Quick Point Nature Preserve

100 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, 34228
(941) 316-1988
Daily, sunrise to sunset


This site is an interesting mix of mangrove estuary, tidal swamps and uplands, all being restored to natural function. Walking from the parking area at Overlook Park, you pass under a bridge and onto a short trail system that leads along stretches of Sarasota Bay. This conjunction makes the site not only fruitful for waders such as herons and egrets, ibises and spoonbills, but also “flyovers” like ospreys, gulls and terns from the beach side. Check the boardwalk overlooks at low tide for shorebirds and peeps, and stop by during spring migration season to look for warblers and flycatchers in the canopy.

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