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Manatee Public Beach

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Address: Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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It's an amazing place to go either with kids, teenagers or just as a couple. It's fun for all ages, it's my favorite vacation spot hands down

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an amazing place to go either with kids, teenagers or just as a couple. It's fun for all ages, it's my favorite vacation spot hands down

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is beautiful and clean. The parking is free. The water is clear. Beautiful sunsets over the ocean.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the weekdays we where almost alone on the beautiful beach. Over the weekend it got sligtly more busy but still ok. The sea was perfectly warm and full of fishlife. We saw dolpines and manatees on several occasions swimming by the shore line! A memory to be saved for the cold winter days, so precious. In the sky the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous beach. The White Sea shell beach is to die for. I can't understand why alcohol is banned from the beach. Everybody knows you should enjoy a sunset with a sundowner. Here you have to pay restaurant prices for the privilege. $500 fine! Ridiculous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful beach! Chairs & umbrellas available. Have a delicious lunch with your feet in the sand. I go at least once a week.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great public beach with pay parking. Lots of sand and shallow water. Most locals go in the summer, but visitors are here all year. Water can be a little cool in the winter. Usually uncrowded except in the summer, but it's still manageable. Places to sleep and eat nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Walked along the beach and stopped for coffee. Great location. Plenty of seating in the sun or shade, in or out. Coffee was good. Have eaten here before burgers and fries in a basket and that was good too. Good place to sit with a drink for a sundowner and join in the drum circle on a Friday.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The black crawling flies/beetles got in/on all our stuff. We moved spots twice and figured it's the whole beach! Floated in the beautiful water were a godsend otherwise we would have left after the first 10 minutes. Parking was easy and it is nice that there's food and drink available.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were there during the off-season, so can't verify if it is always this nice, but we were really impressed with how clean it was. Very little trash on the beach. Easy access, very convenient and fun!

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Coming to this beach when we lived in Tampa Florida with my Family as often as time allowed, committed us to move to Bradenton after I retired. We have lived here now 4 Years about 5 minutes from Manatee Public beach & never regretted it for a moment. :) My wife & I also our friends come with us as... More 

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