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Bean Point

Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Anna Maria
Type: Beaches
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Jupiter, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This beach is somewhat secluded and a great place to enjoy the shallow waters of the gulf at any time of day. You can go hunting for sand dollars and you may even see a pair of manatees playing in the surf. This is a great place to view the sunset.

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Alice, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After reading the reviews, my family took the trip down from Tampa. It was so worth it! The island was a beautiful little island that reminded me a little of Hilton Head, SC. We went all the way to the tip of Bean Point. To my surprise the beach was not crowded at all. The water and sand were beautiful!... More

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Newark, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our family enjoyed the sunset at Bean Point most certainly. The sand was beautiful and soft (less shells than in some other beaches on the island). The evening we went (a Monday), it was not crowded and we took many photos. Also the walk to get to the beach from the main road was not as long as I was... More

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Ullesthorpe, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've visited many beaches based on reviews on Trip Advisor and found them over hyped. Not this one. It's absolutely beautiful. We parked at Rods & Reels Pier and had the pick of the sand as it was deserted. The kids loved the warm water (beware the strong current if visiting with very small children), whilst we relaxed. Lunch at... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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119 reviews 119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our second time to ami and bean point is a must. We found a few conch shells, saw birds diving for fish and an amazing sunset. There is parking on gladiolus - you'll see the signs.

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Racine, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We parked at the rod and reel pier-decent walk but not bad,you can see the skybridge off in the distance.we saw cruise ships,sailboats and even a couple getting engagement pictures.Beach is very wide.we went late afternoon and stayed for sunset,very spectacular.the bay and gulf meet and the water seemed a bit more swift than the other areas but even our... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This does take a bit of a walk if you can find a decent place to park. We parked at Rod & Reel pier. Decent walk to the entrance ...but once you get there, the path is short and nice. Views are very pretty but very similar to the other areas of the island for the most part. Didn't go... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have falling in LOVE with this Island and beach location. This beach is nestled between two piers and hidden on the North end of island. It takes a little effort to find but worth the effort. The side bar is not as wide as perhaps the west side of the island but I love the seclusion and intimate sunsets.... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Bean Point is beautiful! When we vacation on Anna Maria Island we stay at the Anna Maria Motel which is at the end of the island. All you have to do is walk across the street and down a path and Bean point is steps away!! The sunsets there are something like you have never seen before!! My husband always... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Gotta visit while in the area. Kind of hard to find - but worth the effort. Parking can be a nightmare. Not much to do if you have kids and the water seemed pretty swift moving. You are gonna love the sunset.

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