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Englewood and Manasota Key

Whether you are planning a vacation or a life change, Englewood and Manasota Key offer the best of community, recreational and natural amenities. Englewood and Manasota Key are located just 35 miles South of Sarasota, 90 miles South of Tampa and 50 miles North of Fort Myers in beautiful, sunny, Southwest Florida.

Experience Englewood FL

Take a 1 minute journey to Englewood Beach

A Community Accented by Beaches

Englewood is a quaint and “close-knit” coastal community divided by Sarasota County in the North and Charlotte County in the South. Manasota Key: Located in the town of Englewood, Manasota Key is a long and narrow barrier island located off of the mainland. A total of four public beaches (2 in Charlotte Co., 2 in Sarasota Co.) grace us on Manasota Key with sandy white beaches and an abundance of exotic wildlife.

Manasota Key is accessible by a North and South bridge. The South bridge is most convenient to the commercial area of our Key which encompasses a few great little island restaurants, a couple of beach shops, a small convenience store and most importantly Englewood & Stump Pass Public Beaches.

The North bridge to Manasota Key is most convenient to the Manasota & Blind-Pass public beaches, including the stunning beach & bay front single-family homes that line the Northern half of our Key. These beaches contain a wide variety of shells and fossilized sharks teeth. Often, one can spot dolphins and manatees.  Bald eagles, osprey and a wide range of sea birds grace our shore.

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On the Intracoastal Waterway

Our inner coastal waterway, aka Lemon Bay, is located between Englewood and Manasota Key.

Every year visitors come here to enjoy some of the best fishing in the country, spectacular boating, sightseeing, eco-tours and other wide arrays of recreation the bay has to offer. Stump Pass is the waterway at the south end of Manasota Key that boaters use to get to and from the Gulf of Mexico.

Explore Olde Englewood Village

Historical Dearborn Street located in Olde Englewood is comprised of a variety of eclectic shops & boutiques, including art galleries, antique shops, outdoor & indoor dining, a playhouse and a public library. Festivals and events are a common occurrence here. Dearborn Street is usually blocked off on both ends, allowing for a more social atmosphere with live bands scattered throughout the village.

Perfect Weather

The mild winters and hot summers make Englewood’s beaches accessible year-round. In the winter, average high/low temperatures for December are 75ºF/52ºF, January average is 74ºF/50ºF, February average is 76ºF/50ºF, March average is 80ºF/54ºF and April averages are 85ºF/58ºF. In the summer, the constant ocean breeze keeps the temperature tolerable; the humid, sub-tropical climate calls for an almost daily rain shower.

A Boating and Fishing Paradise

The area boasts some of the worlds best fishing.  Many sportsmen TV shows have fished and filmed the exciting fishing of the area’s barrier islands. Boca Grande is the worlds tarpon fishing capital.  But the flats fishing of the many back water areas is widely known to be among the best in the world.

Many Premier Public & Private Golf Courses

The surrounding Englewood area offers some of the finest championship golf courses in Florida. With the mild weather, affordable prices, and a large retired population, golfing here is perfect for the outdoor lifestyle.

Healthy Lifestyle

The area offers jet ski rental, boat rentals and water excursions, walking trails, bike trails, scuba diving: all of these features contribute to the healthy lifestyle offered here.