Parking is tough. Beach is decent size and space. The amenities on site are fairly clean. Sand quality is fair as well. It does get very hot. No shade here. Very close to other restaurants and stores that you need.
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Been going there for years, no alcohol on the beach ($500 fine) keeps the atmosphere nice, the police have ATVs and do patrol the beach. Free parking, and free music EVERY night!
The beach area is clean, safe and very big. There is a lot to do and lots to eat. It can get crowded, but the extra wide beach can hold a lot of people. Free parking! It is also crowded at sunset,
A friend recommended Anna Maria Island to us so we took a day trip to the Gulf side to check it out. This beach is lovely--uncrowded, old-time Florida without high-rises and all the busyness of Orlando. There are restroom facilities as well as showers and...More
Manatee Public Beach is also called Holmes Beach, one and the same. They have bathrooms that are reasonably clean and well stocked despite high usage. They have the best restaurant of all the public beaches with respect to quality and selection. Can't comment on the...More
My husband and I went for the day. A long drive but well worth it! Beautiful soft sand and lovely warm water to swim in. Snorkelled and saw some tiddlers and slightly larger fish, also a stingray swam straight past me, which a bit scary...More