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What a great Beach!!!

My first time at this beach and it will not be the last. We found a parking space close to Armands... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tomas C
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
Lots of Fun

We are always open to fun new adventure. Get out of the house and car..Go live a little ..Give... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time at this beach and it will not be the last. We found a parking space close to Armands circle and we had a great day. We went to the beach before and after lunch, convenience for everything. The beach lovely we can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tomas C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are always open to fun new adventure. Get out of the house and car..Go live a little ..Give Life A Chance!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best beaches in Florida!!!!!! It is pretty quiet and clean and very nice!!!!! It is my wife’s favorite beach of all!!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Hillman213
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Nice beach, lots of little shells to collect, sand bar offers a shallow place for little kids to swim/play in a protected area. There are showers spaced out periodically and small bath house, also a restaurant and surf shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 836sarahm
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This beach would be great I’m sure but the days we visited it was the colour of pea green soup or if not green dark clouds of brown water. We went in but it was like sitting in a algae filled pond and once you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank KittyKat66
Reviewed 4 September 2018

A beautiful beach with sand as fine as I've ever seen. Off season parking is easy but in season it can be a bit more challenging. Either way, the long crescent beach is fantastic. The sand is firm for walking or biking. The tide may...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is one of Florida's treasures. White sand, sea shells, birds, concession stand with good food, washrooms, picnic tables, and sunsets that beg for photographers.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Janet. Mrs T
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Went in the morning and had a nice relax and fresh air. The staff was helpful and the management was excellent for surveillance. Couple of fresh drinks were available, we enjoy our stay there

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank enjoy0001
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Since June 2018 through late August 2018 this and other sw florida beaches are disgusting, empty due to red tide and the illness it can inflict, and no end in sight. Stay away remainder of this year, the beaches are too foul, stink when you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stanley H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Low key, good parking, great shells, red tide had lots of dead fish. Hope to come back when no red tide.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank mfrazi517913
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UncaD
5 September 2018|
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Response from JBG1 | Reviewed this property |
They are pretty tight on everything in this area did not specifically see a sign but saw no dogs either.
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Rosalie P
10 August 2018|
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Response from kingshearer080 | Reviewed this property |
As of now red tide is no more. City have done a fantastic job in clearing up the dead fish. Such a shame for the wildlife, but birds are returning which is a great sign.
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31 July 2018|
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Response from kingshearer080 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the shops and restaurants are pet friendly, in all of Sarasota. It depends where you are on 4th Street as it is a few blocks long as to if you can walk. Blue Rooster is a good spot for food and music on 4th Street... More
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