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A stunning beach

We just spent a couple days on longboat key and thoroughly enjoyed Coquina Beach. A beautiful long... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
achef
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Durham, North Carolina
Great family beach

Plenty of parking. Great family beach. Highly recommend this beach. Mote aquarium nearby and was... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
mfrazi517913
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.
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1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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All reviews great beach anna maria island public beach concession stand family beach beach market siesta key nice restrooms lots of picnic tables white sand sunday market sarasota area favorite beach walking path free trolley rest rooms warm water
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just spent a couple days on longboat key and thoroughly enjoyed Coquina Beach. A beautiful long, white sand beach with plenty of parking, showers and bathrooms. Super clean and quiet with birds galore. We are major beach goers and haven’t seen a beach this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it has been a rough few months of red tide, some of the beaches are clearing up. There was moderate irritation but I am sure it is amazing when in natural state. Enjoyed our brief stay and will look to go again once tide...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Plenty of parking. Great family beach. Highly recommend this beach. Mote aquarium nearby and was also well worth the trip

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We stayed on Longbot Key this last winter and used this beach a lot ,it is particularly good on market day with lots of stalls selling everything from clothes to skin products and art memorabilia a great few hours off the wonderful beach.

Thank john d
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Been coming here since the 70's and Coquina is still a favorite. Having kept the natural setting intact is a plus. I know it's critical to do so to reserve the beach and all, but it sure does add to the quality of your experience....More

1  Thank Jim V
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Like this area in general,,nice beach.good looking people,,good parking ,,nice restrooms an picnic areas etc,,,will go back

1  Thank JOEYGCentralWi
Reviewed 25 July 2018

On the weekend get there early b/c the parking lot fills up quickly even though it is quite large. There are picnic tables, changing 'rooms' look more like outhouses, restrooms, life guards, and across the street there is a boat ramp. Fishing in the inlet...More

3  Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is an absolutely gorgeous beach. We visted in July due to the red tide in Venice, Florida made our way up here. The water was so shallow and great for the kids. The sand was soft. We stayed in the water all day. There...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Sand is amazing. Nice shells. We went 2 miles past coquina beach because there was too much sea grass all over al we had a 2 yr old. Saw dolphins and lots of fish.

1  Thank Gena G
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great beach. We rented umbrellas and 2 chairs for 20.00 .Thank for having this certainly helps those who travels from out of town.

1  Thank 2bornot2b2018
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Dorban12
1 October 2018|
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Response from Valerie H | Reviewed this property |
Well marked. Plenty of changing and restroom.
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journey4413
18 August 2018|
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Response from JAMES L | Reviewed this property |
While I have not been there this season, I would suspect the Red Tide is effecting Coquina Beach..According to newspaper reports the Red tide is effecting Long Boat Key and Anna Marie Island...Coquina is between them..Good... More
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journey4413
18 August 2018|
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Response from JAMES L | Reviewed this property |
On the northern end of the beach is a refreshment stand/snack bar...there are beach chairs and umbrellas there...there are also Beach stores in the town where they can be purchased
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