“Difficult to find…. impossible to forget!”

The Dock on the Bay is located on Longboat Key, just offshore from Sarasota on the Central West Coast of Florida. This intimate private resort emphasizes harmony with the natural tropical environment, with lush native vegetation and a serene view of mangrove-lined Buttonwood Harbor. There is a small marina with up to 6 ft depth and accommodations for boats up to 45 ft. Two tennis courts, two pools and a separate spa provide uncrowded relaxation, in addition to beach access right across the street!

There is free internet access for all guests, and a kayak launch platform too.

Fishing is close at hand, either in Buttonwood Harbor, Sarasota Bay, or the Gulf. Because of the density of foliage, The Dock on the Bay is home to many varieties of birds, and giant manatees and their babies are often seen in the yacht basin. Porpoises make daily visits off the docks or in the harbor!   We even have a resident invisible Tokay Gecko named “Docko” who sings at night outside the office!