The beautiful white-sand beaches and warm Gulf waters of Longboat Key are within steps of the resort and are perfect for sunning, swimming, and a host of other activities. Four Winds offers a swimming pool, whirlpool, tennis courts, shuffleboard court, barbecue grills, and bicycles. Anglers can enjoy exciting Gulf fishing just 7 miles (11 kilometers) away, and golfers will find a course only 12 miles (19 kilometers) from the resort. If you'd rather shop, visit St. Armand's Circle with its exclusive shops and restaurants. Close by is The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, with its fabulous collections.