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Coquina Beach on the Gulf of Mexico -go early

Not as famous as Sarasota's Siesta Key, Coquina Beach, just off the Longboat Key bridge, Coquina... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Judy5569
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Bradenton, Florida
Fantastic beach

This is just a great beach. Powder soft sand and lovely sea with a car park and good facilities... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DickiesLondon
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London
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This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great beach” (31 reviews)
“public beach” (19 reviews)
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1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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Reviewed yesterday

Not as famous as Sarasota's Siesta Key, Coquina Beach, just off the Longboat Key bridge, Coquina has plenty of free parking, changing stations, a boat dock, snack stands and life guards in season. There are shaded picnic areas and lots of space on the beach....More

Thank Judy5569
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a great beach. Powder soft sand and lovely sea with a car park and good facilities. Lifeguards a plenty.

Thank DickiesLondon
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We travel here in both spring and fall. One of my "must have/ must do" fixes is to walk the beach at sunrise. Coquina Beach is perfect for this - always freshly groomed, clean, just a few walkers/joggers out, convenient to all of Longboat Key,...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a "sight" not to miss. Hundreds of cars and people setting up extended family grills, tables and chairs to have a "day at the beach" supplemented by a weekend flea/farmers market. This was really fun to see and a beautiful beach with free...More

1  Thank kneel126
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

After lunch, we went to this beach and found a beautiful piece of paradise. The beach was clean, had clean bathrooms and little changing houses. It was a Thursday, so may be really busy on the weekends, but we had a stretch to ourselves. It...More

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This place is beautiful and the water is the clearest out of all the gulf beaches - You can go fishing and it is hardly ever packed so more fun and open spots for you - This area is the only area I know you...More

1  Thank corollaclub98
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to spend the day!! Amazing views and a beautiful beach..They also have changing room and little place to eat.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Had some cloudy weather but it was not going to stop us on our weekend getaway. This beach was a short walk from our hotel. Very pristine and my friends that live here told us it's one of the easier ones to park at.

Thank Caryn D
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This park has it all, shady free parking, gorgeous white sandy beach, changing rooms, sand showers, covered pavilions, lifeguard and picnic tables. Well maintained. At the end where the bridge begins there is no entry to the water because of rough currents, this is the...More

1  Thank Huggy34748
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We've vacationed in this area for over 25 years and this is one of our favorite beaches anywhere. Clean, perfect sand, plenty of free parking, concession stand, and restrooms. Absolutely love coming here and always a good time.

Thank Lisa H
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Kimberly F
15 October 2017|
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Response from doclexus | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed.
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marathonmanky
23 March 2017|
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Response from Marlene152 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed the month of January and the only activity we saw that looked gang related was squirrels. No, seriously, we felt totally safe in that area. We walked there approximately a dozen times without incident.
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bostonkeylargo
8 March 2017|
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Response from lbklover | Reviewed this property |
At least two hours - if not longer. This beach is on the south end of Anna Maria Island - which is a good 45-60 minutes from I-75.
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