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Quick Point Nature Reserve

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Relaxing walk on your doorstep if you're staying in Longboat Key

This reserve gave us a nice 45 minute (return) walk out to a lookout across to Sarasota. We saw... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
A little hidden, but worth the stop

The reserve provides an opportunity for a quick walk (20-30 minutes) amongst the mangroves. It is a... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Evansville, Indiana
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100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Quick Point Nature Preserve, located at 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive on the southeast end of Longboat Key, across Sarasota Bay from Sarasota, Florida, is a 35-acre nature park offering hiking trails, boardwalks, a canoe launch, a fishing pier, tidal pools, scenic vistas, wildlife viewing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This reserve gave us a nice 45 minute (return) walk out to a lookout across to Sarasota. We saw several birds - great egret, osprey, varous shorebirds. It's partly shady and partly open, and there are seats along the route, including at the main lookout.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The reserve provides an opportunity for a quick walk (20-30 minutes) amongst the mangroves. It is a little isolated, but worth finding. There are great views of Sarasota.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank D_123_B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Looking for a quiet beach this is it! Very laid back , this a very relaxing location if you need ,although, several families,with children,are,enjoying the quiet beach

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kedz089
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Anywhere near water is always a win for me, but I thought the Joan M. Durante Community Park a few miles away was nicer and offered more variety as far as habitat, and birds which is what I was looking for.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank DLWheeler
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Longboat Key is long and narrow with only one highway separating the land between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. It is a tourist haven with many hotels, condominiums and housing developments stretching from St. Armands Key to Anna Maria Island, a golf course...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I live next door so I am a bit biased. Someone long ago had great foresight to set this land aside and keep it in its natural state. Immediately after you cross the bridge onto LBK it is on the right. Park across the road...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Don S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We walked the area with another couple early in the day. It was cooler, and the animals, birds, and even a dolphin were out. It's good to get some excercise and understand the local ecosystem.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Jon B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I've always seen people in this area and wanted to be there! So much action happening on either side of the bridge. Today, I brought a chair and sat near the water and watched my favorite Floridian bird, the pelican, hunt for lunch. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank libbyliz75
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Friends took us to Overlook Park, which you can find more information about at the Town of Longboat Key's longboat municipalcms dot com web site. Overlook Park has parking for the Quick Point Nature Preserve on Sarasota Bay. The Preserve is profiled at the longboatkey...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank mytrips1817
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