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Manatee Public Beach

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Address: Manatee Avenue & Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Great Beach and Great Pancakes!

The beach was walking distance from where we stayed and had a wonderful breakfast! Their special is all you can eat pancakes and they were very good! Reasonable prices and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ter53
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Warroad, Minnesota
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Warroad, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The beach was walking distance from where we stayed and had a wonderful breakfast! Their special is all you can eat pancakes and they were very good! Reasonable prices and everything we tried was very good! Friendly people taking our order and also serving the food!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I went to have dinner and watch the Sunset. It was perfect. They had live music and the food was good.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is at the end of route 64 from Bradenton. Had a wonderful day there. The beach was clean and had a family atmosphere. Lots of nice small shells where the high tide stops on the beach. The water was clean around 70 degrees when we were there. I enjoyed swimming. Also enjoyed watching many pelicans diving into the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food prices low and quality excellent for café food. All you can eat pancakes every morning. And, it's right on the beach! We went for coffee every morning. Fun.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beach and very accessible. Everybody was friendly and there were lots of activities going on. Beach seems to go on for ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour here. It had nice facilities, good restrooms, plenty of places to sit and eat or have a beverage, and I think a playground area. We saw people playing volleyball and doing a morning exercise or yoga class. The beach did have some smaller shells. Water was cool. Pictures turned out nice. We would definitely visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful, white sand and warm sea, very clean with nice restroom and cafe, parking also so a great place to visit

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Manatee is a blue collar beach. Small cafe and gift shop no decent restaurant or beach services. Water is good no decent snorkeling. For sand so to Siesta Key, restaurants go to Naples, clear water go to Clearwater.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We love this beach! There is a little restaurant and a beach shop in the main parking area. They have a very reasonable breakfast and the French fries are plentiful. The bathrooms are meh. Go early morning or early evening to get parking. My friends and I will go just north of this beach to get a more secluded experience.... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We accessed the beach from closer to downtown Anna Marie off Magnolia street so not at main entrance. Plenty of room despite huge holiday crowds. Good walking for several miles in both directions. Beach depth very good. Flatter as you go further north. Only drawback is no public bathroom in this location

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