Things To Do in Longboat Key in Bayfront Park

Bayfront Park

If you’re looking for things to do in Longboat Key, Florida, in today’s blog we’ll be focusing on the beautiful Bayfront Park, one of the most picturesque spots on the island!

Discover the allure of Bayfront Park, a stunning 10-acre oasis nestled along the shores of Sarasota Bay. With its captivating vistas of the bay and city skyline, this picturesque destination beckons nature enthusiasts, water sports aficionados, and sun-seekers alike. Bring the whole family, including your furry companions, as Bayfront Park offers an array of attractions and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Pickleball & Tennis Courts

Are you ready to swing those rackets, show off your skills and serve up some fun in the sun? If so, Bayfront Park in Sarasota has got you covered. Bayfront Park in Sarasota offers both pickleball and tennis enthusiasts a place to play and compete with their friends and family.

The tennis courts are maintained and lined for singles and doubles play, while the Pickleball courts are regulation size. If you don’t have equipment on you, fear not because the park offers plenty of equipment for rent. The courts are open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., so you have all day to play your heart out! When the sun starts to set, the lights come on from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (November – April), so the games can keep going well into the evening. So what are you waiting for? Grab your gear, round up your friends, and head to Bayfront Park for some friendly competition and fun in the Florida sun. 


Parents can pack some snacks and sunscreen and enjoy a full day of outdoor adventure in Lido Key with their kids at the Bayfront Park playground. Bayfront Park Longboat Key is well-equipped with plenty of equipment to climb, slide, and swing on, a great opportunity to have fun and stay active. This playground is an excellent destination for families who want to encourage their children to play and exercise while enjoying the beauty of nature!

Dog Park

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Bayfront Park in Sarasota boasts an incredible dog park designed for your furry friends to enjoy. Let your dogs run, play and socialize with other canines in a friendly and safe environment. Safety is a top priority so only licensed and vaccinated dogs are allowed to enter the dog park. Please note that female dogs in heat along with outside food or treats are not allowed in the park to maintain a clean and secure environment. Upon entering and exiting, dogs must be leashed, but once inside, they can be off-leash while under voice control. For owners of small and fragile dogs, there is a designated area to ensure they can safely play with dogs their own size. Large dogs can enjoy the general area, where there’s plenty of space for them to roam and play. So come and spend the day with your four-legged friend at Bayfront Park’s dog park.

Plan Your Next Visit!

With plenty of things to do in Longboat Key, there’s something for everyone to discover during your next vacation! Browse our selection of rentals and start planning your getaway today!

Luxury Lido Key Rentals

At Lido Key Vacations, we specialize in curating extraordinary vacation experiences that cater to your every desire. Immerse yourself in luxury with our collection of custom-built homes, each thoughtfully designed to offer an unparalleled level of opulence. From private heated pools and rooftop decks to convenient elevators granting effortless access to all floors, our properties redefine lavishness.

We invite you to explore three of our most exceptional Lido Key luxury rental properties, each boasting its own distinctive charm and a range of amenities that promise an unforgettable stay. Get ready to embark on a journey of unrivaled relaxation and indulgence.

The Big Top

Welcome to the stunning Big Top, the perfect coastal home located on Lido Key. With 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, this home can sleep up to 16 people and features everything you need for the ultimate vacation experience.

You’ll love the private heated pool with an oversized sun shelf, perfect for kids to play or adults to sunbathe!

The pool area also has a spacious spa and a privacy wall with a built-in water feature, creating the perfect ambiance for relaxation. Additionally, there is a covered gaming area and bar, complete with foosball and a pool table for endless fun. The home is pet-friendly and has 4 bicycles for guests to use, making it easy to explore the nearby attractions. You can walk to the famous St. Armand’s Circle in just a few steps and Lido Key Beach is only a 3-minute bike ride or a 9-minute stroll away. The Big Top also features multiple balconies and patios, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee while taking in the beautiful Florida weather. If you’re looking for privacy, with only the sounds of the waves lapping the shore, while you sit on the now world-famous white sand beaches of Lido Key and Siesta Key, then the Big Top is the perfect vacation home for you and your family.

John Ringling House

Experience a truly one-of-a-kind vacation at the 1924 John Ringling Estate, a stunning home that’s listed on the National Historic Registry. With its timeless glass doorknobs, antique crank windows, and original hardwood floors, this estate offers a Spanish Mediterranean charm that will transport you to another era.

Located in the heart of Sarasota, you’ll be within walking distance of the best dining and shopping that St. Armand’s Circle and Lido Key have to offer. The estate boasts 4 luxurious bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathroom, and can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests. The outdoor space is nothing short of breathtaking, with a fence and wall surrounding the yard for privacy and lush landscaping that will take your breath away. Enjoy a relaxing day by the pool with antique brick pavers and an ornate fountain and then gather around the built-in grill and dining area for an island-style cookout. You’ll also have access to 4 bicycles for exploring the area, and the estate is pet-friendly. The perfect choice for guests staying in our pet-friendly Lido Key vacation rentals! This home is ideal for anyone looking to add a touch of history and charm to their next vacation, while still enjoying all the modern amenities and comforts of a luxury rental.

Beach Fanta Sea

Welcome to Beach Fanta Sea, an amazing custom 9-bedroom home just one block away from the pristine white sand beaches of Lido Key!

You’ll be just around the corner from St. Armand’s Circle where you’ll find an array of restaurants, pubs, and stores.

This spacious home is perfect for large families or groups, with 9 bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms. Kids will love the retro arcade games and dogs are welcome too. You’ll love the private heated pool and spa, with a swim-up bar that’s perfect for cooling off after a day at the beach. You can also enjoy Gulf views from the rooftop deck while sipping on a cold drink – pure bliss!

Stay With Lido Key Vacations

At Lido Key Vacations, we believe that your vacation should be nothing short of luxurious. Our rental service is designed to cater to your every need and desire, ensuring a personalized vacation experience that exceeds your expectations. Our team of dedicated property managers is available around the clock to ensure that your stay is nothing short of amazing. Book your stay in a waterfront Lido Key rental for an unparalleled vacation experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and pampered. 

Contact us today to book your stay in St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota, and get ready to indulge in the ultimate luxury vacation. Come and make unforgettable memories in paradise with Lido Key Vacations.