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Emerson Point Preserve

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Mature coastal wilderness

This preserve seems to have just about everything, including alligators, beach, mangroves, trails... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Great for Hikers and Bikers [not Motor Bikers] and Kayaks

I lived next door to this attraction so this is an "easy A" and a very beloved place to walk your... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This preserve seems to have just about everything, including alligators, beach, mangroves, trails and boardwalks. Excellent for sail-boarders too. And it is free entry too. It sticks out into Tampa Bay, and has great views all around.

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I lived next door to this attraction so this is an "easy A" and a very beloved place to walk your pet or just get out of the house. Just do not go in high pollen season if you have allergies. Such as Spring. Summer...More

Thank DeborahDolen
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a quiet, serene place to nature walk, read a book, ride bike, picnic, and see dolphins now & then, Emerson Point is just the place!

Thank nelliesheaven6
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area for nature walks and catching fish....good for the whole family .. great sunsets and boating too.. great trails to walk

Thank pattycake662015
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Beautiful walking area. The Indian middens are also an interesting plus! Great place for the whole family.

Thank malo008
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A long stretch of road ending at the sea with mangroves and small beach. Lots of walking paths and bridges crisscrossing over. We went in a car, but would like to go back on a bike. Imagine a lot of wildlife...

Thank HongKongCallisto
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We love to hike, fish and watch sunsets from here. We have been coming here for 15 years! The best sunsets around!

Thank Arlene T
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Beautiful, natural place in little discovered Palmetto, FL, not to be missed. Forget the Disney lines and neon lights advertising a bunch of nonsense; leave your tech devices behind and just enjoy the quiet, nature, water, birds--natural environment of the West Coast of Florida!

1  Thank BarbieDoll2013
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Though not officially a dog beach, if you go to the tip of Emerson Point and walk to the left, you will find several inlets with beaches where you can let your dog swim. Hikers, particularly families walk by, so this is not a place...More

1  Thank cslu1
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a rather long peninsular preserve area that has a lovely board walk along the Sunshine Skyway bridge view side, with plenty of opportunities to see the Osprey nests, fish jumping in the bay and other wildlife. It's however very warm quite early in...More

Thank JuneinNorway
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Darlene T
3 August 2018|
Response from ketnerks | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Most of your questions can be answered at the website. Trip Adviser won't let me post that for you. So you will need to search Emerson Point Preserve in Manatee County. It isn't to far from the pavilion to the bathrooms... More
21 January 2018|
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Response from Cheryl W |
Best is sneakers or something like work boots, lot of tree roots along some paths