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Quick Point Nature Reserve

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Address: 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

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Perfect back to nature

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon B
Cypress, Texas
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Cypress, Texas
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jon B
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 so pleasant, it cannot be described. I then took my family back later before sundown... More 

1 Thank libbyliz75
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 dot org web site. No one else around except one man fishing under the bridge... More 

1 Thank mytrips1817
Old Hickory, Tennessee
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good views of the Bay. Loved watching the aquatic creatures in the Man Made Lagoon. Nice walk and very interesting. Couldn't help notice that the walking trail was a bit littered. Consider helping a bit and pick up some of it and dispose of it in the trash cans provided.

1 Thank rcr1rcr1
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really enjoy walking along the boardwalk under the Longboat Key bridge, watching the avid anglers and seeing the abundance of fish! Nice walk further along the beach, peninsula for wonderful views across Sarasota Bay.....look for the jumping fish!

1 Thank Peter B
Deerfield, Illinois
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This park is at the southern entrance to Longboat Key and a bit tricky to find. It's an easy walk through a subtropical area at the shore of the bay. Two lagoons are interesting to see. Many birds that the grandchildren enjoyed. There is a fishing pier at the end of the trail. Flat, easy walk with ample areas to... More 

1 Thank Gerald L
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Perhaps it's because of the recent storm but the trail has tons of trash all along the nature trail. It distracts from the natural beauty. There were very few water birds that we noticed today. It's a nice nature trail that's easy to walk once you find it. Signage is not where tourists might find it traveling in either direction.

Thank WabashO
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263 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We were challenged to find the place, though eventually did. Signage is not very prominent, or visible. It's a rather short trail, with a few picnic tables and benches, along the way. The path was about 1.25 miles, round trip. We saw a few birds, but not many, at all. We were disappointed to see quite a bit of litter... More 

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Tulum mexico
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Small well maintained nature preserve. Park across the highway just after you cross the bridge on to Longboat key. Quiet, peaceful walk. Good views of a couple of tidal basins and a nice view across the bay to see Sarasota. Allow about one hour for an easy walk

1 Thank Don S
Lutz, Florida
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158 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I was hoping for a larger escape area. This location abuts the high traffic area along Gulf of Mexico drive, with little room for turning around, let alone serenity.

Thank Kathryn B

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