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Coquina Baywalk

1301 Gulf Dr S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Anna Maria
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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Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a nice surprise. We wanted a short outing and this nature walk was perfect. There are boardwalks through the mangroves that lead to piers that let you look out over Sarasota Bay. We were able to watch a group of dolphins for quite a while from one of the piers.

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Islip, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great little nature walk...well-maintained boardwalk, informative bulletin boards to help you identify flora and fauna, really peaceful overlooks of the bay...the only problem we had was finding the place. From the official address (and google maps) it looked like it was yards away from our condo rental, the Coquina Moorings building, but it really wasn't. It was a quite a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful walk through mangroves with great views of the area. My two kids loved looking for wildlife which on our visit included a heron and a bunch of little crabs in the sand. Free activity and a nice way to spend an hour or so. A map of the trail would be nice as I wasn't sure how far in... More

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Frederikssund, Denmark
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a short but nice walk, that can be done by bike if wished. Tons of life everywhere. Birds, craps, stingrays and you have it. If you are into fishing there are good opportunities here. A few signs here and there would help, it is a little confusing finding your way on the trails.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice walk through the mangroves! Lots of little crabs and lizards! Nice views of Cortez and bay's. Saw lots of birds and butterfly's.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a relaxing stroll through a tropical setting. You may even see fish, birds, and manatee. My kids loved the scenery.

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Eldridge, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Go during cooler part of the day! I spotted a blue crab in the water. We saw many Mangrove Crabs which are creepy but cool to see!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a beautiful short nature walk on the southwest side of the island. The walk begins on a shell path and then becomes boardwalk. Part of the walk is in thick mangroves. We were not lucky with our wildlife search. At one point on the path you are high enough to see the bay on one side and the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I am an area native that moved away many years ago because of work. My family still has a small place on Anna Maria that we visit each summer, but we've never visited the boardwalk area because it's usually too hot and buggy. This year with our kids off to college, we came a month early and brought our 2-man... More

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Saint John, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We enjoyed our walk through the mangrove tunnels. It was a quiet and relaxing time. We saw different species of Herons and other birds. The boardwalk was well designed and maintained. The educational signage was informative and highlighted the importance of mangroves for birds and fish.

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