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Emerson Point Preserve

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Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
+1 941-745-4801
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Great for Hikers and Bikers [not Motor Bikers] and Kayaks

I lived next door to this attraction so this is an "easy A" and a very beloved place to walk your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna Maria Island, Florida

If you're looking for a quiet, serene place to nature walk, read a book, ride bike, picnic, and see... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
+1 941-745-4801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived next door to this attraction so this is an "easy A" and a very beloved place to walk your pet or just get out of the house. Just do not go in high pollen season if you have allergies. Such as Spring. Summer...More

Thank DeborahDolen
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a quiet, serene place to nature walk, read a book, ride bike, picnic, and see dolphins now & then, Emerson Point is just the place!

Thank nelliesheaven6
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area for nature walks and catching fish....good for the whole family .. great sunsets and boating too.. great trails to walk

Thank pattycake662015
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Beautiful walking area. The Indian middens are also an interesting plus! Great place for the whole family.

Thank malo008
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A long stretch of road ending at the sea with mangroves and small beach. Lots of walking paths and bridges crisscrossing over. We went in a car, but would like to go back on a bike. Imagine a lot of wildlife...

Thank HongKongCallisto
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We love to hike, fish and watch sunsets from here. We have been coming here for 15 years! The best sunsets around!

Thank Arlene T
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Beautiful, natural place in little discovered Palmetto, FL, not to be missed. Forget the Disney lines and neon lights advertising a bunch of nonsense; leave your tech devices behind and just enjoy the quiet, nature, water, birds--natural environment of the West Coast of Florida!

Thank BarbieDoll2013
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Though not officially a dog beach, if you go to the tip of Emerson Point and walk to the left, you will find several inlets with beaches where you can let your dog swim. Hikers, particularly families walk by, so this is not a place...More

Thank cslu1
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a rather long peninsular preserve area that has a lovely board walk along the Sunshine Skyway bridge view side, with plenty of opportunities to see the Osprey nests, fish jumping in the bay and other wildlife. It's however very warm quite early in...More

Thank JuneinNorway
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Visit when it's cooler. It's a beautiful park. The mounds are not cleared off like they are in Georgia but we enjoyed they had an accessible ramp instead of stairs.

Thank Jennifer R
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25 October 2016|
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Response from afgm87 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I didn't see any signs that expressly prohibit it - neither are there really any rangers around, and there are plenty of beaches from where you can set off. However, there are no actual boat launches - so you would have... More
Colby C
18 June 2016|
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Response from JSI2802 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the visitor center.
10 May 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
I believe I have seen grills at the picnic area at the end of the road, almost all the way out to the point, but in the parking lot just before the beach. I think that you could there and maybe at one other area, but maybe... More