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Beautiful sand

Lovely unspoilt wide beaches with beautiful sand which is almost white in colour.Two bodies of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael S
London, United Kingdom
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Wide beaches, quiet enjoyment

Bean point is where the Gulf meets the Bay, so there are rip tides at the convergence of these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely unspoilt wide beaches with beautiful sand which is almost white in colour.Two bodies of water at this point with distant views towards St Petersburg/Tampa and the impressive skyway bridge.Pleasant lowrise homes line the shore.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bean point is where the Gulf meets the Bay, so there are rip tides at the convergence of these great waterways. While not a place for swimming and probably not the best choice for kids who want to splash around, for adults who want a...More

1  Thank Rosemary-NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went because of reviews that said it was "breathtakingly beautiful". I would never bash a beach, I love them all. But this is not breathtakingly beautiful. It's beautiful like any beach is but there not worth a special trip when the whole island has...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As good as any beach in the world. Soft white sandy beach but don’t expect any facilities like restrooms or cafe bars on the beach. If you want peace, quiet, space and time to relax then perfection .

1  Thank ClarkeSJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bean Point is located at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island, west of Bradenton, FL. I am posting this because for all of you visitors that think swimming here is a good idea, think again. For one, the rip currents are so strong you...More

5  Thank Nelsonfoodie99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many great beaches here, you could visit a different one every day. Great spot to walk in the water or bring a chair and book and spend the time working on your tan!

1  Thank Minkster56
Reviewed 6 December 2017

So beautiful...great place for collecting shells and walking. People up early in the morning jogging and walking. Lots of birds.

Thank Jen D
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I have seen beaches all over the world and this and Beer Can at Longboat Key is truly two of the most beautiful sights beaches anywhere! It was too cold to swim that day but what a beautiful walk. One of the local sheriffs did...More

2  Thank Deeanna W
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Whenever we come here on our annual visit from the UK, we always do a few walks round Bean Point- a beautiful stretch of unspoilt beachline. We get off the free trolley at the City Pier and walk anti-clockwise along the roads to the Rod...More

1  Thank BandD59
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great views, north tip of the island, a "must see" for any beach going fan. Not crowded, since it's a bit difficult to get to...sometimes hard to find parking nearby since it's a little residential neighborhood at the north tip of the island.

Thank YeOldeStonecat
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29 October 2017|
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Response from russellblair1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We had a pool at our condo so that wasn't something I was looking for.
16 October 2017|
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Response from Tim A | Reviewed this property |
Look for the intersection of North shore drive and north bay blvd. when you're driving in this area look for beach access (there are a few good ones) and park along the street there. Tires off the pavement, parking... More
25 June 2017|
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Response from Xante | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a snorkelling area! The currents are very powerful as it is at the confluence of Tampa Bay and the Gulf. You only have to take one look at the water to see how strong the current is.