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Coquina Beach

1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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Love this place

Family place to stay right on Lido beach in Sarasota. We've been coming here for at least 25 years... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tina O
Sarasota, Florida
The beach where the locals go...

This beach has it all: changing rooms, lifeguards, a small snack bar. On a regular basis the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarasota, Florida
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This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“public beach” (17 reviews)
1800 Gulf Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34217
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Family place to stay right on Lido beach in Sarasota. We've been coming here for at least 25 years. It's a basic beach motel, nothing fancy, but they have a friendly staff, close to St. Armand's circle with all the restaurants and shopping. Book in...More

Thank Tina O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach has it all: changing rooms, lifeguards, a small snack bar. On a regular basis the manatees even swim by for a show. There's fishing, a boat ramp, and plenty of parking. There's even a farmers' market on Sunday.

Thank homesolution825
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach huts to change in ,lifeguards along the beach ,a cafe to quench ur thirst on hot days ,a beach market only on a Sunday 10 till 4 pm and just a stunning beach to visit ,plenty of parking spaces ,across the rd is a...More

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 1 week ago

great experience on a clean and quite beach. Great place for sunrises and flat surf. You can see forever as you look across the water

Thank jet_engine_guy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach several lifeguard stands but you better get there early for parking. Has always been clean and fun been going there the last 8 years on a yearly anniversary trip . love it and would recommend to all

1  Thank Micheal P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Codina beach is wonderful! "In season" traffic is beyond awful!! If you're willing to sit in traffic coming and going home then you're ok! Most parking spaces are close to the beach. Some areas have lifeguards....even toilets. Picnic tables and BBQ too..make a long day...More

Thank raindrop86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A random stop proved to be a lucky one this is a magical spot with shady woods and a pristine beach. Toilets showers changing rooms BBQ spots all for free.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love exploring new beaches so we decided to try Coquina Beach because I heard it was great for shelling and was a quiet beach. I don't know if we just went at the wrong time or what but I didn't find any shells. The...More

1  Thank Cindyrella F
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this lovely Longboat Key beach in May 2017. It was a windy day, and the beach was less crowded than we had expected. Sand is white and super-soft. A very nice public beach to visit. Please give me a "Helpful"...More

4  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Coquina is one of the nicest beaches in FL! Lots of parking, short walk onto the fine, white sand - what's not to love? Just spent a couple hours there this morning with friends - it was perfect!

1  Thank beachbumjan
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I just heard there is serious gang activity at Coquina Beach, especially at Easter. Is this true? We are staying very close by.
23 March 2017|
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Response from Marlene152 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed the month of January and the only activity we saw that looked gang related was squirrels. No, seriously, we felt totally safe in that area. We walked there approximately a dozen times without incident.
How far from naples
7 March 2017|
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Response from lbklover | Reviewed this property |
At least two hours - if not longer. This beach is on the south end of Anna Maria Island - which is a good 45-60 minutes from I-75.
What is the fee to enter and to park at Coquina Beach?
16 September 2016|
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Response from mjadoyle | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to park at Coquina beach, though sometimes there are some entry charges to the selected areas for special events, such as the annual symphony on the sands. Even then the parking areas are free.