Manatee Beach, located at the end of Manatee Ave. is a large public beach with free parking, concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables and showers. This is a favorite beach of many, so get there early, especially on weekends and enjoy what locals flock to year-round. An outdoor patio with umbrella covered tables overlook fit bodies kicking up sand at the volley ball courts while a nearby playground accommodates the toddler set. Sun worshipers and sandcastle builders, don’t despair! The beach’s wide sandy girth affords plenty of acreage for undisturbed bliss!
Ample Free Parking…But Get There Early!
The vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island vary from apartment efficiencies and motel rooms to quaint cottages and rental condominiums. The atmosphere is casual with plenty of good restaurants and souvenir shops. Anna Maria Island is a popular vacation spot…so book early and go back in time on this island paradise. RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS
DIRECTIONS: From Sarasota/Bradenton airport, go north on Tamiami Trail (US 41) to Cortez Rd. Turn Left (west) on Cortez, go to the traffic light at 75th Street, then turn Right (north) and continue until the traffic light at Manatee Ave. Turn Left (west), go over drawbridge, through a traffic light to Stop Sign. Manatee Beach is straight ahead.
From I-75, Take exit #219, go west through downtown Bradenton. Continue on Manatee Ave., go over drawbridge, through a traffic light to Stop Sign. Manatee Beach is straight ahead.