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Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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  • Excellent62%
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  • Average5%
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“free parking” (37 reviews)
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

5.99 all you can eat sausage and pancakes are a deal for the family however they were out of milk, juice and tea the day we visited.

Thank GThreeGirls
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The people that deliver food are nice. Bar folks nice. Gift-shop nice. Counter/order taker mean older lady! What a grump! Beautiful water. Lifeguards watching adds security. My favorite beach!

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great one of my favorite. It wasn't overcrowded any time we went although plenty of people out and about. The beach is clean offers beautiful clear water. I wasn't able to collect a whole of shells however the experience was great for...More

Thank sddeberry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at the concession stand was RIDICULOUSLY expensive. The only exception to that is their $5.99 all you can eat pancakes. But be very mindful of their hours. They advertise that it's served until 11am. We arrived at 10:50ish and were told it was...More

Thank Gretchen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Directly at the end of Manatee Ave west of Bradenton. This is a main beach with cafe shop and public toilets. There is usually lifeguards on duty and parking can be a real problem weekends and season. The beach is white sand streching south and...More

Thank Palmasolabay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great accessible beach restrooms and changing right on the beach. It was a bit windy when we visited but invigorating none the less. There was a lot going on with volleyball and skim boarding etc. Great walking beach too.

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good beach. Walk to the cafe. All you can eat pancakes. Great seafood. Listen to some music, have a drink and watch the sunset.

Thank karen32708
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a local and this was my first time checking out this beach. LOVED IT! The main parking lot gets full but there are smaller areas with beach access up and down the main road. The water was perfect!

Thank kmatos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down to Anna Maria Island while staying in North Redington Beach. I wished we had known more about it so we could have been prepared. We parked in the public parking lot and walked out to the water. It was so pretty. The...More

1  Thank Dmf52190
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. White sandy beach with warm ocean waves. Great town nearby. Clean and easy access.

Thank AdamandRose
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Hello, how long does red tide usually last? Thankyou
12 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!
Can you please confirm if this beach is dog friendly? If so, are there any beach front house or condo rentals there? Beach front hotels will work too. We are looking for a place we can open up the doors and walk out onto a beach with 2 friendly house trained dogs. Thank you.
13 March 2017|
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Response from _chrissanchez96 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, it is not dog-friendly.
Brenda C
Where are the public showers in Anna Maria beach?
27 February 2017|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
They are outside by the parking lot and the bathrooms. 😀