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Nice beach!

Very nice beach, clean, restrooms were good, they have a cafe at the beach which has good food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great beach, parking can be tricky

Visited here late May on a Saturday. Very busy, even from as early as 9am, which was when we... read more

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4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice beach, clean, restrooms were good, they have a cafe at the beach which has good food, they also serve breakfast! They have a life guard and flags posted so that you know the conditions of the ocean. You can rent beach chairs and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here late May on a Saturday. Very busy, even from as early as 9am, which was when we arrived.... car park was already filling up. Beach itself is lovely and well-maintained, with soft sand and lots of space. Lots of public facilities available, including...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manatee Public Beach is very spacious, organized and busy. It seems to be quite popular with tourists and local public. There are various amenities available over there - a lifeguard station, playing grounds for kids, a casual beach cafe, restrooms, a big parking lot, shaded...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank irina g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach but Busy! If you are wanting a quiet less busy location...this isnt it. This has volleyball, live music, food, Store, icecream, bar, etc. The food is really good at the cafe there! We usually visit it each year.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 910karlys
Reviewed May 12, 2019

Sighseeing through the area, was staying in siesta key. We were eating in lido key and decided to drive to Anna Maria Island. Public Beach area is very crowded,it seems to be a main beach area.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

The beach is nice. They have live music in the evening, umbrella rentals, an outdoor restaurant and more. Nice place to spend the evening for a sunset.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank crissykaylor
Reviewed May 5, 2019

There are several reason for going to Manatee Public Beach. The beach sand is soft and white as is the sea bottom; it's easy to walk here. One does not need to wear shoes, flip-flops or other feet protection. The water is clear of seaweeds,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ggwattley
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Spent a day on Manatee Beach a week or so ago and was so glad we did. Spotlessly clean, friendly, with toilets and washing facilities, Nice restaurant. easy enough to get served despite the crowd. Not gourmet but fine for a day at the beach...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank David S
Reviewed April 23, 2019

On this occasion we only had a day on Anne Maria Island. We always head here cos of the free parking - try to get here before 10.30 to grab a spot - and the clean bathrooms. Well done whoever keeps them clean. Once here...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AndyP1998
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Our whole family with grandkids enjoyed spending time at Manatee Public Beach. The food was good and lots of fun activities on a beautiful, huge, white sand beach. The grandkids used shovels and pails in the sand right at our table keeping them entertained while...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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October 21, 2018|
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Response from happytraveler552 | Reviewed this property |
The cabanas are changing rooms. They are free. There are chairs and umbrellas for rent
August 13, 2018|
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Response from DGoose16 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the resort- when we were there in May - no red tide If it’s rainy season- which It is now- there is a high likely hood of it happening!
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Tayarrit76 | Reviewed this property |
No rocks