Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach

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  • Beautiful beach. Gorgeous soft, white sand. Great place for a short walk or to spend the day frolicking in the surf  more »
  • Manatee Beach always seemed that bit busier than the other beaches on the island. There is ample free parking or you can use the free island trolley. A lovely beach and a great restaurant with outdoor...  more »
  • Music nightly. Big salads. Delicious fish and chips. Disappointed they don't serve nochos. Beach is large lots of parking, beach shop and bathrooms. Access by free bus up and down the island or #3 fro...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach with access to dinning, shopping, restrooms, and showers. Parking is tight but plenty of areas to park and walk up. Soft white sand. You can rent 2 lounge chairs and an umbrella for $20. Large beach so even if there are hundreds of people you are not sitting on top of each other!
  • Absolutely gorgeous. My friends and I drove out here to watch the sunset. We sat on the beach for hours. There's a gift shop, outdoor bar, and live music (You can sit far enough away if you don't want to hear the music, it's a large beach). People were friendly and overall it was beautiful and relaxing. Definitely gonna go here again!
  • Parking is a nightmare but if you can find a place, you’re good. It’s exceptionally clean and there’s a cute little shop and places to eat or drink as well. The sand is loose and nice to walk on but I’d recommend renting one of their umbrellas for the day because past the surface sand, it’s difficult to put your own beach umbrella in. (They use a drill.) it’s big enough that despite the parking lot looking like it’s on jam, you don’t have people right on top of you. There are a lot of shells, the water is always gorgeous and it’s a beautiful spot for sunsets.
  • I love this beach. The stretch of sand is very long for walking and sunbathing. The parking lot has ample free parking and it is easy to get to provided you leave early enough in the morning. By late morning to mid-afternoon there could be a long backup of traffic trying to get to the beach. It has a restaurant, restroom facilities and volleyball net on location.
  • Great family beach! Mild waves, clear water, not too crowded, showers, bathrooms, restaurant with all you can eat pancakes in the morning, bar, gift shop, playground, picnic tables, trash cans, etc. If we visit Anna Maria again, we'll likely stay closer to this beach. It's also right down the road from a Publix, so quick access to groceries, if needed.
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