The Great Outdoors on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Florida is renowned worldwide for its superb weather, so naturally, you’ll want to make the most of those beautiful days by venturing beyond your home and embracing the fantastic outdoor experiences available.

Activities in Manatee County

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Activities in Sarasota County

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University Park Country Club

Located just south of Bradenton, the University Park Country Club boasts three distinct golf courses to choose from, all with a par of 36 and spanning around 3500 feet. These courses were thoughtfully designed by Ron Garl.

Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club

Sarasota’s Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club course offers 6,820 yards of golf, with a par of 72. The course, skillfully crafted by Arthur Hills, has a rating of 73.1 and slope rating of 135 on Bermuda grass.

Preserve Golf Club

Bradenton’s Tara Preserve Golf Club features an 18-hole course spanning 7,000 yards from the longest tees, with a par of 72. The course rating is 74.0, and it boasts a slope rating of 141 on Bermuda grass, designed by Ted McAnlis.

Myakka River State Park

Myakka River State Park stands as one of Florida’s most historic and expansive state parks. Stretching across 57 square miles of wetlands, prairies, and woodlands, the scenic Myakka River meanders through. It’s an ideal destination for hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife observation.

Legacy Golf Club

Bradenton’s Legacy Golf Club features an 18-hole course covering 7,067 yards from the longest tees, with a par of 72. The course rating is 73.7, and it possesses a slope rating of 143 on Bermuda grass. This course was masterfully designed by Arnold Palmer.


Deep Sea Fishing

Experience deep sea fishing off the shores of Anna Maria Island, FL. Whether you prefer to fish from the beach, a boat, or a pier, you have the chance to catch black drum, trout, snook, redfish, amberjack, Spanish mackerel, and tarpon. Additionally, there are charter day trip cruises available for enthusiasts.

Coquina Baywalk

Coquina Baywalk at Leffis Key is conveniently located across the street from Coquina Beach, on the southern tip of Anna Maria Island. The trails offer breathtaking views of the bay from observation decks nestled within the mangroves. You can also climb to the hilltop for a panoramic view of the bay and ocean. These footpaths and boardwalks guide visitors through meticulously restored wetlands, covering 30 acres in total.