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Coquina Beach

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Address: 1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.

This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.

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Long Leisurely Walk on Beach

We began our walk around 11:00 AM and finished at 1:30 PM. The weather was terrific! Blue skies with full sunshine and blue green water. From the piers that break the waves there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We began our walk around 11:00 AM and finished at 1:30 PM. The weather was terrific! Blue skies with full sunshine and blue green water. From the piers that break the waves there were hundreds of tiny fish swimming right next to or underneath. The pelicans were floating gently on the water as if they had no care in the... More 

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S. Natick, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful miles of sand on this clean public beach. The beach was much quieter five years ago during off-season weeks, but now the word is out, and it is much busier. They have added periodic changing houses along the beach's length - nice convenience. Despite the increased popularity, the area still feels "old Florida."

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What I like best about this beach is how clean it is . It's flat , not sloped like some other beaches are in the area . Great to get sunset pictures with the sea oats, palm trees , and life guard stations. They also have a café that serves breakfast and lunch.

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st. peters, mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice long beach with plenty of room to spread out. Easy and plenty of parking. It has a nice market on Sundays.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This beach is one of the best we have visited on the west coast of Florida or on the eastern US for that matter. Beautiful white sand and crystal blue water. We went at low tide so we could walk on the sand bars for shelling. It is apparent there is a lot of pride in this beach. It is... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a very popular beach but is great to visit during the week. While we are here, there is a flea market area on the week ends with loads of craft vendors

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lovely beach/park/picnic setting on the very southern end of Anna Maria Island (across from Longboat Key), Alas, you can't go in the water between the two islands as the current is dangerous, but the other parts of the beach are spectacular. One of the few public beaches in this geographic area - highly recommended!

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spent an hour on Twitter different days here. The sand is like sugar- white. Water was clear. Lots of shells and friendly people.

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New Creek, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I flat out love gulf coasts sugar sand. family beach, ample parking, not crowded . Picnic area available

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My Mother used to bring us, my two sisters and I and girlfriends when we were little. I have come here when vacationing over the years when able. Now we live in Tampa and it's less than two hours away. What a difference from when I was a kid. I can't wait to hear my Mothers comments from the photos... More 

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