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Manatee Public Beach

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Address: Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Great beach with all the mod cons

Beautiful beach with all the bits you'd expect. There is plenty to do even for those who don't like sunbathing. There is about 5 beach volleyball nets and plenty of space to play... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach with all the bits you'd expect. There is plenty to do even for those who don't like sunbathing. There is about 5 beach volleyball nets and plenty of space to play. It does get busy but you can spread along as it runs all the way down the island. There is also parking and shops and restaurant. You... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

family friendly beach with beautiful water and white sand . A real clean public beach . We also enjoyed the food from the snak concession a sit was suprisingly good . easy access with ample parking make this beach a winner .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Manatee Beach is the quintessential family friendly beach. We got there and it was a little deeper than we expected, so we dropped the cash for a few float rings from the shop on the beach. $9 a piece was well worth it to have happy kids, and floats that I didn't have to waste my breath inflating. Water was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stayed two streets over from here. Our area was uncrowded but the closer you go to the public beach area, it was people on people. It had volleyball, rentals for umbrellas and chairs (around$6 each) and a great place to eat and listen to evening music while the sun set. Food was pricey at around $9 for chicken fingers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Made a stop here for a post wedding breakfast party and it was a very nice beach. Huge parking lot, that filled up fast. Lots of food, a store, and changing rooms/bathrooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We decided to go beaching& chose Anna Maria. Easy access off Rt. 75 to Rt. 64. The beach is great to walk & swim. They have all the facilities you need. The water wasn't as clear as usual because of 4 previous days of rain. Great place to spend the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This beach has the best of everything! Beautiful water and white soft sand, shaded picnic area, playground, snack bar, bar, daily pancake breakfast, showers, restrooms....I'm saying EVERYTHING! And you don't have to walk a mile in the sand to get to the beach. The beach is perfect for little kids, skim boarders and at times, boogie boarders. Last week from... More 

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Manchester, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Clean, great for families, plenty of FREE parking, changing cabanas, restrooms, restaurant, volleyball nets and beach rentals. Water is crystal clear and calm.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This clean, quiet beach has not only the ocean, but a playground, volley ball nets, restrooms and gift shop/store. Plus the trolley stops right across the parking lot. This was a great stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is one of the reasons I live here. Got the end of Manatee Avenue park your car, walk out a couple of feet and watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Relax, this is what is all about.

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