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Coquina Beach

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Address: 1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.

This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.

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A lovely beach

My wife and I visited this lovely Longboat Key beach in May 2017. It was a windy day, and the beach was less crowded than we had expected. Sand is white and super-soft. A very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen A
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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476 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this lovely Longboat Key beach in May 2017. It was a windy day, and the beach was less crowded than we had expected. Sand is white and super-soft. A very nice public beach to visit. Please give me a "Helpful" vote if I have helped you. Thank you :-)

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1 Thank Stephen A
Bradenton, Florida
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coquina is one of the nicest beaches in FL! Lots of parking, short walk onto the fine, white sand - what's not to love? Just spent a couple hours there this morning with friends - it was perfect!

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Thank beachbumjan
Ingleside, Illinois
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right off the main road through Longboat Key. Plenty of parking including handicap accessible spots. Good changing and bathroom facilities. Small but well equipped bar/cafe but only open until 430PM on weekdays. Beach chairs and umbrellas available for rental nut again only until 330PM on weekdays. Beach very clean and easy to walk on even if you are physically challenged.... More 

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Thank Jane G
Hinckley, Ohio
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Coquina Beach, as well as Siesta Key Beach during a recent visit to Sarasota. Siesta Key Beach is wide and expansive, but I prefer Coquina Beach because it is just a short walk from the parking lot and not as crowded.

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Thank doclexus
Southampton, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is fabulous! It is immaculately clean with plenty of changing facilities, life guards and a great cafe.

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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this beach! It's beautiful, easy to get to, little beach traffic. Lots of parking at public beach, changing huts, restrooms, foot showers, picnic tables in the shade. It also has a little bar/grill there. I love that when you're in the water you're looking at trees rather than condos or houses. It's just absolutely stunning! There is also... More 

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Thank Kim W
Watertown, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always go to this beach on our yearly vacation. We love this beach!! The white sand is super soft, it's a great place to lay in the sun, swim or go for a walk.

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Thank Benny- B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an awesome beach, beautiful clean water, We saw some manatees swim by while we were wading. The life guards keep things safe. Plenty of parking, picinic tables, barbque grills clean bathrooms, changing stations, all free and easy to get to.

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Thank Brian T
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110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Coquina Beach was a nice experience. We parked and had a 10 yard walk to the beach. Really easy which was fantastic when carrying chairs, umbrellas etc. The only complaint was there were a lot of shells on the beach which was not fun to walk on. Otherwise it was great for the kids as the water was shallow out... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Beach was beautiful. Public beach with lots of people and a bay watch stand with 4 runners. Lifeguard were cute and nice to talk too. Ice cream shop and lots of shade.

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