We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (173)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“changing rooms”(26 reviews)
“picnic tables”(32 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
1800 Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
Reviews (377)
Filter reviews
338 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews changing rooms picnic tables plenty of parking free parking craft market on wednesdays australian pines provide shade shaded areas white sand on duty concession stand public restrooms south end life guards sunday market warm water
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 338 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Superb beach only a stones throw from the car park, very clear sea now that the red tide has gone. Lots of parking, lots of shade just off beach under trees and also May wooden tables/benches. Also plenty of showers to clear off the sand...More

Thank RandGP
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large (length) beach that you can walk along the water and enjoy the view. Plenty of parking (free) and changing booths. There is also a walking path between the beach and parking area if you don’t like sand in your shoes....More

Thank mclowry10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a trip down to Coquina Beach because we didn’t want to visit the highly populated Clearwater area. There was ample parking and bath houses. They had outdoor showers to rinse off the saltwater . We went in July before the red tide. The...More

Thank nulyte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got here with the kids and the water was lined with dead fish! The smell was atrocious! Pictures online promised a beautiful clear water. The water was dark and again, you couldn’t even get to the water without the fish being under foot. Absolutely...More

Thank Jodi T
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We cycled here from Holmes Beach. Beautiful beach / Park. Loads of birds including pelicans and an osprey.

Thank Debby R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Coquina beach is super convenient. Free parking (and lots of it). Amenities such as showers, changing rooms and toilets. All this and a really pretty beach which is usually pretty empty during the week (not so much at weekends) and only a short drive to...More

1  Thank KevinE1341
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A very pretty beach on Anna Maria Island. Picnic tables were available and this beach was clean and there were quite a few shells

Thank sleebrownies
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This has been our favorite public for years. We usually visit in winter, but here for the summer this year. Great seating area at the south end looking at Longboat Bridge where The Manatee River enters Gulf of Mexico. The white sand beaches going back...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This has been one our favorite beaches for years; however, in high season, its really starting to get crowded. It is a great beach usually clear, calm water. Not uncommon to spot dolphins and manatees. Decent bathroom and picnic facilities. Beach has lifeguards.

Thank GoStillers412
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this beach in July and could not have been happier! It was clean, spacious, shady, and family friendly. The water was perfect for swimming, not too cold, not too warm. The beach was perfect for tanning! Easy access to changing rooms and shower...More

Thank Rachel W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 nearby hotels
Anna Maria Island Beach Resort
140 reviews
.17 km away
Anna Maria Pirates Den
249 reviews
.51 km away
Driftwood Motel
68 reviews
.86 km away
Castnetter Beach Resort
49 reviews
.88 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 101 nearby restaurants
Holy Cow Ice Cream & Other Cool Stuff
296 reviews
.70 km away
Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus
655 reviews
.66 km away
Peach's - Holmes Beach
590 reviews
.69 km away
Scott's Deli
122 reviews
.99 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 146 nearby attractions
Manatee Public Beach
557 reviews
.12 km away
Bradenton Beach City Pier
203 reviews
.16 km away
Manatee Beach Park
18 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
1 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from letitshinebaby | Reviewed this property |
This happen a few weeks after we were there. Surely I would not go in. I rather enjoy a hotel pool.
1 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from dadirishcasey3 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry was not there. Away on business
17 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from dmulvaney | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed on most public beaches.