the only beach with Life Guards.
On 12.30.2012, my wife & I and our Guide Dog were removed from the beach by police at the request of the Life Guard Supervisor. We showed a Life Guard our papers for the dog (which was wearing a cape). The supervisor instructed the police office (which was being paid by the Life Guard) to remove us from the beach. Neither showed any concern for our rights under State of Federal laws.
It appears that only the healthy are allowed on Cortez Beach. No Blind, Autistic, Disabled Veterans, etc are allowed with their Service Dog.
My Suggestion: Avoid Anna Maria Island. The Beaches are NOT Service Dog Friendly and the police are corrupt.
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