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“The most western barrier island, Anna Maria...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bean Point

Bean Point
Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Anna Maria
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“The most western barrier island, Anna Maria...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

There is not another place like it on the Florida's gulf coast. The sands are beautiful, the waters are inviting, the sunsets are the only thing you die for here! When swimming here please remember you are not in a pool...we are the Gulf of Mexico, we have gulfstream currents. You will love Bean Point.

Visited August 2013
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Hörby, Skåne Län, Sweden
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“Beautiful but deadly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

In answering to the previous poster that couldn't understand why Bean Point isn't as visited as other beaches.

Riptides!

It's absolutely stunning on Bean Point, but at certain times the riptides are killers. You have drownings here every year.

Visited June 2013
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Florida
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“Gorgeous views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Northern most end of Anna Maria Island where Tampa Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. Rough waters, no swimming in this area. Deadly undertow. Soft, clean powdery white sand. At 5-6 pm Thursday nights, you can watch the Cruise Ships leaving Port of Tampa and passing by heading to the Caribbean. Parking is an issue. Beautiful vantage point for sunsets.

Visited August 2013
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Astoria, New York
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Best Beach Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

There are no words to explain this beach, except perfect. Water is like pool water. Sand is perfect. It isn't as visited as other beaches, I don't know why, but if you like carribean style beaches, this is your beach

Visited August 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Best beach on Anna Maria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Large beach. The biggest we found on Anna Maria. Fun to look for sea shells, star fish, sting rays and crabs. Take a flash night and go look in the water at night to see what you can find but don't go too far into the water as there are quite a few smaller sting rays up close to the water line.

Visited August 2013
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