Manasota Key is surrounded by Lemon Bay and The Gulf of Mexico. The island is home to many types of wildlife including herons, osprey, other birds, dolphins, manatees, tarpon, red fish and snook. From May 1st to October 31st, our beaches are the home for Loggerhead turtles. Sea turtles are among the oldest creatures on earth and have remained essentially unchanged for 110 million years. Several dolphin species occur in Florida costal waters. The most common of these is the bottle-nosed dolphin.
Englewood Beach contains many types of shells and is famous for shark’s teeth. You are allowed to take these shells or shark’s teeth home as souvenirs. There are three nature preserves close by to the resort as well. We have three great beach restaurants within walking distance to the resort and many other great restaurants are a short drive from the resort. For active guests there are 10 golf courses within 15 minutes drive along with several tennis courts in the area.
Englewood is a short drive from many cities and attractions in Southwest Florida including Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Venice,
Sarasota, Tampa and Fort Myers.