Just before crossing the Cortez Bridge leading to the alluring azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there’s one of the most enchanting chandleries ever… The Sea Hagg. It is a nautical and curiosity shop owned by Jan Holman, and is located in the historic fishing village of Cortez, Florida, North Longboat Key.
At The Sea Hagg you’ll discover floor-to-ceiling one-of-a-kind treasures… The saltiest collectors find themselves mesmerized by the depth and scope of the shop’s “cargo.” From authentic anchors and fishnets to the finest ship’s instruments from near and distant ports of call, The Sea Hagg offers it all.
Upon arrival, your journey on land begins along the paths under the vine-draped gazebo and through the salvage garden. You’ll find ancient wood carvings, garden statues, decorative windows and mirrors, furniture, and a myriad of interesting odds and ends… This will stimulate your senses and imagination beyond all expectations.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, like a siren from the sea, you are irresistibly called to step into the shop… a true feast for the eyes! An amazing collection of nauticals, antiques, mermaids, local artwork and other oddities awaits you. From antique buoys and brass portholes to hand carved statues and copper fish, there’s something for the appreciative and deserving sea lover in your life.
Proprietor Jan Holman began her nautical voyage from Lake Erie where she crossed Ohio to the Ohio River and traveled down to the mighty Mississippi at Missouri. From there she traveled down the Mississippi to Louisiana and finally made her way to the sun drenched coastal beauty of Florida. She spent her 40 year voyage honing her distinctive talent and expertise in the areas of antiques, decorating, retail, advertising, and all things nautical. Her passion for the maritime led her to the historical fishing village of Cortez and the creation of her treasure-filled chandlery, affectionately named, The Sea Hagg.
“What a great shop. Nice people. It’s sort of a nautical antique shop. Tons of items they’ve been acquiring for the past 19 years! If you’re into this sort of stuff, it’s a must stop!” – Chris Connor
“Awesome eclectic place ! I always find something to bring home to remind me of my time down here in beautiful LBK and the surrounding area. A word of advice when visiting don’t forget to look up! Many hidden treasures! – Heather Cooper
“Love the history, location, and variety of unique coastal treasures. We’ve been there many times and can’t wait to return!” – Mary Sturm
“What a fantastic business, so much interesting items. Could have stayed for hours. Staff was so friendly and helpful and full of knowledge. It is a shop you need to see. Thank you,” The Redman Family.
12304 Cortez Road W.