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zam0gzam0g Sarasota, FLPosts: 39 Deckhand
Moved down to left side of state, know longboat a bit.
looking forward to new waters and waterfront restaurants.


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  • zam0gzam0g Sarasota, FLPosts: 39 Deckhand
    thank you, nearest boat ramp for 17' flats boat.?  we are just off of sawyer road, south of wilkinson.
    went to look at centennial ramp, only about 20 mins away.
    i know cochina south ramp but thats a ways

    wife wants a bay boat so will sell this

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  • zam0gzam0g Sarasota, FLPosts: 39 Deckhand
  • sirfersirfer Senior Member Sarasota, FLPosts: 125 Deckhand

    Definitely no need to drive all the way to Coquina. The 10th St./Centennial ramp is probably going to be the easiest for you to get to but can get crowded on weekends/holidays.

    Ken Thompson Park out on City Island is another nice ramp but can also get crowded. 

    Finally, Turtle Beach Boat Ramp out on Siesta Key is a good option if you're planning to fish/travel the Siesta Key area or south of there. It can also get crowded but I've never seen it quite as bad as the other two I mentioned. Turtle Beach has less parking though so it wouldn't take much for it to get too full.

    This link has a map of all the waterfront restaurants with docks in FL. My personal favorites in the area in no particular order are Dry Dock on Longboat Key, Mar Vista on Longboat Key, and Tide Tables in Cortez.
  • jethrodulljethrodull Venice, FlPosts: 36 Deckhand
    Nice ramp on venice island just south of north jetty. If you want access to gulf venice jetty is right there. Otherwise 10th st boat ramp or ken thompson is closest to the Big Pass on north end of siesta. If you are planning on going south on intercoastal you might just drive it down to venice to avoid the slow speed zones. Have fun!!
  • zam0gzam0g Sarasota, FLPosts: 39 Deckhand
    thanks for all the info
    was gonna take boat out but dead batt, have to recharge as the move has put it outta commission for awhile
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