There are so many areas with waterfront communities. Of course there are the barrier islands. Casey Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Bird Key, and Anna Maria Island, but those aren’t the only waterfront properties. There are so many mainland coastal waterfront communities overlooking Sarasota Bay, Little Sarasota Bay, Blackburn Bay and Lemon Bay.
Inland there are homes on Phillippi Creek in Sarasota and in Bradenton the 36 mile long Manatee River can handle the large yachts and has many waterfront estates. The Braden River is 21 mile long and empties into Ward Lake, but does not have the width and depth of the Manatee River.