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Best beach on AMI

I almost hesitate to write this review. This beach is off the beaten path which makes it even... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tim A
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Sunset paradise

Beautiful unspoilt spot on the top of Anna Maria Island- park at Rod n Reel Pier and enjoy the 500... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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“white sand” (30 reviews)
Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I almost hesitate to write this review. This beach is off the beaten path which makes it even better. Perfect sand, minimal waves, incredible dolphin/manatee spotting. The only downside is the walk from the off-street parking. It's such a wide beach that it's a surprising...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful unspoilt spot on the top of Anna Maria Island- park at Rod n Reel Pier and enjoy the 500 yard walk along the beach!

Thank PACliffe
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is amazing. Not very crowded, especially in the morning and evening, and mother nature makes takes the stage. It's a great walk, and there is really good fishing and shelling. I wouldn't suggest swimming because the current is very strong, but just wading...More

Thank micahthemariner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful quiet beach area. Not far to get to. So wonderful, do take the time to visit. Unspoilt beach area.

Thank ems2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked out several beaches on Anna Maria Island and this was my favorite. It was wide, soft sand, natural and beautiful views. I had to park a long ways away and walk to down to the beach but it was worth it. Be prepared,...More

Thank Janna64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing beach with beautiful natural surroundings. Definitely my favorite so far. Traveled all over the world and this is my top beach.

1  Thank Kim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with unreal amount of white beach sand thats UNCROWDED!!!!!! There isnt a whole lot of parking but the streets are marked very well to determine where you can park!!! If you are on AMI you jave have to go here for the day...More

1  Thank Lindsey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had my small wedding ceremony on Bean Point in mid September 2016. Most beautiful location on the whole island. We loved it so much that we booked our 09/2017 rental on the point. Much quieter less crowds vs last years stay in Bradenton beach. Sand...More

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this beach! It's on the quiet end of Anna Maria and we see a manatee every day here! We go snorkeling for sand dollars, huge seashells, crabs, and dolphin sightings at least once a week!

Thank Penny D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is super nice, quiet and breeze. The sand is white and smooth. No rentals or life guars and no bathroom or showers but the views were worth it.

Thank Novkathy
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Xante | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a snorkelling area! The currents are very powerful as it is at the confluence of Tampa Bay and the Gulf. You only have to take one look at the water to see how strong the current is.
Phyllis S
21 May 2017|
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Response from Doug S | Reviewed this property |
Probably the north end of the island .
18 May 2017|
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Response from Peptobiz | Reviewed this property |
I always stay in Holmes and walk up to the Sand Bar every morning for my exercise. This year, one day, I decided to walk around the island to the bay side instead of doing a round trip walk. The beach on the north side of... More

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