The Beaches of Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is known for its delightful beaches. In fact, there’s a nugget of wisdom going around among tourists that if you haven’t seen the sunset on the beaches of Anna Maria Island then you haven’t been there. So what makes those beaches so special? What beaches are on Anna Maria Island, anyway?

One of the beaches found on Anna Maria Island

Manatee Public Beach

Located in the Holmes Beach community, Manatee Public Beach is by far the most popular of all the Anna Maria Island beaches. You just need to take one look at the clear turquoise waters, the soft white sand, and the many families relaxing there and having a good time to understand why.

The location is also easy to get to. No matter which vacation rentals on Anna Maria you stay in, you can easily get to the beach. Simply take the free island trolley and it will drop you off right at Manatee Public Beach. It’s that easy.

The beach is also famous for the abundance of facilities, including parking, restrooms, changing cabanas, a playground, gift shop, wheelchair accessibility, lifeguards, shower stations, and picnic tables. You have everything you need to enjoy yourself and have a wonderful day on the beach, plus beach rentals save you the trouble of lugging furniture around all day.

Bean Point

Being off the beaten path has kept Bean Point beach off the radar of many visitors for years. So in a way, it was considered a secret place that only a few knew about it. But people talk and soon everyone was talking about that hidden gem that was once the home of George Emerson Bean, the founder of Anna Maria Island.

Bean Point isn’t just a beach area. It’s also the natural habitat for beautiful wildlife that you can come across as you trek down the beach and the trails leading to it. Another attraction is the historic homestead of the founder. Although the building itself is no longer there, the area is steeped in history. The scenic routes to get there may be just what you need if you want to enjoy a good leisurely hike or a picnic.

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Coquina Beach

Nestled among Australian pine trees at the southern tip of the island, Coquina Beach is the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing day. It’s more laidback than the other Anna Maria Island beaches, with the shade provided by the pine trees, couples and families tend to find it more attractive.

The beach has plenty of facilities and is well-staffed with lifeguards. Because it’s less crowded, many families consider it the ideal place to enjoy their vacation. The landscape of the beach, which combines sand dunes with beach grass and sea oats, gives it a distinct style.

The Coquina Beach cafe offers snacks, meals, and refreshments allowing you to stay all day enjoying the sand and the clear water.

Anna Maria Beach

Located at the northern tip of the island, the beach follows the contours of the island and is known for its peaceful atmosphere. What sets this beach apart from the other more popular and bustling beaches is its massive size. The beach stretches in front of your eyes without end. And of course, you won’t see many people around giving it the feel of a more private and exclusive beach.

However, lack of facilities discourages families with children from spending their day at this beach. It’s a spectacular place to lie down and enjoy some music or a bit of reading. The Rod and Reel Pier nearby is the best place to find food if you get hungry, and the pier also is a good place to do some fishing!

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