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Best family beach!

This is the best family beach. There are plenty of shaded picnic tables for take advantage of. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vickie C
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Winter Haven, Florida
Well furnished

Changing stations, a small but well stocked concession stand, a lifeguard stand, nice sand, wide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lheadley
,
Omaha, Nebraska
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This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (32 reviews)
“public beach” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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"great beach"
in 32 reviews
"anna maria island"
in 14 reviews
"public beach"
in 19 reviews
"concession stand"
in 14 reviews
"family beach"
in 7 reviews
"siesta key"
in 18 reviews
"shade trees"
in 5 reviews
"white sand"
in 16 reviews
"lots of picnic tables"
in 5 reviews
"beach market"
in 4 reviews
"perfect sand"
in 4 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 9 reviews
"free trolley"
in 4 reviews
"sarasota area"
in 4 reviews
"clear water"
in 8 reviews
"picnic area"
in 6 reviews
"nature walk"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best family beach. There are plenty of shaded picnic tables for take advantage of. The beach is beautiful. Powder white sand, lots of shells and calm warm waters. This is our favorite place to go to the beach. Lots of shopping and...More

Thank Vickie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Changing stations, a small but well stocked concession stand, a lifeguard stand, nice sand, wide beach area and lots of parking. Not much character.

Thank lheadley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to this area for 8+ years. Discovered Coquina Beach the first year. It’s located south of Anna Maria just before the bridge going onto Longboat Key. Less crowds, plenty of parking, lifeguard huts, restrooms. And the best part: sugary sand beach....More

Thank orgelmeister7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the free trolley down to Coquina Beach but if you went by car there is plentiful free parking. The beach is stunning & there is a lovely boardwalk. We can highly recommend The Coquina Beach Cafe. We had the best fish & chips...More

Thank fisherpl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love going here when it's really sunny out. Most beautiful beach , and most beautiful sunsets. Perfect for taking ur dates

Thank elliottn2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am sunset savant. The sunsets on this beach are a religious experience! Never duplicated, and an artists rendering if colors and hues. The water and sky join together and transport to a higher ground.

Thank Brenda P
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Why leave the USA when you have beaches like this ... the sand is white the water is blue and it is just unbelievably beautiful .. plenty of parking clean bathrooms ... a must stop if your in the Bradenton beach area

Thank Tan-girl1
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Park has nice picnic area & facilities. Playground for kids. The beach isn't a place to swim , but there are life guards. Numerous concrete barriers making walking in the water difficult. I would not take children there to swim. I would say it is...More

Thank Mzing1
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Not as famous as Sarasota's Siesta Key, Coquina Beach, just off the Longboat Key bridge, Coquina has plenty of free parking, changing stations, a boat dock, snack stands and life guards in season. There are shaded picnic areas and lots of space on the beach....More

Thank Judy5569
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This is just a great beach. Powder soft sand and lovely sea with a car park and good facilities. Lifeguards a plenty.

Thank DickiesLondon
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Dave M
5 February 2018|
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Response from corollaclub98 | Reviewed this property |
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Dave M
5 February 2018|
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Response from fisherpl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we counted at least two blocks of restrooms along the beach walk and there is a restroom round the back of the Coquina Beach cafe
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Kimberly F
14 October 2017|
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Response from raindrop86 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately NO dogs on path or beach.
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