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Bradenton Beach

South Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Hamilton, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

But not as nice as Siesta Key. It's a shallow beach but patchy. We went to Lido beach, Siesta Key, Bradenton Beach, Northern tip of Anna Maria Island and St Pete's. By far, Siesta Key is the nicest overall (see review). Lido also had powdery sand, but was more secluded, fewer tourists. St Pete's also has nice sand, nice water,... More

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Parkton, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Pretty white sand, wide beach , showers , bar on beach, snowball stand. Chair rental and souvenir stand. Beautiful sunsets.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Nice and classically beachy local with plenty of parking between the back bay and the gulf. Busses run here regularly with stops all along the beach. Public restrooms placed periodically along the beach. Lots of covered picnic areas and wide open places for picnicking and sunbathing. Lovely area on Anna Maria!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Spent the afternoon lazing about on the white sands and swimming in the sea Nice peaceful place away from all the hustle and bustle of places like St. Petes and Clearwater

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

People. Secluded. Relaxing. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Good food. Everything you need is right there!

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Lafayette, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is a beautiful white sand beach, with some shells, fish and dolphins in the water, calm, rather shallow, great for young kids. Not much surf.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The sand is amazing! Anna Maria is old Florida the way it used to be no condo high rises and super people.

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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It was a beautiful view in the early morning. This beach is more of a "time for ourselves" since there's not many people! which I find to be awesome!! so peaceful!!

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Huntington, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a laid back, beautiful island! So lovely and friendly! Nice places to eat all around the island. Biking is great, beaches are easy access and the Gulf water is so blue and inviting. The shopping is great too. Tour the entire Island; go all the way around and you will be so happy you did!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We LOVE Bradenton Beach on AMI! The water is clear, the beach is beautiful and clean, and the area is fantastic...this is the place to be for a family vacation or even a beach day. Love, love, love!!!

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