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Bean Point

Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Another great beach

There are so many great beaches here, you could visit a different one every day. Great spot to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mississauga, Canada
via mobile
The softest sand ever!

So beautiful...great place for collecting shells and walking. People up early in the morning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jen D
Hamilton, Canada
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“beautiful beach” (55 reviews)
“white sand” (25 reviews)
“beach access” (23 reviews)
Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 2 days 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!

Thank Minkster56
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We recently moved here from Ohio because we love the AMI beaches, especially Bean Point. This is a nice area to relax, swim, watch the wildlife, enjoy a quite beach day......just chill. I've never seen it crowded. Arriving early gives you a much better chance...More

2  Thank Cyndi L
Reviewed 28 October 2017

started the walk from the eastern side around the top to the western side. very windy at the top. lots of birds, beautiful warm water, shallow.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Anna Maria Island has many parts that are breathtaking and Bean Point is another one of them to check out. The area is usually windy and the beach area is less crowded than many other areas. Lots of treasures along the beach - in the...More

1  Thank Jason W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We always go to Bean point, the water is beautiful and it is so peaceful here. Totally family oriented and a great place to admire sunsets. This is definitely what a relaxing time means to me, a nice time in this beach relaxing. What a...More

Thank Yenny S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Absolutely beautiful....water is crystal clear for most parts. Sea mammals, fish, turtles, birds. Worth spending day

1  Thank Carol M
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29 October 2017|
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Response from slowey99 | Reviewed this property |
Better than the pool...you have the sea! At Bean Point you’ll have the beach pretty much to yourself! Soft white sand (which squeaks when you walk on it) clear water that’s warm...and if you’re lucky enough a friendly... More
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.