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Bradenton Beach

South Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
+1 941-792-5300
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Anna Maria Island Segway Tour
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nice sand” (9 reviews)
“white sand” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
South Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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+1 941-792-5300
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"nice sand"
in 9 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 13 reviews
"white sand"
in 31 reviews
"free trolley"
in 20 reviews
"old florida"
in 17 reviews
"anna maria island"
in 42 reviews
"clear water"
in 13 reviews
"across the street"
in 17 reviews
"your feet"
in 12 reviews
"siesta key"
in 11 reviews
"free parking"
in 13 reviews
"laid back"
in 17 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 13 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 11 reviews
"fish"
in 16 reviews
"saw dolphins"
in 7 reviews
"shells"
in 50 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is well kept, monitored by law enforcement, with fishing piers. Parking on side of road...which is very busy...is as adequate as geographic space allows. Spring break is just too busy a time to visit the beaches. Traffic is awful!

1  Thank Dayl D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of parking. Beautiful white sandy beaches. Nice walking/running path adjacent to the beach. Fun shops and restaurants on Bridge Street.

2  Thank AMINJB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

White sandy beach! Not a whole lot of shopping on the beach. Can rent beach chairs if needed. The water is clear!

1  Thank Tonya H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my kids’ first beach vacation. We went to Lido Beach day one, Bradenton Beach day two, and Siesta Key day three. They enjoyed Bradenton the most. Lido sand was pretty rough, Siesta Key’s sand was too fine and was a good quarter mile...More

3  Thank Kendra N
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was our first trip here and we are booked again for next year. We stayed a week in the upstairs unit on 1202 Gulf Drive North, a rental property by Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals. It was a lovely one-bedroom apartment with sliding glass doors...More

4  Thank peggy k
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great beach to walk and llok for shells. Lot of sealife too. the sunsets are breath taking. we come every year!

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Bradenton Beach & Anna Maria island in general Has (almost guaranteed) great weather. Some fantastic beaches, attractive scenery, good restaurants, nice small shops, and friendly people. But, it is a victim of the foregoing superlatives, as this corner of paradise is so popular that it...More

3  Thank cymru1948
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The ocean is truly good for the soul. I crave the ocean water and waves. Being from northeast North Dakota, one week of beachtime is a means for revival and survival! It’s beautiful living where I do, but there is something medicinal about the ocean!...More

Thank Trish M
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Anna Maria Island is an incredible place to visit with amazing beaches, sunsets and fun activities. The traffic has increased over the years so be prepared to wait in line to go both south and north past Cortez Rd. and Bridge St. in Bradenton Beach....More

4  Thank Joseph B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We. Visited Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island for 3 weeks. We loved it We were right across from the beach and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. We also utilized the free island trolley We look forward to returning next year

Thank Hopefully2
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Elle567
1 April 2018|
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Response from hootiejohn | Reviewed this property |
The beach itself Is not particularly busy but does depend on the time of the year. Holmes Beach is the same - depends on the time of year. I have been there in different months and have never found it busy.
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24 February 2018|
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Response from TravelOften_xo | Reviewed this property |
Try Fort De Soto beach! Go early in the am
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karateboy02
4 February 2018|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
Daytona beach is the only place that allows that No, there is no driving on the beach in Bradenton, at all
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