What to Do on Casey Key Just Minutes from Your Lido Key Vacation Rentals

Florida vacationers often head to the big cities like Orlando or Tampa, or they may visit the calmer areas like Anna Maria Island. However, few have discovered Casey Key, a small stretch of land just off the coast of Sarasota. This gorgeous island is mainly residential, so the tourists that do come are welcomed to quiet beaches with plenty of room. Here’s our ultimate list for why you should be visiting Casey Key.

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What to Do

Casey Key is a nature lover’s paradise, as there are tons of fun outdoor activities for the whole family. You will find miles of uninterrupted beach, perfect for collecting seashells or taking a sunset stroll. Nokomis Beach is a great area to spend the day with its boat ramp, boardwalk, snack bar, and free parking. You can also find the local drum circle performing here several times a week. If you’re a surfer, you can’t miss the beach at North Jetty Park.

You can also take full advantage of the breathtaking water by boating or fishing. There are numerous equipment rental companies in the area, such as Cool Breeze Boat & Jet Ski Rentals. Look into boat charters to try to catch your dinner, or rent a kayak to explore the mangroves in Venice Inlet. No matter your skill level, there is a way to get you in the water!

Want to spot some native wildlife? You’re in luck! The city of Osprey is home to Oscar Scherer State Park, the perfect spot to bring the family to search for the iconic bluebird. Bike or walk along 15 miles of trail to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the land. Alternatively, head to Nokomis to find Pocono Trail Preserve, a family-friendly area with approximately one mile of trail, ideal for getting a taste of Florida.

Where to Eat

When you come to Florida, you expect fresh seafood. The Casey Key area has you covered. One can’t-miss location is the Casey Key Fish House, a favorite of locals and tourists alike. This casual eatery is fun for the whole family and boasts some incredible views of the water from every table. The weekends bring live music, and there are even on-site rentals for water equipment like kayaks and paddleboards! Here, you can relax and enjoy dinner with a stunning view.

Breakfast is the best meal of the day. To start the morning right, try The Breakfast Cottage, a long-time favorite in the area. Their menu provides a wide selection of classic offerings as well as unique selections that take advantage of the area’s fresh ingredients. Another popular breakfast spot is Eggs-traordinary Café, serving a hot and delicious breakfast and lunch every day of the week. Here, feel free to take your time and have a leisurely meal while the friendly staff makes you feel right at home.

Where to Stay

One of the main advantages of vacationing in Casey Key is its close proximity to other cities, giving you the perfect spot to enjoy tons of activities with fewer crowds. Our Lido Key vacation rentals are just minutes from this exclusive area and offer luxury amenities with convenience to several destinations like St. Armand’s Circle and Downtown Sarasota.

Just a half-hour drive is Siesta Key, another of Florida’s most well-kept secrets. Our Siesta Key luxury rentals are ideal for families of all sizes, and we pride ourselves in being the industry leader in the area. You will find tons of things to do near Siesta Key.

All of our properties are equipped with the finest amenities and are staffed by knowledgeable and friendly locals that are dedicated to helping you plan your ultimate getaway. Contact us today to learn more and to start booking. We can’t wait to have you!

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