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4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great free parking, nice well maintained beach, chair rentals (2) & umbrella for $20 is a bargain. Snack bar has many offerings. Nice picnic area with plenty of shade. No dead fish or red tide evident. Water was awesome. Easy access. Will be back!

Thank Wendyshawn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean clean clean beach and bathroom with showers and changing stations. The cafe has great food! Breakfast pancakes are everyone’s favorites. The island fish wrap is incredible as is the Philly cheesesteak sandwich for lunch or dinner. The fish and chips is the best too!...More

Thank happytraveler552
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to leave because of all the dead fish in the ocean. Had the same problem at a beach nearby as well. The lady at our Airbnb said this was a common thing. The kids seemed to still in enjoy themselves for the 30...More

Thank Jodi T
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

If I wanted crowds I’d go to MIAMI beach down south or st PETE up north. Off season, this beach is a sweet little gem. The rest of the time (which sadly is most of the time), it’s a crowded zoo. Traffic is horrible, not...More

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Long awaited break and visit to beach. Very sad to hear about the red tide that is affecting the sea. Lots of dead fish due to a bacteria which affects area usually in Oct for a short time. However lasted longer this time. The beach...More

1  Thank Su L
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Fantastic beach with a ton of amenities. What more can you ask for? Try the breakfast at the restaurant, it was tasty.

Thank Dbellin2013
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Always busy and clean! Great cafe and drinks. This is a great public beach but it is always crowded and hectic.

Thank bravehead
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Great beach to spend the day with family or friends ! Gray sunsets in the evenings. All facilities available .

Thank James F
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Easy parking and not too crowded, decent food and ice cream shop. Great ice cream shop and good fish tacos. Great gift shop. Chairs and umbrella were reasonable at $34 for 1 umbrella and 4 chairs for family. You pay cash for this though. The...More

1  Thank Alisha E
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a great beach to relax and have a great day! After a few hours on the beach , you can get changed in the changing stations and then hope on the free trolley stop and take the bus through Ana Maria. Had a...More

Thank snorkler09
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14 August 2018|
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Response from DGoose16 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the resort- when we were there in May - no red tide If it’s rainy season- which It is now- there is a high likely hood of it happening!
21 July 2018|
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Response from Tayarrit76 | Reviewed this property |
No rocks
21 July 2018|
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Response from Reuben J | Reviewed this property |
This is one of our favourite beaches, NO seaweed no animal mess, just pure powdery clean sand. the water is that clear that last year after a large weight loss, my marriage ring slipped off into the water, but fortunately... More