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Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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“free parking” (41 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“all you can eat” (31 reviews)
Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach was convenient to where we were staying. There was plenty of parking available both times we visited. The are all the basic things, such as, snack bar, changing booths, restrooms, showers, etc. The only negative was the beach sand had a considerable amount...More

Thank rmartin0815
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

White sands, very clear water on the Gulf of Mexico so good temperature even in November. Recent hurricanes had brought in Jelly fish so be aware with kids. There are changing facilities, showers, cafe and toilets nearby.

Thank jhart192
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Anna Maria Island. Beaches are beatiful. White sand. Manatee Beach has a Beach Cafe that serves great pancakes for breakfast. All you can eat. Free parking but you have to come early to get a spot. Right across the street from Skinny's Place...More

Thank island20152015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manatee beach is a great place to take a family. It is safe and has excellent swimming. There are showers available and a good cafe.

Thank elizabethchaya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most beautiful beach with clear water i have seen in the U.S., my family had a blast. It is definitely a laid back and beautiful beach to visit. I will definitely come next year.

Thank dianapz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manatee beach is a great beach with lots of parking and conveniences such as bathrooms, restaurant, and a store. The beach itself is long and very wide. There are also volleyball nets and swings for the kids. One could easily spend the day here.

Thank aorton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to get the all you can eat pancake breakfast - I never order an additional plate. You'll receive 4 light & fluffy pancakes with 3 sausage patties. Best non-sweetened ice tea around. Vast menu for breakfast and lunch with ocean side seating. They...More

1  Thank Julie B
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It's a Great beach with a great view! The water is a beautiful Green blue. It Was not very crowded on my visits either!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had our lunch here the day we arrived on the island Extensive menu Helpful friendly staff Tables right on the beach Great location

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you like a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, etc., and enjoy being on the beach, you must visit the Manatee Public Beach. Afterwards, you can play a few games of volleyball or just take a leisurely walk down the beach.

Thank dkpho2graphy
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
I was at Manatee Beach are for almost 3 months and never saw Red Tide!
13 March 2017|
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Response from _chrissanchez96 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, it is not dog-friendly.
Brenda C
27 February 2017|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
They are outside by the parking lot and the bathrooms. 😀