Although it is physically one island, in many ways Manasota is
a tale of two keys. The southern portion of Manasota
Key is located in Charlotte County and includes
condominiums, mobile home parks, single family homes,
hotels, restaurants, stores, and parks. In contrast,
the northern portion of Manasota Key, located in Sarasota
County, is predominantly single family homes and park land.
Manasota Key is a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico off
of the coast of Englewood and accessible by northern and
southern bridges that connect to Highway 776 on the
mainland. Much of the beachfront on Manasota Key is dedicated to county and state parks.
The southern tip of the island is occupied by Stump Pass
State Park. Further to the north, there are additional
Charlotte County and Sarasota County parks.
Many of the private homes on Manasota Key front either
onto the Gulf of Mexico or the Intracoastal Waterway.
Others have deeded access to the beach front. In the
narrow northern portion of the key, some properties run
across the entire island, from gulf to bay.
Several new condominium complexes are under construction
or recently completed in the Charlotte County portion of the
island. The community is working with Charlotte County
to create a new set of guidelines to govern future island
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