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There’s something magical about walking the access path - the trees have created an arch, it’s... read more

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Bean Point is one of the loveliest spots on the Florida coast, quiet beach with trees and rocks... read more

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tbwagner
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Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There’s something magical about walking the access path - the trees have created an arch, it’s magical there are butterflies flitting about as you approach the wooden ramp. As up take a few steps up the most beautiful site appears. We found amazing shells after...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bean Point is one of the loveliest spots on the Florida coast, quiet beach with trees and rocks, you think your in the Bahamas, it just has a lovely glow and a great quiet beach to relax. During the week it is almost empty, just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start your walk at one of the streets Gulf or Bayside. Remember the breakfast options - dare I suggest Ginny's & Jane E's Cafe and Gift Store at end of the walk and Rod and Reel, Two Scoops, The General Store and Deli, or depending...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Holidaymaker050
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank walkonthebeach5
Reviewed November 7, 2018 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!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank puffy492003
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank fishblow
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matt S
Reviewed October 16, 2018 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jennifer K
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Michele W | Reviewed this property |
It was not completely uncovered as we have seen in past years.
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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.
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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
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Ashley S
Newburgh, Indiana
Trip Report 06/11/2016 - 06/18-2016 (9 Replies)
I think I've found a new favorite vacation place! We all absolutely loved it here! We stayed in Bradenton Beach and it was lovely! Every day except for Thursday (waves were rough) we went to the beach. We made it to Bean Point to watch the sunset and got some wonderful pictures. My 20 year old daughter and her boyfriend would take off in the afternoon to "explore the island" and immediately headed to Bridge Street lol. We ate at a few different places and I loved The Bridge Tender Inn! Best...More
June 22, 2016|
Response fromdoughnut_60|
I like Santa Rosa Beach too, but I would also choose AMI over it. Glad you had a fun vacation. AMI is special!
Wubster4219
New England
Trip Report 5/1 - 5/6 - Travel w/ Toddler (5 Replies)
I've mainly lurked on this forum but thought I would post our trip report for anyone in the midst of planning that might be interested. My DH & I were traveling with our 12 month old DD. I am happy to report that our suspicions were correct. AMI was a GREAT place to vacation with a little one. We decided early on that we didn't want the hassle of a rental car. DH has been traveling on business alot & we spend Mon - Fri sitting in traffic. We needed a break from driving, driving,...More
May 07, 2010|
Response fromBeachBumsAMI|
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure meeting you (it is always nice to put a face with the type :) ). I am glad to hear you enjoyed Anna Maria and hope that you will visit again soon! Regards, BeachBumsAMI
Sally C
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Bradenton Beach or further North?? (27 Replies)
I'm looking to rent a cottage for 5 days early November 2017. We are a family of 6 with 4 kids aged 6 to 14. Have found a GORGEOUS cottage close to Bradenton beach but I'm a bit worried that area is a bit too 'lively' for us. Found another lovely place on 62nd a bit more expensive and not quite as nice and then a third place very close to Bean Point, much dearer and not as nice as the other 2. Bean Point looks so lovely though. Any advice on which property???
May 07, 2016|
Response frommadref|
We prefer the north end. You should know that the beach at Bean Point has no facilities but if the house is very close you might be able to walk home for bathroom, snacks, etc. If you share addresses someone might be able to help you a little better. We stayed in all three towns this winter and love the quieter north end. BB has lots of restaurants, etc. Someone else here mentioned they find it tacky. We did, also, but I am sure there are people who would disagree.