From I-75, take Sarasota Exit 210 (Fruitville Road) West to US 41 (Tamiami Trail). Turn left (South) for 3 blocks to Gulfstream Avenue. Turn Right (West) onto Gulfstream, which becomes the John Ringling Causeway. Follow Ringling over the bridge to St Armand’s Circle. Bear right around the circle, and turn right at the first street, Avenue of Presidents. You will be going North.
Continue and cross the New Pass Bridge onto Longboat Key. Now continue North 5 miles. You will encounter the Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Center on the right, where there is a traffic light. Continue for 1 mile North. The Dock on the Bay will be on your right, across the street from the Sea Horse Resort, which has a flag pole in front.