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Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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“free parking” (41 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“all you can eat” (31 reviews)
Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Anna Maria Island. Beaches are beatiful. White sand. Manatee Beach has a Beach Cafe that serves great pancakes for breakfast. All you can eat. Free parking but you have to come early to get a spot. Right across the street from Skinny's Place...More

Thank island20152015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manatee beach is a great place to take a family. It is safe and has excellent swimming. There are showers available and a good cafe.

Thank elizabethchaya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most beautiful beach with clear water i have seen in the U.S., my family had a blast. It is definitely a laid back and beautiful beach to visit. I will definitely come next year.

Thank dianapz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manatee beach is a great beach with lots of parking and conveniences such as bathrooms, restaurant, and a store. The beach itself is long and very wide. There are also volleyball nets and swings for the kids. One could easily spend the day here.

Thank aorton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to get the all you can eat pancake breakfast - I never order an additional plate. You'll receive 4 light & fluffy pancakes with 3 sausage patties. Best non-sweetened ice tea around. Vast menu for breakfast and lunch with ocean side seating. They...More

1  Thank Julie B
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It's a Great beach with a great view! The water is a beautiful Green blue. It Was not very crowded on my visits either!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had our lunch here the day we arrived on the island Extensive menu Helpful friendly staff Tables right on the beach Great location

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you like a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, etc., and enjoy being on the beach, you must visit the Manatee Public Beach. Afterwards, you can play a few games of volleyball or just take a leisurely walk down the beach.

Thank dkpho2graphy
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

One of the last secluded beaches in USA. Never crowded, has few houses on the beach. Water is shallow, great for snorkeling and fishing.

Thank vtc2017
Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you want a quick walk to a public bathroom, and don't want to tote lots of items towards the beach, like Siesta Key! LOL! Also, there is a cafe nearby for food, as well as plenty of park benches and grills. Get there early...More

Thank sassyjess24
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
I was at Manatee Beach are for almost 3 months and never saw Red Tide!
13 March 2017|
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Response from _chrissanchez96 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, it is not dog-friendly.
Brenda C
27 February 2017|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
They are outside by the parking lot and the bathrooms. 😀