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The small signs make it easy to miss Longboat Key's beach access points.

Walk in the Park: Longboat Key beach access points

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

The small signs make it easy to miss Longboat Key's beach access points.

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Andrea Grimm watches over the water.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

Andrea Grimm watches over the water.

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Beachgoers and turtle nests share the sand at the access point at 3175 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

Beachgoers and turtle nests share the sand at the access point at 3175 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

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At 3355 Gulf of Mexico Drive, trees and shrubs give the beach access a more wild-jungle feel.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

At 3355 Gulf of Mexico Drive, trees and shrubs give the beach access a more wild-jungle feel.

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Dragged down from the SeaHorse Beach Resort, these chairs hold a family's place while they stroll along the beach.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

Dragged down from the SeaHorse Beach Resort, these chairs hold a family's place while they stroll along the beach.

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Jim and Nicole Graeser read in chairs between a resort and the water.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

Jim and Nicole Graeser read in chairs between a resort and the water.

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In the public parking area across the street from the beach at 3495 Gulf of Mexico Drive and offers bay access.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

In the public parking area across the street from the beach at 3495 Gulf of Mexico Drive and offers bay access.

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No matter which access point you come in from, coquinas abound on Longboat Key beaches.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

No matter which access point you come in from, coquinas abound on Longboat Key beaches.

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Alan Karlsson sits on the sand before strolling back to his car.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

Alan Karlsson sits on the sand before strolling back to his car.

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Kirsty, Dale, Kirsten, Sadie and Alexi Pitts walk along the beach on the evening of July 8.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

Kirsty, Dale, Kirsten, Sadie and Alexi Pitts walk along the beach on the evening of July 8.

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Julie and Wesley Lopez pick up trash along the beach near the access point at 4001 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which they say they try to do every night while here on vacation.

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 |

Julie and Wesley Lopez pick up trash along the beach near the access point at 4001 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which they say they try to do every night while here on vacation.

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