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Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (43 reviews)
“free parking” (37 reviews)
“pancakes” (31 reviews)
Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach still retains some of the "old Florida" flavor. It is a relaxing, unpretentious place to sit, walk, or run -- just don't bring your pet. This is a humans-only place, and any human is likely enjoy the evening here. The sunsets can be...More

Thank Bokononer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach has perfect sand - miles of shoreline to find your perfect spot. You can stay close to the café and bathrooms - or venture further up or down beach for more privacy. Either way, so many options and the AMI Café is a...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time here and not knowing what to expect, I was blown away by the cleanliness, the fine clean white sand, the playground for kids, picnic benches, parking, restaurants nearby, I mean, I could go on and on... this must be in my top ten...More

Thank tarzantheman
Reviewed 20 June 2017

5.99 all you can eat sausage and pancakes are a deal for the family however they were out of milk, juice and tea the day we visited.

Thank GThreeGirls
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The people that deliver food are nice. Bar folks nice. Gift-shop nice. Counter/order taker mean older lady! What a grump! Beautiful water. Lifeguards watching adds security. My favorite beach!

1  Thank Susie H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This place is great one of my favorite. It wasn't overcrowded any time we went although plenty of people out and about. The beach is clean offers beautiful clear water. I wasn't able to collect a whole of shells however the experience was great for...More

Thank sddeberry
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The food at the concession stand was RIDICULOUSLY expensive. The only exception to that is their $5.99 all you can eat pancakes. But be very mindful of their hours. They advertise that it's served until 11am. We arrived at 10:50ish and were told it was...More

Thank Gretchen G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Directly at the end of Manatee Ave west of Bradenton. This is a main beach with cafe shop and public toilets. There is usually lifeguards on duty and parking can be a real problem weekends and season. The beach is white sand streching south and...More

Thank Palmasolabay
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great accessible beach restrooms and changing right on the beach. It was a bit windy when we visited but invigorating none the less. There was a lot going on with volleyball and skim boarding etc. Great walking beach too.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Good beach. Walk to the cafe. All you can eat pancakes. Great seafood. Listen to some music, have a drink and watch the sunset.

Thank karen32708
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
I was at Manatee Beach are for almost 3 months and never saw Red Tide!
12 March 2017|
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Response from _chrissanchez96 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, it is not dog-friendly.
Brenda C
26 February 2017|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
They are outside by the parking lot and the bathrooms. 😀