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Address: South Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Beautiful, public access beach!

White sands, endless views, uncrowded, warm water, spotlessly clean. Anna Maria Island has public access to all its beaches and they're all beautiful. You can't lose

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

White sands, endless views, uncrowded, warm water, spotlessly clean. Anna Maria Island has public access to all its beaches and they're all beautiful. You can't lose

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Hampton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Clean sand, clean water, good people. Easy to get to free beaches, lots of space, good place to collect shells (but not the best!) Nice restaurants nearby.

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Tampa, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach, gorgeous blue/green clear water--put your toes in the soft sand and dip them in the sparkling, crystal clear water of the southwest Fl water. This is one of my favorite beaches. I would recommend staying at one of the many quaint resorts in the area, and either walking to the beach and shops/restaurants or renting a bike. Traffic... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We were hesitant to write a review because there aren't many people who go here. Most people skip this beach and head north on the island, making this beach quieter. It is perfect: quiet, warm water, absolutely beautiful. A very romantic place with lots of great restaurants nearby (try the Island Creperie!). A true gem!

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have lived here in Bradenton for years and years. We go to Bradenton Beach almost every week. There is tons of parking, beautiful sand, clear water, and lots of nice people. I swim year-round at this beach, but it does get a little chilly between the months of December and March. You can surf here when tropical storms come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Clean and beautiful. A little crowded in mid-afternoon but it was high season and expected. No complaints!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This beach was absolutely beautiful. The water was clear and the sand was so fine. I absolutely recommend it.

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sandhurst
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

White, white sand and safe bathing. Saw dolphins most days. Not so good for children as there are no toilet facilities of life guard, both of which can be found at the nearby Coquina Beach.

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Woodstock, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Loved our time on this tranquil beach! Not a lot of crazies and lovely sand and water. Roads to the beach areas get congested so plan your trips wisely to avoid.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Beach is beautiful. Relaxing atmosphere. Free trolley for the island. Bike friendly. The island is narrow, so the Bay and the beach are both very accessible. Lovely, relaxing spot for families and a quick getaway.

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