White sandy beach! Not a whole lot of shopping on the beach. Can rent beach chairs if needed. The water is clear!
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It was my kids’ first beach vacation. We went to Lido Beach day one, Bradenton Beach day two, and Siesta Key day three. They enjoyed Bradenton the most. Lido sand was pretty rough, Siesta Key’s sand was too fine and was a good quarter mile...More
This was our first trip here and we are booked again for next year. We stayed a week in the upstairs unit on 1202 Gulf Drive North, a rental property by Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals. It was a lovely one-bedroom apartment with sliding glass doors...More
Great beach to walk and llok for shells. Lot of sealife too. the sunsets are breath taking. we come every year!
Bradenton Beach & Anna Maria island in general Has (almost guaranteed) great weather. Some fantastic beaches, attractive scenery, good restaurants, nice small shops, and friendly people. But, it is a victim of the foregoing superlatives, as this corner of paradise is so popular that it...More
The ocean is truly good for the soul. I crave the ocean water and waves. Being from northeast North Dakota, one week of beachtime is a means for revival and survival! It’s beautiful living where I do, but there is something medicinal about the ocean!...More
Anna Maria Island is an incredible place to visit with amazing beaches, sunsets and fun activities. The traffic has increased over the years so be prepared to wait in line to go both south and north past Cortez Rd. and Bridge St. in Bradenton Beach....More
We. Visited Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island for 3 weeks. We loved it We were right across from the beach and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. We also utilized the free island trolley We look forward to returning next year
Love the white sand & calm gulf waters. Many of the beaches have picnic benches under palm trees. Great way to get out of the hot sun.
I have visited Anna Maria Island a number of times, most recently in February 2018. This is one of my favourite beaches to visit in the Tampa-Bradenton-Sarrasota area. It is about a 35-45 minute drive from Bradenton (traffic depending) - and the closest beach to...More