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Manatee Public Beach

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Address: Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Beautiful beach

What a lovely place to visit. White sandy beach with warm ocean waves. Great town nearby. Clean and easy access.

Reviewed 6 days ago
AdamandRose
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Tecumseh, ON
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Tecumseh, ON
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. White sandy beach with warm ocean waves. Great town nearby. Clean and easy access.

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Thank AdamandRose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going to this beach because you can access off the beaten path and enjoy less populated beach areas. The wildlife is amazing.

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Thank bpujols
Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NOT ENOUGH parking spaces. But beach is beautiful. And a lot of activity. Water is wonderful. A cafe is just on the sand.

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Thank tinapblum
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great beach with nice clear water. Only negative is that there are too many shells in the sand. It doesn't have that powdery white sand like the other beaches in the area have.

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Thank katiefitness92
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, great sand and the ocean is so nice. Sometimes it is busy and sometimes it isn't but it's perfect for your beach day.

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Thank Travis M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Very clean. Very crowded. Could use more parking. You can rent chairs. 6.00 for the day. Very cheap. Plenty of bathrooms. A big gift shop. And we can't forget the ice cream shop. Can't wait to come back

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to every single other public beach I've ever visited or heard of this one is gorgeous, easily accessible, clean and not crowded. That being said I gave it a 4 because it pales in comparison to our more private stretch of beach a short walk from our rental home. We visited Manatee for the playground for our small children... More 

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chicago, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live close by and love this beach. I found a more secluded beach nearby which I wont mention but the public beach is very pretty, usually clean and the Café nearby has yummy all you can eat pancakes.

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IL, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this beach! My hubby and I (and the kids in a previous trip) love coming here to eat! All you can eat pancakes for breakfast! Yummy fried fish for dinner and a great beach-side bar. There is also an ice cream shop and souvenir shop. Many public bathrooms and outdoor showers to rinse off. The free trolley stops here... More 

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Mesa.,Az
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

,, this is a very white sand beach. It's very clean. The shells were numerous. The water was very clear. We will be going back.

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