The unrivaled 11-mile island of Manasota Key is located only 20 miles south of Sarasota and Venice. This charming Island provides you with the best of both worlds. If you are looking for peace and serenity, there are many secluded beach areas to choose from to sunbathe or read your favorite best seller and await the stunning sunsets. However, if you are one of the more adventurous types, you will be pleasantly surprised at the activities around that range from hiking trails to kayaking on the beautiful waters. After a day of soaking in the sun or paddling around, you have your choice of waterfront dining at many area restaurants. Pull up a comfortable lounge at Sandbar Tiki and Grille and sip on a delicious cocktail while you dine directly on the water and listen to the best local bands the area has to offer. Just a short few feet from Englewood Beach is Lock N Key, a dining establishment that promises fun and beautiful beach views of the Gulf of Mexico.