Water, water everywhere—and so little time to play in all of it. While West Villages’ nine stunning neighborhoods boast resort-style amenities that include swimming pools and sparkling ponds, the entire area is drenched with opportunities for aqua-fun.

For watersports aficionados, boatloads of opportunities await just around the corner. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Swimming: Just 10 miles from West Villages, North Port Aquatic Center, which opened in 2019, is awash with kid-friendly fun: the Barracuda Blast drop slide, Pelican Splashground and the Relaxhatchee Lazy River.

Beaches: Let’s not forget the miles of beaches within enviable reach of West Villages. Cool off in the Gulf’s waves and build a castle from the sugar sands. Within 15 minutes driving distance of West Villages you can be at numerous beaches including Manasota Beach, Venice Beach, Caspersen Beach Park, and Brohard Park.

Kayaking: Speaking of beaches, the Gulf Coast holds the keys to incredible paddling. The 27-page Blueways Paddling Guide overflows with information about 11 waterways that run for miles along Sarasota’s coastal keys. Paddle past such popular destinations as the Ringling Museum and Whitaker-Gateway Park. The guide also details freshwater adventures, such as the Myakka River/Myakkahatchee Creek trails, a dozen miles from West Villages. Even closer to home, you’ll find an amazing kayak launch at Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing.

Fishing: Yet another booklet illustrates the anglers’ paradise surrounding West Villages. Take a charter boat for deep-sea fishing. Throw a line out from the area’s many piers and parks. Hook flounder, tarpon, black drum, redfish, and more among some 700 species here.

Boating: Sailboats, powerboats, catamarans, yachts and rentals open up opportunities for family fun that appeal to non-swimmers, too. Take a tropical sunset cruise. Tour the Gulf Coast from the high seas. Enjoy the sights of dolphins, pelicans and other marine creatures.

Scuba diving: Several dive shops within a few minutes’ drive from West Villages provide services and gear to certified adventurers and dive lessons to scuba newbies who want to explore the teeming, colorful worlds in the depths of the Gulf and crystal springs.

To dip into the deep pool of opportunities available to your plunge into Life Your Way at West Villages, call the Home Buyers Information Line at 941-960-7805.