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Coquina Baywalk

1301 Gulf Dr S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
Description: A small nature park on Anna Maria Island perfect for relaxing walks.
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

No charge for parking and the trolley stops right at the entrance. Squirrels will chase you for food but don't come too close. Must visit while on the island.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a lovely walk. It is very easy yet very scenic. It is quiet and a nice escape from the beach.

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Michigander
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Short and easy nature walk along boardwalk with bay, bridge and Cortez views. Some wild and sea life and quiet setting for a nice 1 hour diversion. Across the street from Coquina Beach with plenty of parking.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I've always preferred a great beach with some palms close enough to provide some shade when needed. This venue has both features plus picnic tables, and a great little café with gorgeous views of the gulf and reasonably priced food - outdoor seating only. On weekends they have a flea market and entertainment. Enough space on the beach for couples... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a great place to walk, view wildlife, explore a mangrove habitat and take photos. Wide sandy paths and boardwalks meander through the area and get you to quiet corners and open vistas. We saw lots of the black mangrove crabs, anole lizards and birds. We encountered only a few other people, so it felt like we had the... More

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Cheshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is one of those hidden gems that I didn't really have too much expectation for but turned out to be a really enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. You walk along pathways and boardwalks looking at scenery and wildlife - the little mangrove crabs were great scuttling about! If you like peace and quiet and nature then... More

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Seacoast NH
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This excellent nature walk offers an interesting boardwalk experience through the mangroves with frequent and rewarding different bay overlooks with benches, and an optional easy hilltop climb with overviews of Sarasota to the South and AMI bridges to the North. Bring your camera. Suitable for all ages. Great place to push a baby stroller or for elderly to stroll and... More

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had an early morning walk here. The wildlife was abundant! Dolphins, birds, we even saw a small hammerhead shark! We were the only people walking, very serene! Worth the walk! Don't miss it!

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Tampa, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Every square foot of Anna Maria is construction: homes, condos, hotels, shops, restaurants. That's how it seemed to me. But this shady walk through the mangroves takes you back to what the real Anna Maria must've been like before construction. And it has a unique feature: a hill with a view! Nice short, cool walk in the morning.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Again another great place to visit you just cannot go wrong visitng any beach or this baywalk on annamaria as its all so beautifull and clean and pristine to walk round and spot dolphins at your leisure .the whole island especially longboat key is picture perfect just stunning

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