Between Sarasota and Fort Myers on Florida’s West Coast is where you will find the census-designated place of Englewood. Offering old Florida charm and a good assortment of shops and restaurants, downtown Englewood is a fun place to explore when area visitors aren’t enjoying the highly rated Englewood Beach on Manasota Key. From Englewood, it’s just a short drive across Lemon Bay to get to Manasota Key. The road that links the mainland with the thin barrier island is aptly known as Beach Road. On Manasota Key and at Englewood Beach, there are places to eat and shop and parasail and picnic. Englewood Florida and Manasota Key are more tranquil and affordable than some of the more popular vacation destinations in Southwest Florida, and they’re definitely worth a look when planning visits to the area.