Fossilized shark teeth are favorite finds of beach-walkers. These shiny, black, triangle-shaped fossils, along with an abundance of seashells of all sizes, shapes, and colors, can be found on the beaches of Manasota Key: Englewood Beach and Blind Pass Beach, as well as on all the beaches near Englewood: Knight Island, Don Pedro Island, Little Gasparilla Island and Stump Pass Beach State Park. On Stump Pass Beach, the driftwood looks almost sculptural, and it's said that if you place a shell (find one with a hole) on the branch of a stump and make a wish, it will come true. Let us know if yours does!
Knight Island is just a stone’s throw from the mainland but feels a world apart. Set on a dazzling, broad expanse of beach, the island offers both private home and condo rentals. Palm Island Resort, at the northern tip of the island, also offers activities for children and adults.
Those longing for a more Zen-like experience will love Don Pedro Island State Park. This slice of paradise is only accessible by boat and feels far away from the cares of everyday life. You're likely to encounter only a few other people on the beach, and sometimes you may have the beach all to yourself. The island offers restrooms, a covered picnic area, outdoor showers and grills, and a nature trail.
Sometimes you just need to go where nobody knows your name and “quiet” is the word of the day. Little Gasparilla Island, where golf carts rule the road and which is also only accessible by boat, is just the place for quiet. It's also a shell collector’s dream. The white sand beaches are never crowded and lead to blue-green waters where you will often see dolphins frolic.
For a nice treat, get away to one of our beautiful beaches.
Find accommodations and dining options near the beaches:
- 1927 Beach Rd.
- (941) 474-9536
Manasota Key is in the center of it all. Enjoy a laid-back time - as they say, check in and "Conch Out." For comfortable vacation rentals and a worry-free stay. Beautiful Manasota Key in Englewood. "Check in and conch out." See all units on the website. Weekly, monthly and…
- 2080 S. McCall Rd.
- (941) 474-5343
Come relax and enjoy yourself at Farlow's On The Water. Located on Ainger Creek, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. They serve Caribbean cuisine with a southern twist, fresh seafood and steaks. They have both inside and outside dining and offer full cocktail service. All of…
- 1960 Beach Rd.
- (941) 475-1036
Find a piece of paradise with a vacation rental on Manasota Key in Englewood. Relax on the beautiful beaches which are filled with sea shells and fossilized shark teeth. Much less traffic than Ft Myers or Sarasota. Accommodations on the Key vary from beachfront to bayfront, along…
- 7092 Placida Rd
- (941) 698-6900
Our beautiful venue is a genuine coastal dining experience. The extensive menu features quality seafood specialties with lite preparedness for your sustainable seafood choice. We will also Cook Your Catch! Call for more information.
- 330 S Gulf BLVD
- (941) 697-2000
The Islander team welcomes you to the Don Pedro-Knight-Islands, Florida. For well over three decades, we have exclusively served the islands in the fields of Real Estate, Vacation Rentals and Property Management. It is our goal to provide our clients with all of the creature…
- 2045 N. Beach Road
- (941) 474-1517
Currently under renovation. We expect to reopen after the new year. Beach front dining at its best. Great food at great prices in a casual beach atmosphere. Live entertainment several nights a week on our outside patio. Soak up gorgeous sunsets or come for lunch and glory in the…
- 8814 Grande Avenue
- (941) 404-6777
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals is the most trusted vacation rental resource on Little Gasparilla Island. We have been renting homes on the island for nearly 20 years and we specialize in ensuring that our guests are well informed, well taken care of and have an enjoyable…
- 8501 Placida Rd
- (941) 697-2175
Place In The Sun offers luxury 2, 3 & 4 bedroom vacation homes with private pools on the beautiful Cape Haze peninsula. All homes are furnished and equipped to the highest standard and some have associated golf and boating packages. Cape Haze is a wonderfully unspoiled area south…
- 260 Maryland Ave
- (941) 828-1368
The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass is located in the picturesque fishing Village of Englewood, and at Channel Marker17A on the ICW (intracoastal). We consistently win awards for our waterfront dining, and of course, as one of the best places to watch the sunset in Englewood. Open…
- 7092 Placida Road
- (941) 697-4800
Palm Island Resort is a one of a kind Resort situated on an island with no bridge or causeway connecting it to the mainland. The resort rests on 2 miles of white, sandy beach at the north end of a 7 mile long island. All the accommodations are fully equipped villas and have…
- 1975 Beach Road
- (941) 460-8280
SandBar Tiki & Grille is a local hot spot on Englewood Beach. Featuring a great selection of eats and drinks, you can enjoy the beach lifestyle while enjoying great live music. Incredible BBQ with certified pitmasters and an incredible selection of craft beers.
- 985 Gulf Blvd.
- (941) 474-3431
Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay, the WannaB offers the best of the open ocean, the intracoastal waterway and the flats where the quiet sports thrive. This is where nature thrives. Bring your fishing pole, and your boat if you have one. And if you don't, don't…