water's edge, there are tons of jumping fish. There are numerous coastal birds and ducks also.

Thank Kal_C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great nature walk on Sarasota Bay with fun children's play area. Facilities are very clean. Gardens are beautiful. So many birds and sea life to be seen.

Thank christea2017
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here based on reviews I read and it was definitely worth it. We saw a lot of wildlife - crabs, fish jumping and lizards. Even our teenagers enjoyed it.

Thank msbasil
Reviewed May 25, 2018

You may miss it unless informed - but in this high profile community of Longboat Key - you will be surprised to find this clean native growth park on the water front.

Thank John S
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Sue D
January 4, 2017|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Much of the parking area is gravel ,but the trails are certainly amenable to a scooter. Have fun.