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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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“free parking” (43 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“all you can eat” (32 reviews)
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Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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"free parking"
in 43 reviews
"pancakes"
in 32 reviews
"all you can eat"
in 32 reviews
"white sand"
in 28 reviews
"snack bar"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 13 reviews
"changing rooms"
in 13 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 12 reviews
"clear water"
in 11 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 10 reviews
"free trolley"
in 16 reviews
"live music"
in 13 reviews
"drum circle"
in 8 reviews
"public bathrooms"
in 8 reviews
"restroom facilities"
in 7 reviews
"concession stand"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went today, a Tuesday and by 11 a.m., the parking lot was full! Greeted by the delicious smell of pancakes from the local grill, unfortunately the lines were too long for us. Beach was clean and white sand was so pretty. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Janet-Chicago
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We read reviews that the Anna Maria island area including this beach aren’t as congested as others in the area but unless we just picked a bad day (cause it was a Sunday with abnormally high temps in February) it was really crowded. Had to...More

Thank Luv2TravelNEGirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, cold beverages and white sand beach. Super breakfast with all you can eat pancakes. Perfect for sunset watching in the evenings. Great place to hang out and people watch.

Thank JHandCH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean washrooms, not a bad place to eat, fun entertainment in evenings. Can eat right on the beach and enjoy the gorgeous view.

Thank Daybb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Gorgeous soft, white sand. Great place for a short walk or to spend the day frolicking in the surf

Thank Wanderlust48161
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manatee Beach always seemed that bit busier than the other beaches on the island. There is ample free parking or you can use the free island trolley. A lovely beach and a great restaurant with outdoor tables.

Thank fisherpl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Music nightly. Big salads. Delicious fish and chips. Disappointed they don't serve nochos. Beach is large lots of parking, beach shop and bathrooms. Access by free bus up and down the island or #3 from Bradenton.

Thank Wallyjoe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed a day here playing volleyball, playing in the sand, and swimming in the water even though it was a bit chilly.

Thank Cora L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice beach, bathrooms, shops, restaurant (inside and on beach), playground, walking distance to other restaurants. Plenty of activities right there. And free parking right next to beach! Trolley also drops off and picks up in the parking lot.

Thank dkbbwilliamson
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We visited here one day while staying in the area. We were within walking distance to here but we saw a huge parking lot that would be ideal for those who had to travel by car. It is a nice wide beach with great sand...More

Thank Mauigirl44
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firefly331
11 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!
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Btallon7
12 March 2017|
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Response from _chrissanchez96 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, it is not dog-friendly.
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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. 😀
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