All the beaches on Anna Maria Island are public. There are private entries and Public Beaches with lots of parking but, once you get to the sand and Gulf waters, the beaches are everyone’s to enjoy. You can find a beach access point almost anywhere on the island.
There are three main Public Beaches on Anna Maria Island:
- Bay Front Park
- Manatee Public Beach
- Coquina Beach.
We hear many questions regarding, which beach is the best to go to? All Beaches on the island are extremely similar.
All of our beaches have white sugar sand with some shells on the beach depending on the rise and fall of the tide. The number of people on the beach can be dramatically different depending on where you are.
Anna Maria City beaches are the quietest followed by Holmes Beach then Bradenton Beach. When comparing our beaches to most other Florida beaches we are VERY quiet.