Things To Do

Manasota Key features four of the world's most beautiful beaches. Here you will find nature undisturbed. Sea turtles nesting on the beach, protected by the local sea patrol, osprey, great blue herons, and other sea birds posing in the sand. There are many who call this area the fishing capital of the world. There is no denying that the opportunities for great fishing are varied and plentiful. Golfing is a year-round activity here, with our public and private courses offering spectacular landscapes and beautifully designed courses. There are 8 public or semi-public courses for a wide range of golfing abilities within 10 miles of the resort.
Boat Water

Stump Pass State Park

At the southern end of the key is Stump Pass State Park. Whether you arrive by boat or you walk down to the pass, the beauty of the end of the Key cannot be denied. Boaters anchor in the pass and float in the warm waters meeting with friends. This is one of the purest miles of beach you will encounter in the State of Florida.

Englewood Beach/Chadwick Park

Manasota Key straddles Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. On the south is Charlotte County, and here one can visit Englewood Beach. There is a small fee for parking. Here you will find a short walk to the restaurants and shops on the Key. Englewood Beach is a popular place with families and people of all ages enjoying seaside recreation.

Blind Pass

Manasota Key has one main artery that snakes through the beautiful heritage oaks and sea grapes. As you make your way north from Weston's wannaB inn, you can enjoy the beauty of the Canopy Road. Blind Pass, which is just over the border in Sarasota County, is also known as Middle Beach. It is a surprise that you encounter at a bend in the road. Dunes and seagrasses waltz in the breeze as the surf crashes on the pristine shores of Blind Pass. There are sanitary facilities and a shower, but no lifeguards here. No commercialism and very few buildings on site.

Manasota Beach

Also known as North Beach, Manasota Beach is another of Sarasota Counties' beautiful beaches. There is a lifeguard stand, sanitary facilities, and miles of open, unspoiled beach to walk. As with all of Manasota Key's beaches, shell picking and bird watching are mesmerizing. Often one can see dolphins playing just a few yards away from shore. Surfcasting can be very fruitful, as the waters team with fish, but watch out for the blue heron... always ready to snatch your catch.

Hooked on SUP

Hooked on SUP is located at Cape Haze Marina. They offer standup paddleboard and kayak rentals and will deliver them to our boat ramp. If you would like a guided tour Hooked on SUP offers a variety of tours and classes. Paige Bakhaus and her team have received rave reviews on Trip Advisor and always receive great reviews from our guests.

Allure Boat Rentals

Allure Boat Rentals is located just a mile from the resort. They rent center consoles, pontoon boats, and jet skis by the hour or by the day. They also rent kayaks, bicycles, and paddleboards.

Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club of Englewood invites you to feel the energy in Englewood, where a diverse mix of popular past-times, both on and off-shore, will fill your days with fun or just let you escape. Boating, fishing, water sports, hiking, and waterside dining are among the members’ favorites. If you are a club member, you can reserve the perfect boat for your perfect vacation. They are located at Cape Haze Marina, just a short drive from Weston's wannaB inn.

Beach Road Watersports

Whether it’s fishing, lounging, cruising, bird watching, or playing with dolphins and manatees that have you excited about your trip to Florida, Beach Road Watersports has the boat that’s right for you! They rent skiff boats, pontoon boats, center console fishing boats, deck boats, and sport boats. Their professional staff works with you to ensure your trip is a success.

Tarpon Fishing

From April until August fishermen come from all over the world in pursuit of the tarpon. During May and June, the tarpon run heats up, and you can see these beauties in their feeding frenzy from the shore. Affectionately known as the Silver King... the tarpon has long been a favorite among game fishermen. The running of these mammoth silverfish is a sight to behold. As the waters churn with their frenzy, the fishing in our waters ramps up. Boca Grande Pass which offers the best tarpon fishing in the world is just a few short miles from here.

Shallow Water, Bay Fishing

The shallow waters of Lemon Bay team with redfish and snook. The beautiful shallows provide a peaceful and fruitful fishing experience.

Nearshore Fishing

Florida is known for its grouper and snapper, but many are not aware that other tasty fish like flounder, tripletail, sheepshead, triggerfish, and plenty of others are easily caught in our nearshore estuaries.

Oyster Creek Golf Club, Oyster Creek Course

18 holes over 3,976 yards with a par of 60 (Public)

Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, Boca Royale Course

18 holes over 6,188 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

Myakka Pines Golf Club, 3 Courses

Red: 9 holes over 3,309 yards with a par of 36 (Public) White: 18 holes over 3,145 yards with a par of 36 (Public) Blue: 18 holes over 3,190 yards with a par of 36 (Public)

Rotonda Golf & Country Club: 8 Courses

Palms: 18 holes over 6,511 yards with a par of 72 (Public) Hills: 18 holes over 6,304 with a par of 72 (Public) Long Marsh – 27 holes (public) Pinemoor - 18 holes (public) The Links – 18 holes over 4,197 yards with a par of 63 (Public)

The Cove – Formerly Duffy’s

18 holes over 3,641 yards with a par of 59 (Public)

Riverwood Golf Club, Riverwood Course

18 holes over 6,938 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

Sarasota National Golf Club, Sarasota Course

18 holes over 7,344 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

Venice East Golf Club, Venice East Course

18 holes over 2,781 yards with a par of 54 (Public)

Charlotte Sports Park

The Tampa Bay Rays, 2008 American League champions, hold their spring training at the newly renovated Charlotte Sports Park. The Charlotte Stone Crabs, The Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, also call the Sports Park their home turf. The stadium has been completely refurbished to a gleaming, family-friendly venue.

Ed Smith Stadium

2012 marked the third consecutive Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota and the second in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium. With its modern amenities mixed with historical Florida architecture, Ed Smith Stadium has truly become "Birdland South."
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