•  BEACHES 
     LONGBOAT KEY, FL 

Longboat Key Beaches

Unlike the neighboring Siesta Key and Lido Key, Longboat Key does not offer a large public beach with lifeguards as the beachfront real estate is mostly privately owned. However, just north of Longboat Key via the Longboat Pass Bridge is Coquina Public Beach and Park which offers a large public beach setting with lots of amenities. Longboat Key also has a dozen beach small access points open to the public which are located in between the private residences and beachside resorts. These beach access points, with some of the most beautiful views of the Gulf, are designated by small street signs as shown below. Parking is limited so it's always best to arrive earlier in the day to secure a parking space. Also, please note that these beach access points do not have lifeguards on duty nor are animals allowed on the beach. See below for a complete list of the beach access points by location.

Longboat Key - Beach Access Locations | Coquina Beach

Longboat Key - Beach Access Points

When driving down Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, the beach access points are marked with white signs outlined in blue as shown below.
Longboat Key Beach Access - Interactive View
Longboat Key - Beach Access Signage
Longboat Key - Beach Access Parking

Longboat Key - Beach Access Locations

Below are the Longboat Key beach access locations by address. Please note which locations provide for on-site parking, handicap accessible parking as well as the number of parking spots available.

Beach Access Points

Parking *


2825 Gulf of Mexico Drive Parking available at Town Hall (40 spaces)

3175 Gulf of Mexico Drive On-site parking (19 spaces)

3355 Gulf of Mexico Drive On-site parking (20 spaces)

3495 Gulf of Mexico Drive On-site parking (30 spaces)

4001 Gulf of Mexico Drive Parking available at Bayfront Park

4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive On-site parking

4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive On-site parking (30 spaces)

6399 Gulfside Road Parking at General Harris St (50 spaces)

6847 Gulf of Mexico Drive Parking available at Broadway Access

100 Broadway Street On-site parking (31 spaces)

7055 Seabreeze Avenue No parking available

100 North Shore Road On-site parking (31 spaces)

* Actual parking spaces are approximate as parking is not paved and/or striped at all access points
Handicap accessible parking
Map of Longboat Key beach access locations

Coquina Beach

2650 Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 Map
Just past the Northern end of Longboat Key is Coquina Beach. This beach is a popular destination by tourists and locals alike with its white sandy beaches and many on-site amenities including beachside volleyball courts, a concession stand, restrooms and showers, a 1.5 mile multi-purpose trail as well as many covered picnic tables to enjoy a relaxing lunch in the shade. There is plenty of free public and handicap parking available in the large parking lot.
Coquina Beach - Interactive View
Coquina Beach Entrance & Parking
Coquina Beach