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Coquina Beach

1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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Love this beach!

We've vacationed in this area for over 25 years and this is one of our favorite beaches anywhere... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa H
Newburgh, United States
via mobile
Coquina beach

Coming to Coquina beach is a very beautiful place to enjoy the beach with friends and family... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
james g
North Port, Florida
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This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“public beach” (17 reviews)
1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've vacationed in this area for over 25 years and this is one of our favorite beaches anywhere. Clean, perfect sand, plenty of free parking, concession stand, and restrooms. Absolutely love coming here and always a good time.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Coming to Coquina beach is a very beautiful place to enjoy the beach with friends and family. Plenty of place to BBQ and restrooms are clean. The beach has a large parking lot and parking is not a problem. Often come later in the evening...More

Thank james g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As beaches go this was ok. Plenty of parking. Sand quality ok. Too many pine trees around which make for debris that is tough on the feet and can mess up your car. Facilities are present but not real clean. Patrons can be a bit...More

Thank Averagejoe001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely beach, be it to walk upon, swim, sunbathe, or even people watch. Plenty of parking, shady areas to get under trees, avoiding the midday sun, cafes and showers/ loos.

Thank Sarah Lewis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many award-winning beaches on the barrier islands off Sarasota, Florida, that out-of-towners would have trouble telling one sandy space from another. For example, Siesta Beach on Siesta Key has been named the No. 1 beach in the United States. But Coquina Beach...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big long beach near free very large parking lot. Cafe, bathrooms grills picnic tables. Good beach fishing also good near channel. watch current. Often has craft fairs and food fairs. Trees with shade good spot for family picnic.

Thank richard s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most amazing beach! Have been here numerous times! The sand is so soft and if you do not go by the snack bar there is no one there. Great place to see dolphins!

Thank Lena H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautiful beach with tables and a large parking site! It is beautiful looking at the boats pass by under the bridge....

Thank Sofia850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely day at the beach with two great friends. This was my first trip to Florida and this was a perfect beach: White sand, cool breeze, warm water and gentle surf. It was a Monday visit so the beach was not too crowded....More

Thank azdemocrat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family place to stay right on Lido beach in Sarasota. We've been coming here for at least 25 years. It's a basic beach motel, nothing fancy, but they have a friendly staff, close to St. Armand's circle with all the restaurants and shopping. Book in...More

Thank Tina O
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23 March 2017|
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Response from Marlene152 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed the month of January and the only activity we saw that looked gang related was squirrels. No, seriously, we felt totally safe in that area. We walked there approximately a dozen times without incident.
7 March 2017|
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Response from lbklover | Reviewed this property |
At least two hours - if not longer. This beach is on the south end of Anna Maria Island - which is a good 45-60 minutes from I-75.
16 September 2016|
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Response from mjadoyle | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to park at Coquina beach, though sometimes there are some entry charges to the selected areas for special events, such as the annual symphony on the sands. Even then the parking areas are free.