Welcome to Bird Key
Highly sought-after and prominent island living off the coast of Sarasota.
Bird Key is one of the smallest barrier islands off the coast of Sarasota, Florida, but it is also the most prestigious island to call home. A 2.5-mile drive over the John Ringling Causeway to downtown Sarasota allows commuters quick access to all the amenities of the city. Separated by Sarasota Bay, the island is a boater’s paradise, as many homes have private docks. The waterfront is never more than a few blocks away, no matter where you live on the island.
On Bird Key, you’ll find an exclusive residential neighborhood where building a strong community is valued. Those who enjoy boating, sailing, kayaking, or hanging out at the beach will find living on the island a dream. Excellent restaurants and luxury shopping are minutes away on nearby Armands Circle and Longboat Key. Locals can celebrate their love of seafood and music at the annual St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival.
What to Love
- An exclusive private island community
- A boater’s paradise, as many homes have a private dock
- Excellent restaurants and upscale shopping minutes away
- Boating and social events at the Bird Key Yacht Club
Bird Key is an exclusive and prestigious island to live on, where building community is vital for residents. Many homes have access to private docks, making it a prime island to call home for boaters.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The premier spot for sophisticated dining on the island is at the Bird Key Yacht Club, where guests can not only enjoy an exceptional meal but also connect with fellow neighbors in an exclusive setting. Living on an island, residents have an abundance of fresh seafood to enjoy. Speaks Clam Bar serves a delicious mix of Italian and seafood dishes in a fun and beachy atmosphere. Experience a high-end yet casual seafood meal at the Crab & Fin Restaurant. They pride themselves on having plenty of local fish on the menu, along with fish sourced from all over the U.S. and abroad.
Venezia Italian Restaurant is a cheery Italian café where you can order your favorite Italian meal or oven-baked pizza in a casual and fun setting. For a more eclectic selection of cuisine, the homemade-styled Cuban and Spanish dishes at Columbia are a delight to bite into. Tapas, paellas, and hot Cuban bread burst with flavor to savor. At the Greek taverna Blu Kouzina, pair your favorite Greek dishes with a wine from an extensive wine list.
Residents have ample shopping options, ranging from everyday needs to luxury shops all within a small radius of the island. On St. Armands Circle, enjoy browsing upscale shops amidst many of the restaurants previously mentioned. Or head to downtown Sarasota, where you’ll find a variety of high-end boutique-style shops and amenities.
Things to Do
A coveted community, Bird Key offers quiet living with luxurious amenities and plenty of outdoor fun all year long. The social hub is at the Bird Key Yacht Club, where residents can connect, go boating, play tennis, lounge at the pool, and attend special events. The best place to launch a kayak, fish, bird-watch, walk, and go for a bike ride is at Bird Key Park, south of the bridge. Top white-sand beaches can be found at Lido Beach and South Lido Beach on Lido Key, only a few miles away.
Locals seeking to stay active can walk, run, bike, play tennis, kayak, or golf in multiple places on the island or nearby barrier islands. Golfers can choose to play at either the Longboat Key Golf Club or yacht club members may play at the impressive Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota.
A beautiful green space that is perfect for hiking, bird watching, or picnicking is at the Quick Point Nature Preserve along the bay. At Ted Sperling Park, water canals and mangroves are popular among kayakers and paddleboarders.
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