Bean Point

Bean Point, Anna Maria: Address, Bean Point Reviews: 4.5/5

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esd87
Taylors, SC214 contributions
We stayed towards the middle of the island, but made several trips to Bean Point for sunset. I wouldn't necessary recommend this for day beach trips if you're not staying nearby, since the access to the beach is a significantly longer walk than at other locations on AMI. There are also no shower/restroom facilities. However, I highly recommend visiting for sunset!

The parking is difficult, but not impossible. If arriving for sunset, plan to come about 30-45 minutes before sunset. You can usually find people coming off the beach and snag a roadside spot about 1-2 blocks from the beach access. Just make sure you follow the parking signs and keep all tires off the pavement, or you'll get a ticket.

One thing to point out: we found that the sand by the dunes (in between the beach access and the beach itself) is almost magical. Incredible clean, white powder - like walking on powdered sugar. And it crunches like fresh snow!

I definitely recommend coming to Bean Point at least once during your trip for sunset.
Written June 7, 2021
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Kemi L
Potomac Falls, Virginia14 contributions
Bean Point is beautiful, with a large beach area. It is a great place to watch the sunset. However, it is a hike to get here if you don't have a car or golf cart - definitely not convenient. There is no parking but there is a loading/unloading area at one of the beach access points. The trolley does not come up here but you can walk up (about 20 min) from the Anna Maria City Pier.
Written July 30, 2021
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Doug
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There are awesome views of the sunset here on the northern tip of Anna Maria Island Florida. Its where Tampa Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. No parking unless you wanna walk a long way. We had a family member drop off and pick up at beach access point. Enjoy!!
Written August 4, 2020
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Frank L
Tampa, FL10 contributions
The old Island feel is gone. There are too many tourists and new locals who have invaded Manatee County over the past decade. It can take you two hours to get out to the beach on weekends and other days. There is lots of red tide during spring and summer months that makes staying on the beach unbearable and kills the fishing. It was paradise decades ago but not anymore. Progress has ruined this one time beautiful Island. Buyer beware.
Written January 26, 2022
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Rebecca H
21 contributions
This beach was amazing, even in December. It was below 70, but these 11 Seattleites were in the water and playing in the perfect size waves and sugar sand for hours, even with the passing clouds. I walked a long stretch and found some shells, the birds were really fun to watch, pelicans diving into the water. There is no parking lot and the closest streets have no parking signs, but we did park pretty close to one of the paths and it's probably a 100 yard walk from parked to beach.
Written December 16, 2020
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Lois Rebecca M
241 contributions
Couples
A romantic place for Sunsets and sunrises, the tip of Anna Maria Island is pristine and breathtaking. We like to ride our bikes down to the point from our home on Anna Maria Island.The area is primarily residential and parking is next to impossible. This adds to the charm. Bean Point is in Conservation so be prepared to be minimalist and leave no trash behind. The people walking the point are nature lovers which makes it special!
Written January 31, 2020
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Holly B
Pittsburgh, PA36 contributions
Family
This was definitely worth visiting! We parked in a free public parking lot close to the sandbar restaurant, then we walked along the beach to Bean point. It was absolutely beautiful. Clear water, soft sand, and not very busy in the morning.
Written February 26, 2022
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Lois Rebecca M
241 contributions
Couples
We always love to go to Bean point, but we appreciate it even more during this unique experience of social distancing! The beach is huge and essentially private as there are no hotels at the point. You can see sunset on the Gulf of Mexico and sunrise on Tampa bay. The dune grasses abd beach flowers are gorgeous! Don’t miss this amazing protected preserve at the northern end of Anna Maria Island!
Written January 11, 2021
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Sharon W
Lenoir City, TN753 contributions
Bean Point is a beautiful, natural beach. It is a great place to spend an afternoon but parking is limited especially during the busy season. It's on the tip of the island and has a great view of Tampa Bay and the Skyway Bridge. Bean Point is a must visit spot on Anna Maria Island!
Written January 25, 2020
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Hank H
Virginia447 contributions
Couples
Trip Advisor directions to this place took us to a residential neighborhood where “No Parking” signs outnumbered the number of the town’s residents. Yea, it may be beautiful, but only if you know someone. It should not be advertised on Trip Advisor.
Written November 13, 2021
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