Longboat Key News

Hurricane Dorian

August 31, 2019 While we are expecting Dorian to be a non-event for us, we know how unpredictable hurricanes can be. We spent the morning bringing all of the balcony furniture in and securing patio and pool furniture. We have... Read more

Solutions to Red Tide 03/08/2019

Solutions to Avoid Red Tide (START) was launched in 1995 in response to a devastating year-long red tide bloom by  Jim Patterson, who was the Mayor of LKB  at the time.  A number of years ago, START shifted its primary... Read more

Kayak Adventures

Longboat Key’s best kayaking tours and rentals Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures If you are looking for an adventure during your vacation to Sarasota and the surrounding areas, then look no further! Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures provides a wide variety of... Read more

Hurricane Irma 9/10/2017 3 pm

We are now under a 24 hour mandatory curfew. The wind and rain are here. Our house is making sounds I have never heard before. Please see the following report from Channel 7: Water recedes on shorelines, sinking boats and... Read more

Mar Vista Restaurant 02/27/2019

Mar Vista Restaurant at 760 Broadway St. on the northern end of Longboat Key just finished a complete renovation.  Many of the old touches were kept and the menu remains unchanged.  You will want to check it out next time... Read more

Pygmy Whale on Our Beach – 09/04/2018

On September 4, this Pygmy Whale washed up on our beach early in the morning. Mote was called, they advised to be sure his blow hole was not blocked and to keep him wet. We did that by using a... Read more

Red Tide – 08/07/2018

Red Tide began affecting us at the end of July and we have now had our first fish kill. We sent the following message to all guests with upcoming reservations: You are scheduled to arrive here in the next few... Read more

Hurricane Irma 9/13/2017 10:00 am

Hurricane Irma storm damage!  Not bad, right? Read more

Hurricane Irma 9/11/2017 3:00 pm

We were allowed back on the island on Monday to assess the damage – we were incredibly lucky! Read more

Hurricane Irma 9/11/2017 6:00 a.m.

Thank you for all of your concern, and mostly for your prayers.  They worked…God is good! Irma weakened considerably before she visited Sarasota.  We have been without power since yesterday afternoon, but we are so grateful to have a generator.... Read more


The Beachcomber
2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key, FL, USA 34228

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