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Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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  • Average5%
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“free parking” (40 reviews)
“pancakes” (31 reviews)
“all you can eat” (29 reviews)
Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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A TripAdvisor Member
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the last secluded beaches in USA. Never crowded, has few houses on the beach. Water is shallow, great for snorkeling and fishing.

Thank vtc2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a quick walk to a public bathroom, and don't want to tote lots of items towards the beach, like Siesta Key! LOL! Also, there is a cafe nearby for food, as well as plenty of park benches and grills. Get there early...More

Thank sassyjess24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick service. Food was ok. I had the chicken ceaser wrap. Quite a big portion for approx $10. Would go back for a quick snack.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This has to be one of our most favourite beaches, I mentioned it once but tried to keep it a secret but it has now become a very popular and well visited location. Parking gets to be very difficult during busy weekend and holiday periods....More

1  Thank Reuben J
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Nice long and wide beach. How convenient to drive straight across and end at a nice beach. They have all the basics right there for bare foot shoppers to pick up, including some beach food, sunscreen, etc. Additionally, lot of parking, If you get there...More

Thank Belikinbeer
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited this public beach while staying in Bradenton. A short drive from downtown, we found the beach quaint & quiet- which we enjoyed. Free public parking (always a plus) and showers to clean off afterward made it a great visit. The...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 25 August 2017

gets very busy- parking gets crowded as does the beach- good beach experience can be had here. get early for a spot

Thank jlantern3
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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. 😀