Blackburn Harbor occupies an 11-acre parcel directly adjacent west of the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), with Jessie Harbor Drive as its gateway. South Creek of the Oscar Scherer Park, which feeds into Dryman Bay, spreads north of the community and provides its residents direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) onwards to Little Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
About the Area
Osprey is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,100 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Osprey is home to Historic Spanish Point, a 30-acre (12 ha) museum and environmental complex that includes a prehistoric shell mound, a turn-of-the-century pioneer homestead museum, a citrus packing house, chapel, boatyard, gardens and nature trails. Osprey is the mailing address for Oscar Scherer State Park and the new Scherer Thaxton Preserve, two of the few protected areas maintaining habitat for the threatened Florida scrub jay. Osprey is also the location of the Blackburn Point Bridge, a one-lane bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.