Bird Key is an island of about 250 acres in size and has only five hundred homes. Originally built as John Ringling’s private family retreat, Bird Key lives like an exclusive gated community complete with the social, dining and sporting amenities of the Bird Key Yacht Club and Marina.
Bird Key is a quiet, private island oasis literally situated right in the middle of it all- Downtown lies just across the Ringling Bridge to the east, and St Armands Circle and Lido Key within striking distance to the west.
There is also a 3 acre city park just across from the entrance to the key which is called Bird Key Park. This park that stretches from the Ringling Bridge and is great for dogs as well as stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and windsurfing.
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Around a third of the island’s homes are located on canal front or bay front, many featuring deep water docks suitable for large yachts, and boasting spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico or views of the dramatic Sarasota Skyline at night across the Sarasota Bay. There are no condos, high rises or commercial venues on the island.