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Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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  • Average5%
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“free parking” (42 reviews)
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Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

This beach is beautiful, white sand and warm sea, very clean with nice restroom and cafe, parking also so a great place to visit

Thank Lee H
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Manatee is a blue collar beach. Small cafe and gift shop no decent restaurant or beach services. Water is good no decent snorkeling. For sand so to Siesta Key, restaurants go to Naples, clear water go to Clearwater.

Thank richard s
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We love this beach! There is a little restaurant and a beach shop in the main parking area. They have a very reasonable breakfast and the French fries are plentiful. The bathrooms are meh. Go early morning or early evening to get parking. My friends...More

Thank Sheila E
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We accessed the beach from closer to downtown Anna Marie off Magnolia street so not at main entrance. Plenty of room despite huge holiday crowds. Good walking for several miles in both directions. Beach depth very good. Flatter as you go further north. Only drawback...More

1  Thank bsguitar
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours at Manatee Beach yesterday with my husband, 19 yo dd, and my in-laws. Beach is gorgeous. Sand ranges from cornstarch soft to a soft gritty sand. Some areas, but but not many with lots of shells. Easy to dodge those though....More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Gorgeous. The sunsets never get old. Sand is powdery white and silky smooth. The water can be calm or with some nice waves. I have been coming here for over 20 years and have been to other beaches but this one is still the best.My...More

Thank _chrissanchez96
Reviewed December 13, 2016

This beach is conveniently located at the end of Manatee causeway. There's plenty of free parking, a cafe and the free trolley bus service has a stop off here. It is a bit of a hike to the water if you've a lot of "stuff"...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Were just driving along sight seeing when we came upon Manatee Beach. Always carry beach gear in the car so we hopped out and decided to spend a little time there. First thing we noticed were the concessions and changing facilities. Concession stand was really...More

1  Thank brewmlady
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

It's an amazing place to go either with kids, teenagers or just as a couple. It's fun for all ages, it's my favorite vacation spot hands down

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

The beach is beautiful and clean. The parking is free. The water is clear. Beautiful sunsets over the ocean.

Thank Sharon M
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April 11, 2017|
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
I was at Manatee Beach are for almost 3 months and never saw Red Tide!
March 12, 2017|
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Response from _chrissanchez96 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, it is not dog-friendly.
Brenda C
February 26, 2017|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
They are outside by the parking lot and the bathrooms. 😀