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Bradenton Beach

South Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Venice, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was my first time staying at the Island Time Inn and I will definitely be returning. The staff was fantastic, the rooms and grounds were spotless. I was able to bring my dog who was always greeted by staff in a positive manner. I would highly recommend this inn to anyone who enjoys a good travel experience. Definitely 5... More

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New York,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The atmosphere is relaxing and casual with plenty of good restaurants, performing arts and little shops. What makes Anna Maria so attractive to visitors is its private island feel ….so book early and go back in time with this little island paradise.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
73 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the first Anna Maria Island beach that you encounter when you get onto the island. Plenty of free parking which is a huge advantage as parking on the island is limited near the other beaches. There are public changing facilities and bathrooms, as well as a very good snack bar/restaurant along with a gift shop where any necessities... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A little younger, hipper and faster paced than I prefer, but the beach itself is nice and there are plenty of amenities and entertainment. Fun and good times!

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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

wonderful friendly laid back people both as store owners and visitors. great restaurants and gorgeous sunsets

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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

With its' blue-green water and white sands, you can watch your troubles just melt away here! And even at the height of summer (at least for Floridians), it wasn't so crowded that you felt you were sandwiched in with umbrellas and chairs!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was our first time to Bradenton Beach. We absolutely loved it! The beach itself was beautiful. Lots of shells to explore. There are lots of shells when you first enter the water but watershoes are not needed unless your feet tend to be sensitive. The shells were on the smaller side so not a real problem at all. If... More

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Vidalia, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This a a beautiful beach. It's not packed with people and so the atmosphere is calm and relaxing. The sand is soft and the beach is clean.

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Ullesthorpe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We loved this beach primarily because it is so family friendly. A huge, wide strip of clean sand so big that even in mid July (we visited on a Thursday) we found plenty of space. But what really appealed to us was the fact that the road behind the beach had plenty of bars and restaurants. In that respect, for... More

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Arcadia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I liked the fact that the beach is very clean, not crowded and sandy (easy to walk in bare feet). Restaurants are within walking distance so you do not have to get cleaned up and drive somewhere for lunch or just a drink.

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