Welcome to Bird Key
A private and luxe area that offers unbeatable views and a serene atmosphere.
Situated in Sarasota Bay, Bird Key is an intimate and luxurious area that residents are proud to inhabit. Known as a prestigious and highly sought-after community, Bird Key offers buyers luxe homes, private neighborhoods, and sweeping views of the bay. Here, emerald green water surrounds this secluded island, and its consistently beautiful weather makes it tempting for locals to spend as much time as possible outside and enjoy this area.
Bird Key is home to a wide array of impressive homes. With residences both on and off the water, buyers have plenty of options to explore based on their needs and preferences. There are several charming Old-Florida-style homes, and there are also plenty of grand Mediterranean estates. These restored homes boast unique character and detail that locals love. Bird Key also has plenty of newly-developed areas, and these are home to tons of contemporary residences with on-trend finishes and fixtures.
What to Love
- Incredible year-round climate
- Private and luxurious setting
- Beautiful views overlooking the bay
Bird Key locals live a relaxed and exclusive life. Being such a small community, locals are afforded security and secludedness that makes it easy to enjoy the area in peace. There is much to enjoy here - with easy beach and dock access, locals can often be found spending time on the water. Fishing, sailing, and swimming are all common pastimes of locals here.
At other times, residents choose to spend time at the community greenspaces in the area. Bird Key Park
, for instance, is one nearby spot that people frequent. Featuring pavilions and picnic tables, this is a lovely destination to visit with friends or spend quiet time alone. Also known as a great spot to bike, fish, and watch the sunset, this park gets plenty of use by locals.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There are several excellent dining and bar options in the Bird Key area to explore. Bird Key Yacht Club is one upscale eatery to visit here. Offering a fine dining experience to members and guests, this is a fantastic restaurant that people adore. Guests can expect fresh seafood as well as light salads and hearty, expertly-prepared entrees. There are several impressive settings to enjoy here, as well. With a sophisticated formal dining room, an approachable bar and lounge area, and a chic outdoor covered patio overlooking the marina, guests can always enjoy a suave and scenic dining experience.
Another nearby spot that Bird Key locals love is Crab & Fin Restaurant
. A swanky seafood eatery, Crab & Fin is an upscale yet approachable spot where guests can sample a variety of seafood dishes. Menu highlights here include the Cedar Plank Scottish Salmon, the Caribbean Yellowfin Tuna, and the North Atlantic Lobster Tail. Also boasting an extensive wine list, visitors love to enjoy after-dinner drinks at the bar or on the covered patio here.
Bird Key locals are also within close proximity to St. Armands Circle
, a fabulous shopping destination with tons of stores to explore. Featuring major retailers like Sunglass Hut and Chico’s as well as small jewelry shops, swanky home goods retailers, and local boutiques, this is a fantastic spot to browse on a bright weekend morning!
Things to Do
Bird Key locals can take part in an array of activities during their free time. Many locals love to take advantage of the Bird Key Yacht Club
. Boasting fantastic amenities and a glamorous atmosphere, this is a hip and exclusive club that residents love to be a part of. Guests can set sail from the marina’s dock, play tennis on the pristine courts, enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, and more!
Another great activity is checking out Harts Landing Pier
and the occasional live music performances that are held here. This spot has a music series that showcases tons of local artists, and it is great for enjoying with friends on a laid-back and warm night.