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Great family beach

Plenty of parking. Great family beach. Highly recommend this beach. Mote aquarium nearby and was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Great beach in a special place

We stayed on Longbot Key this last winter and used this beach a lot ,it is particularly good on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
john d
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This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.
1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Plenty of parking. Great family beach. Highly recommend this beach. Mote aquarium nearby and was also well worth the trip

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on Longbot Key this last winter and used this beach a lot ,it is particularly good on market day with lots of stalls selling everything from clothes to skin products and art memorabilia a great few hours off the wonderful beach.

Thank john d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here since the 70's and Coquina is still a favorite. Having kept the natural setting intact is a plus. I know it's critical to do so to reserve the beach and all, but it sure does add to the quality of your experience....More

1  Thank Jim V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like this area in general,,nice beach.good looking people,,good parking ,,nice restrooms an picnic areas etc,,,will go back

1  Thank JOEYGCentralWi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the weekend get there early b/c the parking lot fills up quickly even though it is quite large. There are picnic tables, changing 'rooms' look more like outhouses, restrooms, life guards, and across the street there is a boat ramp. Fishing in the inlet...More

3  Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This is an absolutely gorgeous beach. We visted in July due to the red tide in Venice, Florida made our way up here. The water was so shallow and great for the kids. The sand was soft. We stayed in the water all day. There...More

Thank Cindylou76
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Sand is amazing. Nice shells. We went 2 miles past coquina beach because there was too much sea grass all over al we had a 2 yr old. Saw dolphins and lots of fish.

1  Thank Gena G
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great beach. We rented umbrellas and 2 chairs for 20.00 .Thank for having this certainly helps those who travels from out of town.

1  Thank 2bornot2b2018
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This beach was about 10 minuets away from where we were staying in long boat key. The bathroom facilities are nice, they have feet washing stations on both sides. They also have changing stations located randomly around the lot. Very pretty beach with white sand...More

1  Thank Haley H
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice free beach area. It gets really crowded on the weekends. There is a beach market on Sundays from 10-4 that is worth checking out.

1  Thank goreds2008
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August 18, 2018|
Response from JAMES L | Reviewed this property |
While I have not been there this season, I would suspect the Red Tide is effecting Coquina Beach..According to newspaper reports the Red tide is effecting Long Boat Key and Anna Marie Island...Coquina is between them..Good... More
August 17, 2018|
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Response from JAMES L | Reviewed this property |
On the northern end of the beach is a refreshment stand/snack bar...there are beach chairs and umbrellas there...there are also Beach stores in the town where they can be purchased
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May 8, 2018|
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Response from Tonya H | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure but would it’s fine.