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“Unusual but beautiful beach”
Review of Manasota Key Beach

Manasota Key Beach
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Englewood
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Florida, U.S.A.
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Unusual but beautiful beach”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Manasota Key itself is gorgeous with magnificent homes and canopy roads. The beaches are not white like most of SW Florida beaches , but unique with large volcanic boulders. Here you will find far more and larger prehistoric shark's teeth than you ever will on Venice Beach (which Venice Beach is known for). Plus, there will be no crowds....in fact you'll likely be the only people hunting for shark's teeth. Stay away from the Manasota Public Beach and find your own secluded beach in the middle of the Key.

Visited July 2013
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Venice, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Loved the beach....clean and large. Amply parking lot across from great restaurant but hate to pay for parking. This is Charlotte county.

Visited June 2013
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Gainesville, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Even a blind man can find shark teeth here.”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Drove from Indian Rocks Beach just to hunt for sharks teeth with the family. Great facilities and clean beach. Get there early. Teeth can be found just by walking up and down the shore line but my daughter and I found the most just sifting thru the sand. Not sure on the count yet with 4 people picking but guessing well over 100. Glad we came and will return for sure.

Visited July 2013
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Gulf Beach”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We visited Manasota Key Beach on a number of occasions during our recent vacation in the area.
This Beach is a real gem - lovely warms waves refresh you from the rigors of sun worship on the white sands of a fabulous uncluttered beach.
Picnic benches allow you to make a day of it. And the parking is free!!
Moynihan Family, Cork, Ireland

Visited July 2013
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wales
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Clean & peaceful”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We went to the beach most mornings which my wife loves before spending the pm in the pool which I love. We chose this beach because the parking is good, the beach is clean and there is always a quiet spot to be found.

Visited June 2013
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