Its charms divided between Sarasota and Manatee counties, Longboat Key offers waterfront golf, fine dining and luxury resorts. In fact, its 12 miles of white sand beaches have helped to make this a luxury Gulf Coast resort community. ??A large number of its nearly 6,000 residents are retirees who enjoy the island's championship golf course and tennis club, and its dining and shopping. Longboat Key brings you an elegant and scenic environment that offers the rare combination of breathtaking beaches and cultural activities - all within a relaxed and elegant lifestyle.