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The softest sand on the island!

We explored all the beaches on the island and Bean Point has the softest sand (like flour). It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houlton, Maine
Great beach off the beaten path

Bean point is a hidden gem on Anna Maria Island. It is an unspoiled and uncrowned oasis on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradenton, Florida
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Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Bean Point is located at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island, west of Bradenton, FL. I am posting this because for all of you visitors that think swimming here is a good idea, think again. For one, the rip currents are so strong you...More

19  Thank Nelsonfoodie99
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Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

If you just wanna walk or stare at the sand ok you've arrived. Get in the water you will die. Danger don't swim here I almost lost my life here last year and I am a beach bum. Tourist beware .

14  Thank Travel242424
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We explored all the beaches on the island and Bean Point has the softest sand (like flour). It’s a very quiet beach and so beautiful with all the dunes. If you are able to stay near or at Bean Point, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this end...More

1  Thank walkonthebeach5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bean point is a hidden gem on Anna Maria Island. It is an unspoiled and uncrowned oasis on the Northern tip of the island. You have to walk a bit which keeps the crowd down but the beach and the views are spectacular!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is at the extreme north end of Anna Maria Island. It is HUGE! One of the largest stretches of sand anywhere in Florida. Not the best for swimming due to the strong currents, but a great place to chill and relax. Towards evening...More

Thank fishblow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with the family in late July before the red tide hit. We are so thankful we were able to enjoy this beach and island before the red tide moved into the area. It was spectacular! words can describe the beauty of this place....More

Thank mam8a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The water here is so clear you can find all types of shells and wildlife. My wife and I saw starfish and multiple types of crabs. It’s a must see at sunset.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were rip tide warnings here, so we did not swim, just came to walk the beach at sunset, and the view was amazing!

Thank roseofsilvr
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very end of the island Been many times but not to the tip well worth a visit Crystal clear water v quiet and secluded Luvly beach and great view

2  Thank Nije C
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sunsets, water, wind and just serenity. Great place to relax, take a deep breath and enjoy one of the world's great places.

2  Thank larrymckinney44
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Unfortunately we were there during the red tide and couldn't spend much time on the beach. In the evening when the wind and water were calm we went back to view the sunsets. The beach is very wide but the parking is limited. Street parking...More

1  Thank woodgrip
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Great spot on AMI for relaxing beachside-lots of rentals to choose from and a wonderful small community.

3  Thank ADT0418
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Jennifer K
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Response from Michele W | Reviewed this property |
It was not completely uncovered as we have seen in past years.
June 13, 2018|
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Response from alangarten | Reviewed this property |
I believe AMI has a "no dog" policy on all of their beaches.
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Ontari0Canuck | Reviewed this property |
We parked on a residential street. The house we parked in front of, coincidently, a couple were sitting outside the home. We asked if it was okay to park there and they indicated it was. There were plenty of trades vehicles... More