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What a View

You Park your car an walk. What a Veiw from the Beach. See the Gulf and the Bay in front of you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, OH, United States

This is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches I’ve been to. I have been to many beaches... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You Park your car an walk. What a Veiw from the Beach. See the Gulf and the Bay in front of you. The sand feels great under your feet.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank eugenec31
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches I’ve been to. I have been to many beaches worldwide and this beach is my new favourite.. Too bad I live so far away...very clean. It wasn’t crowded the day I was there. Perfect to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sand here is amazing, so soft. Parking can be tricky. Watch the signs and follow the directions so you don’t get a ticket. Sunsets here are also amazing as you have an extra wide view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer_MP3891DL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crisp white sand which Is like snow, amazing scenery, regular dolphin sightings, lovely long walks. Totally stunning beach, a must see

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A7029YGjuliem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unspoilt beach on the northern tip of Anna Maria Island. We locked up our bicycles and wandered along just chilling out for about an hour. Beautiful!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nedski67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here during Christmas while renting a house in the area. Beach is absolutely a Normas and there is plenty of room to get away from many people that may be out there. Sand is very nice and the water is shallow and warm. Really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 916KenB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you just went for the beach, it would be enough. It is better than most other parts of Anna Maria Island. There are lots of cool sand dunes and other areas that make it unique. But then you add in views of beautiful houses...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G2114WAjasonh
Reviewed December 14, 2018 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
1  Thank marcandbarbaramadia
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
Thank tbwagner
Reviewed November 28, 2018

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
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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.
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
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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!
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.