When asked where “Florida’s least crowded best beaches” might be… enchanting Manasota Key Beaches comes to mind! Just off the coast of Englewood between Sarasota and Fort Myers on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Manasota Key is 7 miles in length with four expansive beaches.
The popular Englewood Beach lies just over the south bridge and features a boardwalk, picnic tables under shelters, restrooms and changing facilities. Restaurants and tourist shops are located nearby. A couple of miles south lies the more secluded Stump Pass Beach, part of Florida’s state park system. The park claims the entire southern end of the key. Visitors can explore the mile-long beach and hike the trails where tortoises and egrets call home.