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Address: Longboat Key, FL
Description: This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.

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Great place for families!

Two playgrounds, one shaped like a pirate ship! The beach sand is white and powdery and kept very clean despite the crowds on the weekends. On Sundays there is a little farmers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Theresa C
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Fort Worth
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Fort Worth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Two playgrounds, one shaped like a pirate ship! The beach sand is white and powdery and kept very clean despite the crowds on the weekends. On Sundays there is a little farmers market with crafts and homemade foods and produce. Bathrooms available. Lifeguards on duty at certain hours. A little cafe with snacks available. Overall a very nice place.

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Lake Wylie, SC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice beach, plenty of room & parking. Very clean. Nice path for walking & biking. Plenty of shade trees. Nice facilities for bathroom, & even offer changing stations. Nice lifeguard stations.

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Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This beach is beautiful! It has a huge parking lot, plenty of pine trees for shade, picnic areas, restrooms, the water is gorgeous... we feel like we are somewhere else other than Florida, the water is aqua/turquoise in color most of the time, very tranquil and just amazing! Although it is very far from us we still make the 2+... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been coming here for years. It's just a wonderful place to be. Amazing beach, free parking, restrooms, changing rooms and wall to wall sunshine (well pretty much most of the time). Trolley service is excellent. Took the one to Longboat Key today ($1.25 per adult each way). The one up and down Anna Marie Island is free and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Clean, plenty of free parking, safe, well patrolled, plenty of picnic spaces, cold water at drinking fountains - Coquina Beach is the epitome of a beach! The only smalll issue I discovered was that after it rained, there were some extremely large pot holes - but who cares - the free trolley services it so don't drive. This beach also... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Located on the south end of the island, Coquina Beach is the longest stretch of beach on Anna Maria. Plenty of FREE parking, lifeguards, concessions, picnic tables, a playground, restrooms and showers. Remnants of old piers jutting out into the water make it a choice spot for surfers. Great beach for swimming, sunbathing, or just playing in the sand. Dolphins... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Beautiful place for families and friends. They offer bathrooms,clean sand,trolley services and alot of parking. Ther's also a bike/walking/running path.Shelling is pretty good as well. :)

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Buffalo, NY
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Always make a stop at Coquina while vacationing at adjacent Longboat Key. One of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Not many services, - there are bathrooms, changing rooms, maybe a couple of lifeguards, no stores or bars, - but it's all free. Plenty of parking & space during the week, but can get quite crowded on weekends. Great for... More 

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Wetherby
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We went to this beach as a family of 3 with a 6 year old on 3 occasions during our stay in Florida, and found it easy to park on all occasions. There is a cafe nearby which does really nice burgers / sandwiches, toilets and showers to wash the sand off your feet. The beach wasn't over crowded, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A wonderful beach with lots of open spaces. Shade, picnic tables, showers, food, vendors, family beach.

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