Beaches and Parks

Things To Do Anna Maria Bay Front Park

Anna Maria Bay Front Park

310 N Bay Blvd
Anna Maria, FL 34216

Public park, beach access, parking, grills, pavilion at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island. No Dogs.


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Things To Do Coquina Beach

Coquina Beach

2650 Gulf Dr S
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Bus Stop, Beach, Concession/Gift Shop, Grills, Lifeguards, Playground, Restrooms, Trail (no dogs), Volleyball.

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Things To Do Grassy Point Preserve

Grassy Point Preserve

3051 Ave C
Holmes Beach 34217

Half mile nature trail with two curved boardwalk paths that will take you to Grassy Point Bayou, mangroves and intercoastal views. Service dogs only. No bikes.

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Things To Do Leffis Key Preserve

Leffis Key Preserve

2351 Gulf Dr S
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Footpaths circle and scale a 28 ft hill with 1,500 linear feet of boardwalk meandering through the mangrove forest and platforms over the open water.

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Things To Do Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Public Beach

4000 SR 64 and Gulf Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Bus Stop, Beach, Concession/Gift Shop, Lifeguards, Playground, Restrooms, Volleyball, No Dogs

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Things To Do Palma Sola Botanical Park

Palma Sola Botanical Park

9800 17th Ave. NW
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 761-2866

Enjoy a walk along native plants in a beautiful setting. 

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Things To Do Realize Bradenton – Riverwalk

Realize Bradenton – Riverwalk

452 3rd Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205

Start at the event pavilion and walk along the Manatee River in this 1.5-mile park with many features.

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Things To Do Robinson Nature Preserve

Robinson Nature Preserve

1704 99th St W
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 724-5923

Explore this 600+ acres preserve and enjoy miles of nature walks and bike trails, bird watching or launch your kayak. The closest entrance is via Manatee Avenue.

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Things To Do Egmont Key State Park

Egmont Key State Park

GPS coordinates
Ranger Station: N 27 36.032 W 82 45.623

Accessible only by boat, this partial wildlife refuge offers pristine beaches and rich cultural history with lighthouse.

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Things To Do Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

1534 Mound St
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-5731

This bay front sanctuary offers 15 acres of air and other tropical plants, originally the home of William and Marie Selby. 

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Things To Do Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens

1825 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

This 4 acre botanical garden existed for more than 100 years. 50,000 tropical plants, cascading waterfalls and flock of flamingos.

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Things To Do Bean Point

Bean Point

North Shore Dr/ N Bay Blvd

First Settler George Bean resided along the very tip of the island. Explore the wide beach with views of Egmont Key.

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Things To Do John Durante Park

John Durante Park

5550 Gulf of Mexico Dr
Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 316-1988

32 acres of viable wetland and coastal hammock forest. Explore this pet friendly oasis full of wildlife and coastal views.

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Things To Do Beer Can Island

Beer Can Island

Gulf of Mexico Dr
Longboat Key, FL 34228

Explore the North end beach of Longboat Key heading just over the bridge. Public parking on North Shore Rd.

Things To Do Palma Sola Causeway

Palma Sola Causeway

9000 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34209

Recreational area along Palma Sola Bay on SR64. Enjoy sailing, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing, and picnicking. Dogs allowed.
Sunrise to sunset.

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