Coquina Baywalk
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A small nature park on Anna Maria Island perfect for relaxing walks.
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Lois Rebecca M
241 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
My husband and I felt very safe at the coquina beach bay walk today. I forgot to take my camera, so we will have to go back to capture the magic! I look forward to taking my grandchildren and sharing the very impressive educational signage! The walks through the mangroves was absolutely magical. We were there at low tide so we could see the mangrove roots with barnacles on them. The filtering power of their root system was quite visible! Do not miss this hidden gem!
Written January 11, 2021
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Thagirion
Tampa, FL105 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
I love this little preserve. While everyone's across the street at the busy beaches this is a great place to see Florida nature at a quiet slower pace. If you're into birds, plants and animals this is a very nice little park. There are many separate little boardwalks that give great views of the water and put you deeper and deeper into the mangrove forests. The water under the boardwalks is shallow and very clear. You can see fish, crabs and snails. Inland there is nice scrub habitat and two look outs on a hill that give a great view of this small island. On this trip I saw some very nice birds like warblers, pelicans, egrets, terns and many more. There are many lovely plants too like all the mangrove trees, succulents and tall grasses. Every time I have visited there have been few people to which is nice. Just a beautiful place.
Written March 5, 2015
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Liz8412
Honolulu, HI28 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
The Coquina Baywalk is a pretty set of trails and boardwalks that is right across the street from Coquina Beach. The paths wind throughout mangroves, giant sea grapes and over small inlets of water. You can see all kinds of fish, rays, birds and more. It is very quiet and relaxing and you never know what you may get to see. Sunsets are beautiful to see here as well. There are also benches to sit on by the water. I love coming here and it is never crowded with people. It is a beautiful place to go and enjoy Florida wildlife!
Written July 21, 2011
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Jill H
Sartell, MN12 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a beautifully preserved area and a peaceful walk. There was not one other person there when we went on the walk. We did not see any creatures other than 2 small geckos. One thing that would've made it easier to navigate would be a trail map. There is not one map of the trails, not even at the beginning.
Written January 14, 2020
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NHGlobeTrotter
Dover, NH72 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
A nice nature walk south of busy Bradenton Beach, you’ll have a nice view of the bay and see a few fiddler crabs and birds if you’re lucky.

Much of the area has boardwalks, but beware of soft sand if you’re traveling with someone in a mobility scooter - which can be a bit of a challenge in a few places, but manageable.

We went at mid-day, so most of the wildlife were hidden. Nevertheless, a nice break from the traffic, and the people. There was only one other car in the parking lot.

Note: This is not at the location shown on the TripAdvisor map. Coquina Baywalk is across from Coquina Beach, south of Cortez Avenue, on Leffis Key; just North of Longboat Key.
Written March 1, 2018
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Simon C
Romsey, UK5 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
We visited on December 27 2014 and it was a beautiful day. The wildlife was amazing and we saw swarms of fiddler crabs, black crabs in the trees, racoon prints, 20 or so buzzards and osprey catching fish. Keep left and make sure you go down each boardwalk to the water and you will end up at the hill. Go to the top for a great view and then keep left again for the car park. No signs nessesary.
Written December 27, 2014
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Anna C
Champaign, Illinois, United States49 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
We had an early morning walk here. The wildlife was abundant! Dolphins, birds, we even saw a small hammerhead shark! We were the only people walking, very serene! Worth the walk! Don't miss it!
Written October 14, 2013
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Richard A
York, UK83 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Ours was the only vehicle in the car park, should have been a warning. It’s a shame as it is informative and really well maintained. We followed the trail to the waters edge but unfortunately there was a rank smell and we saw very little wildlife and that which we did see was dead. Red tide is a natural occurrence but there is a hot debate in Florida about contributory causes. I’m no scientist but if this nature walk is the result of human impact politics should be set aside and the causes addressed.
Written August 17, 2018
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Babs
Minneapolis137 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
It's only about .8 miles long. You can do it at your own clip. We were there when the tide was out. The boardwalks take you right over the salt flats, marshy area, and the water. We saw birds, insect, crabs, etc. It is very cool inside because the trees go right over you. Combine this with a trip to the farmer's market across the street.
Written February 28, 2019
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OMI-1997
Orlando, FL267 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
We have visited Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas countless number of times and yet somehow we had missed this almost hidden quiet little spot. The Coquina Bay Walk at Leffis Key is a small preservation area but it has very nice walking trails, boardwalks, it is quiet, relaxing, and has great views of the bay! We really enjoyed it and recommend it to everyone who enjoys nature and a nice walk.
Written May 20, 2015
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