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Anna Maria Island Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL

Anna Maria Island has six beaches to choose from… Coquina Beach, Manatee Beach, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Cortez Beach and Anna Maria Beach. Old Florida charm is the essence of Anna Maria’s seven mile stretch of pristine sand. The entire island is surrounded by a sugar-white coastline where loggerhead turtles like to nest and exceptional emerald water where dolphins and manatees are often spotted. Sans the High-rises, theme parks and water slides, this little island is a fishing birding, kayaking paradise. The beaches are rarely crowded and parking is free!  

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Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, FL

Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, FL. located on the south end of Anna Maria Island, is one of the largest beaches in the area with all of the amenities. Plenty of free parking, often under shade trees. Picnic tables,concessions, lifeguards, playground, restrooms and showers are all available. A boat launch, on the bay side, is across the street from the beach. Plenty of parking there too, sunshine and breathtaking sunsets that Florida is famous for!

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Palma Sola Causeway, Bradenton, FL

Recreational area located on Palma Sola Bay Causeway, Bradenton, FL. Enjoy sailing, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing, and picnicking. Dogs are allowed on a leash, canoeing, swimming, kayaking, covered pavilion, charcoal grills are provided, there's free parking, a boat launch and restrooms. Occasionally visitors bring their horses to ride in the surf others bring their BBQ grills, a canopy and friends for a waterside party!

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Lido Beach, Sarasota, FL

Lido Beach is located on Lido Key, Sarasota, FL. one half mile southwest of the popular St. Armand's Circle, unique shopping area on Ben Franklin Drive. Amenities include: rest rooms, concessions, gift shop, meeting room, playground equipment, handicapped accessible, observation deck, cabana beach rentals and parking for 400 cars.

 

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Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL

Siesta Key Beach was named the number 2 Best U.S. Beach by "Dr. Beach", Prof. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at the International University in Miami. Unlike beaches elsewhere that are made up mostly of coral, Siesta Beach's sand is 99% quartz. Even on the hottest days, the sand is so reflective that it feels cool underfoot. The shallow water depth in the near shore area together with all year lifeguard protection, makes this one of the safest beaches in the County and great for small children.

 


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Casperson Beach, Venice, FL

Casperson Beach, Venice, FL. located at the southern tip of Venice Island, is a quiet beach with lifeguards, picnic tables, concessions, showers and restrooms. This is the best location for finding prehistoric sharks' teeth. Plenty of free parking...but it is best to get there early on weekends and holidays! Boardwalks stretch from the parking areas along the coast. There are miles of unspoiled and uncrowded beaches and, of course, spectacular Florida West Coast sunsets. 

 

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Fort DeSoto Beach St. Petersburg, FL

Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, FL. was named America’s Top Beach for the second consecutive year by TripAdvisor, the world's largest online travel community, citing a “spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm, clear water and a laid-back atmosphere.” This is the second time in three years the perfect Pinellas County beach has received top honors on an annual “best-of” list. Fort Desoto Beach is just a half hour north of Bradenton in St. Petersburg.



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Clearwater Beach, FL

Clearwater Beach, an hour north of Bradenton, has won recognition as one of America’s Top Family Beaches, one of the Top Singles Beaches, and one of the Best Beaches from Maine to Hawaii, and boasts an array of water recreation and special events. There is plenty to see and do including Pier 60, a city owned and operated fishing pier providing visitors with a safe, clean, and family friendly fishing destination. See the “Sunsets at Pier 60″ festival featuring local artisans and performers, weather permitting from 2 hours prior till 2 hours after sunset.

 

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Caladesi Island State Park, Clearwater, FL

Caladesi Island State  about an hour north of Bradenton, it is one of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast.  Nature lovers can see wildlife while hiking the 3 mile nature trail through the island´s interior or paddling a kayak trail through the mangroves and bay. Picnic tables and shelters are located near the beach, and picnic pavilions can be reserved for a fee. The park has a marina with electric and water hookups, as well as a snack bar and gift shop. The 661-acre park is only accessible by boat or ferry and departs from Honeymoon Island State Park.



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Longboat Key, FL

Longboat Key’s white, sugar sand beaches stretch for 11 miles along the Gulf of Mexico with eight public access points along Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Parking is very limited. If you are not staying on the island, be sure to bring all that you require, as there are no modern conveniences.  This island paradise has no billboards, neon signs or shopping malls. Well known as a private island paradise, the up-scale shops and fine restaurants are tastefully hidden by manicured tropical foliage.  

 

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Beer Can Beach, Longboat Key, FL

Beer Can Island, created by tidal currents, is often referred to as a “hooked spit”. This curved powdery white sandbar provides boaters the ability to pull up on a beautiful beach for fishing, sunbathing and partying. It is accessible by boat at Longboat Pass.  By car on the south side of the draw bridge going from Anna Maria Island to Long Boat key, take the first right, park and head for the beach.  At low tide it is possible to walk north to Beer Can Beach.

 

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Blind Pass Beach, Siesta Key, FL

Blind Pass Beach is about an hour south of Bradenton. With lots of free parking, wheel chair access, showers and restrooms, picnic tables, it offers plenty of privacy. It may not be the best place to bring small children though since there are no lifeguards and the playground is on the other side of the parking lot overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway where there are docking areas for small boats, kayaks and canoes.  This beach is a great place to relax without lots of noise and disturbance from other beach goers.

 

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Nokomis Beach, FL

Nokomis Beach features 20 unspoiled acres of sea grapes and Australian pines. Public access to the inter-coastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico is available via a boat ramp.  There is a playground, lifeguards, free parking, fishing, restrooms and showers and picnic tables with grills. Visitors can watch spectacular sunsets from gazebos and benches along the walkway.  For the handicapped, reclining, floating wheelchairs are available from lifeguards to power through deep sand and water. 

 

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Crescent Beach, FL

Crescent Beach, 20 miles south of Bradenton on Siesta Key has been ranked either #1 or #2 of all the beaches in the U.S. for many years.  It offers gorgeous white sand, turquoise waters, and magnificent sunsets, but it tends to be more peaceful and private.  Beach access and limited parking can be found at the intersection of Beach road and Ocean Blvd. Although Crescent Beach does not have lifeguards or concessions it does share the same beautiful sand of Siesta Beach just to the north and peaceful waters and a more relaxed solitary feel.

 

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Manasota Beach, FL

Manasota Beach is about an hour south of Bradenton on Manasota Key.  The water is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and there are sharks teeth to be found in the 14 acres of beach and dunes.  There is free parking and year-round lifeguards, picnic tables, fire pits, boardwalks and bath facilities, plus volley ball courts a boat ramp and a 620 ft. dock where you can fish. 

 

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Turtle Beach, FL

Turtle Beach is at the southern end of Siesta Key. The sand is a bit coarser and the beach drops off more dramatically than other Siesta Key beaches which means 
snorkeling and shelling is better.  The best time to shell is after a storm or very early in the morning. There are no lifeguards but there’s picnic tables a shelter, playground, restrooms and showers and plenty
of parking.  Park your boat trailer and launch into the lagoon for a day on the water.  It is an ideal beach for a few hours of picnicking, sunbathing, or shelling.

 

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North Jetty Beach, Casey Key, FL

North Jetty Beach is at the south end of Casey Key and hasfree parking, lifeguards, picnic tables in the shade of Australian pines, concessions, volleyball courts, a playground, restrooms and showers and bait shop. Fishermen cast their lines from the rocks as they watch dolphins play in the channel.  Sun worshipers can head over the dunes to the sandy beach. Bring your surf board because this is one of the better surfing spots along the GulfCoast.

 

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Venice, FL fishing pier

The Venice Fishing Pier is located at Brohard Park on the south end of the island of Venice about 50 minutes south of Bradenton.  The 700-foot pier is a super location for fishing or watching a beautiful sunset.  Hungry? Visit Sharky’s, the only beach front restaurant in the Venice area and connected to the pier. There’s a bait shop, with snacks and drinks and nearby are picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, and public restrooms. There is no fee to access the pier and no fishing license required! 

 

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Brohard Paw Park, Venice, FL

Brohard Paw Beach in Venice is where you and your “best friend”
can play in the Gulf with other dogs. It has doggie drinking fountains, fire hydrants, showers for “dogs only”, and leash posts.  Shaded by huge oaks, small dogs play in their fenced arena while the big guys chase around in the larger play pen. A walkway leads to the beach where your hound can play in the sand. Doggie waste bags and receptacles are provided. Humans have drinking fountains, picnic tables and restrooms. Parking is very limited, off road parking is across the street.

 

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Lido Key Beach, FL

Whitney Beach, approximately a quarter-mile long, is located directly across from Whitney Plaza at the north end of Longboat Key. This pristine beach extends southward behind several condominium residences. A public parking area is conveniently located on Broadway Street just west of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Bring what you require for this beach and other public access points, for they do not provide modern conveniences.  Certified as a Clean Beach by the federal Clean Beaches Coalition.  Free. 

 

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Bean Point Beach, Anna Maria, FL

Bean Point (Anna Maria Beach) on Anna Maria Island, where you like to relax, value your privacy, and be in walking distance to the action. That's why Bean Point is the beach for you! Tucked away on the very northern tip of Anna Maria Island, Bean Point is one of the most secluded beach spots you'll find anywhere. It offers breathtaking views, quiet shores and unrivaled relaxation. The best part is that it's just walking distance from the shops and restaurants on Pine Avenue and the Anna Maria City Pier. Enjoy the best of private relaxation and fun island action from Bean Point. 

 

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Bradenton Beach, Bradenton Beach, FL

Bradenton Beach is located in the city of Bradenton Beach and is accessed from most side streets off Gulf Drive. The beach extends north from Coquina and Cortez beaches featuring shaded parking and long views up and down the coastline. Adding to its charm is its connection to casual dining, ice cream parlors and quaint little shops. Parking on the side streets is limited and you need to arrive early on weekends!  

 

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Bowman's Beach, Ft. Myers, FL

Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel Island is isolated and picturesque. This beach is probably the most popular on Sanibel. Great shelling and amenities make it worth the five minute hike from the parking area to the beach. Adventurous beachcombers can walk for several miles on unobstructed white sand beaches covered in shells. The shoreline at Bowman's Beach has experienced little of the intense development seen on the rest of the islands. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, bathrooms and bike racks.

 

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Pass-A-Grill Beach, FL

Pass-A-Grill Beach, just across the Skyway Bridge from Bradenton brings out the adventurer in you.  Get barefoot. Relax, go beachcombing, boating, visit quaint shops and catch a nearly perfect sunset. You are sure to see Bottlenose dolphins playing and teaching their young how to fish.  Fishing is for humans too.  Find a variety of hungry fish including snook, tarpon and snapper.  Then relax in one of the quaint inns or dine at a variety of waterfront restaurants. 

 

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Fort Myers Beach, Ft. Myers, FL

Ft.Myers Beach gained a reputation as the World’s Safest Beach because of no undertow and shallow water. A little less than two hours south of Bradenton people can walk the entire 7-mile length of the island along its sandy shores.  The north end of the Island has plenty of beachy shops and resort entertainment for the youthful crowd while the middle and southern part of the Island is more family oriented.  There are many hotels and small motels directly on the beach all along the Island. Over 1.8 million people visit here each year and many come to dine on “pink gold” shrimp and celebrate the blessing of the fleet with a weeklong Shrimp Festival, usually held in March.

 

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