Welcome to Bradenton Beach!
Bradenton Beach is one of the three communities located on Anna Maria Island. The other island communities are Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. It is located on the southern end of the island connecting the island to Longboat Key.
Bradenton Beach City Pier
The pier was created from the old wooden bridge when it was replaced by the draw bridge. The pier offers great views of the northern end of Sarasota views and great fishing. A day dock is available for those visiting by boat. Food is available at the Historic Pier Restaurant and shopping is just steps away on Bridge Street.
Historic Bridge Street
Beautifully landscaped, Historic Bridge Street is lined with charming buildings housing unique shops, restaurants, bars, and accommodations. Live music can usually be found up and down the street nightly and sometimes during the day. While there is a variety of shops on the streets, the Sunday Market brings additional shopping opportunities and live music.
Bradenton Beach has miles of sugar sand beach. It is home to Cortez Beach and Coquina Beach. Cortez Beach is located in the northern section and has numerous access points. Coquina Beach lies in the southern end of the city. It has lots of parking available along with public restrooms, picnic areas and pavilions.
Bradenton Beach is home to several parks. Herb Dolan Park has great views of Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound, and Tampa Bay. It is located on 26th Street North and Avenue A. John Chappie Park is located at 1400 Gulf Drive North and has beach access, wildlife education, benches, and a trolley stop. Katie Pierola Sunset Park has picnic tables under Tiki huts and is located on Gulf Drive right on the beach. Lou Barolo Park has a picnic area, play ground, and basketball court and is located on Highland Avenue at 4th Street North. In addition to these city parks, Manatee County manages Coquina Park, Coquina Bayside, and Leffis Key Nature Walk.