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Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
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“great beach” (45 reviews)
“free parking” (40 reviews)
“pancakes” (31 reviews)
Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my kids first experience of the beach and mine too we all absolutely loved it we came in May and the first few days the water was very choppy and a bit ruff but all the locals reassured us this is not normal...More

Thank arielrayy3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beach today to make a change from the Orlando parks and to say we had swam in the gulf sea. This beach was fantastic - there is free parking, clean toilet facilities and changing rooms. We hired a couple of umbrellas (12...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beach is wonderful if you get there by 7:30 and leave by 10:00 a.m. Other times are just to crowded, parking is difficult,the bathrooms get dirty.It is just to crowded for relaxing and to many cigarette butts left on the beach. they need to...More

1  Thank Floridafish
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Parking is tough. Beach is decent size and space. The amenities on site are fairly clean. Sand quality is fair as well. It does get very hot. No shade here. Very close to other restaurants and stores that you need.

Thank Averagejoe001
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Love Love Love this beach! Beautiful! Wonderful place with showers and changing rooms. Easy parking. Beautiful place. Put this one on your beach bucket list!

Thank RuthieB56
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We walked here.....and ate and sit out at picnic tables near or right at edge of beach with close parking....neat place!!

Thank Lindsey B
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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. 😀