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Coquina Baywalk

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Address: 1301 Gulf Dr S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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A small nature park on Anna Maria Island perfect for relaxing walks.

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Lovely!

Quite lovely, meandering walkways through the mangrove trees with several that lead out to various viewing areas overlooking the Sarasota Bay. There's also a small "coastal ridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quite lovely, meandering walkways through the mangrove trees with several that lead out to various viewing areas overlooking the Sarasota Bay. There's also a small "coastal ridge" viewing area that gives you a 360 degree view of part of the south end of Anna Maria Island. Other than the small incline up to the coastal ridge spot, the entire area... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a cold and blustery January day and we stumbled on the bay walk (also known as Leffis Key). The boardwalk has somewhat of a maze effect as you are drawn deeper into the mangrove forest and afforded opportunities to veer off for an outside view over the bay. We found little sheltered nooks with a bench to enjoy... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a pretty and easy nature walk, but take note- no dogs are allowed. (You could be fined $500).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy an easy-going trail with several water overlooks. Clean and unhurried, this trail offers several places to sit and enjoy the view.

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lanhamumc
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wooden boardwalk makes this short trail into a barrier island informative with lots of info signs.

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Lancaster, PA
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108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked right across the street from the Coquina beach and enjoyed the baywalk for an hour or so. It was an easy walk and we enjoyed the quiet!

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Batavia, Illinois
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a nice easy walk on the bay side near the south tip of the island. Mangroves, crabs, geckos, birds, and great views of Sarasota Bay. Even during the holiday week when the rest of the island was pretty crazy, we were the only people here.

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Cadiz, KY
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The baywalk is a nature lovers paradise! To see the most, go early in the morning while the birds are still there. You'll see everything from pink spoon bills to eagles. And we also saw SO MANY sand crabs! If nature is your thing - don't miss this free walk through beautiful natural areas.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We always enjoy the quiet walk among the mangroves of this baywalk! It has side walkways to take you face to face with the bayside, and all the waterfowl there to enjoy and take photos of. It is easy to access for all, and gives you a lovely moment of peace and quiet in nature to enjoy!

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Wells, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

very relaxing place but not actually much to see or do there ok if you have a hour to kill or if you are waiting on a trolley

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