Take I-75 South to US-301. Then make a left on 16th Ave E. Turn left on 6th S E.
27.584823° N, -82.559441° W
Sanctuary Cove is centrally located on Florida’s west coast, near the waters of Tampa Bay and the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Long Boat Key.
It is accessible by boat via the Manatee River or by car via U.S. 301 only 3 miles off I-75.
Bradenton is brimming with old Florida history and you’re just minutes from it all. Sites and attractions include DeSoto National Memorial Park, Florida Museum, the Cortez fishing village, and Manatee Village Historical Park. There are parks, preserves, and trails for hiking, biking, and paddling, as well as golf, spring training games, and downtown’s outdoor showpiece, Riverwalk. Bradenton also boasts some of the Gulf’s most charming beach communities including Anna Maria Island, Homes Beach, and Bradenton Beach.
Head south to the city of Sarasota, which is known for its arts and culture, islands and resorts, and ecotourism. View the works of Renaissance and Baroque masters at The Ringling Museum and explore the hidden treasure of Towles Court Artist Colony. Visit Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, Bishop Planetarium and South Florida Museum, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Afterwards, head to St. Armand’s Circle for some fine shopping, dining, and pampering.
Approximately 30 minutes north of Water’s Edge at Sanctuary Cove, across the soaring Sunshine Skyway Bridge, lies the beloved city of St. Petersburg. Home to the world-renowned Dali Museum and the breathtaking Chihuly Collection of blown glass, St. Petersburg is also a major attraction for its top-tier restaurants, beautiful parks, powder-soft beaches, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown scene. In addition, it holds the title of having the “most consecutive days with sunshine” at 768 days!