A yachtsman's dream on the north end of Longboat Key, Emerald Harbor features broad lagoon-style canals that provide direct nautical access to Sarasota Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Generously-sized homesites make way for homes with canal or bay frontage. Seashore lovers will find deeded beach access just across the street. ... more.No longer a well-kept secret, there has been renewed interest in this vintage waterside community. Emerald Harbor residences range from the original 'old Florida' style ranch homes to newer Key West and Mediterranean style homes. Each residence enjoys proximity to Longboat Key's mangrove-lined boardwalks, exceptional restaurants and fine shopping.