attractions1Beach Combing

Abundant treasures are to be found on the Gulf Shore….. From intricate shells to prehistoric shark teeth, every walk reaps great rewards!

attractions2Fishing

Fish right from the beach or take a fishing charter with one of the nearby captains. The fish are not the only ones that’ll be hooked–you’ll be too! Try out the Venice Fishing Pier located at Sharky’s on the Pier in nearby Venice.

Water Fun

Boats, jet skis and kayaks are available to rent for some amazing ocean adventures! Allure Boat Rentals, Island Jet Ski Tours & Rentals, Bay Breeze Boat Rental, and Beach Road Water Sports are all nearby.

attractions4Walk to Restaurants

Opening November 2nd, visit the Manasota Key Coffee House, directly across Beach Road from the Island House, on the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy some great eats within walking distance at the Gulf View Grill, Lock & Key Restaurant & Pub, Flounder’s Restaurant, Geraldi’s Italian Restaurant, and more.

starfish on the beach in Manasota keyExplore Englewood

Dolphin tours, site seeing, history, shopping…. fun and adventure awaits in Englewood. Check out the nearby doggie beach at Stump Pass. Be sure to join us for the Offshore Powerboat Association World Championships, November 19-22, 2015 during the Englewood Beach Waterfest. Get a great view from Island House, located at one of the race turns.

Nearby Attractions

  • Muscle Car City Museum
    Muscle Car City is a 99,000 square foot museum with well over 200 vintage ’50s to early ’70s muscle cars.  Featuring classic cars and hot rods spanning 35 years of makes and models.
  • Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum
    Charming Museum and unique House-Dwelling style Lighthouse set on beautiful Boca Grande Pass. A great place to spend the day immersed in nature and history.
  • Edison Winter Home
    Visit the estate of America’s greatest inventor. Home, laboratory, botanical gardens just as he left them. One of the largest collections of Edison memorabilia on public display in America.
  • Henry Ford Winter Home
    The world’s first billionaire lived next door to Thomas Edison. Furnished to the historical periods. Garden tour completes your visit.
  • Ringling Museum of Art
    The State Art Museum of Florida. Relive the splendor of the art galleries; “Ca’d’Zan”, the Ringling winter residence; the Circus Galleries; and the historic Asolo Theater.
  • Babcock Widerness Adventures
    Experience Florida – naturally!! Enjoy a 90-minute swamp buggy nature tour guided by experienced naturalists. See the real Florida. Explore unspoiled woodlands and swamps on the 90,000-acre Crescent B Ranch. We guarantee you will see wild alligators, bison and panthers.
  • The Shell Factory
    Take a free guided tour of the Shell Factory processing facility, featuring the world+s largest collection of shells and coral. Jewelry, shells, corals, gifts, international gourmet, resort wear, $1 store, aquariums, arcade, glass, art collection and full family restaurant.