Casey Key Area
The narrow island of Casey Key is one of Sarasota's hidden gems, an isolated and exclusive enclave just off the sleepy mainland town of Nokomis.
With only 600 residents, this is the place where the rich and famous relax. Gulf-to-Bay property could be purchased for $20,000 in the 1950’s; today real estate on Casey Key averages in the millions. Horror fiction novelist Stephen King has one of the priciest homes on the island. King’s winter home which he purchased in April of 2001, is currently valued at approximately $25 million with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a swimming pool, and 6,817 square feet.
Small B&Bs and property rentals with private beaches are offered for rent near the south bridge where Nokomis Beach is a quiet respite and popular with locals. Although the sand is coarse, the trade off affords privacy, solitude and encounters with Nature.
The North Jetty Park Beach is very popular for its shaded picnic sites, play area, shelling, surfing as well as fishing on the rocks of the jetty where the Intra-coastal meets the Gulf.