We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Anna Maria Island Segway Rental
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“free parking” (41 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“all you can eat” (31 reviews)
Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
Write a ReviewReviews (486)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 461 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

On our recent trip to Anna Maria island we discovered that there is access to the beach at he end of every street on the west side and lane between every third house or so to reach the sugar white sands of the public beach....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

came here to see the sunset, the beach is clean and there is a restaurant on site that has live music. there are plenty of showers and bathrooms. i will return to enjoy a day here.

Thank mslee77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been going to this beach for years. It is conveniently located where Manatee Ave ends. It has a number of the expected amenities such as changing rooms, restrooms, showers, and lifeguards. There is a snack bar that serves nice meals,...More

Thank RaiderRed162
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm calm water. Super clean. Some shells. The sand is like sugar. Your near restaurants and bars. Parking in nearby lots.

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 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 November 2017

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 27 October 2017

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 25 October 2017

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
Nearby Restaurants
The Feast Restaurant
786 reviews
.26 km away
Beach Bistro
984 reviews
1.20 km away
Skinny's Place Incorporated
721 reviews
.98 km away
eat here
945 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bradenton Beach
710 reviews
.88 km away
Island Gallery West
16 reviews
.26 km away
MV Minnow Boat Tours
55 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
12 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from _chrissanchez96 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, it is not dog-friendly.
Brenda C
27 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
They are outside by the parking lot and the bathrooms. 😀