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“Breathtaking”
Review of Bean Point

Bean Point
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We took our little ones there while we were vacationing in Anna Maria in July. We got there just as storm clouds rolled in. It was beautiful. While all of Anna Maria is gorgeous, this place seemed to be untouched and more of a serene and natural kind of beauty. You have to really search to find an entrance to the beach between the huge houses at the edge of the island. Be sure to wear shoes on your trip down the alleys to the beach, too. My daughter got attacked by some kind of biting insect that caused some welts to form. She had flip flops on, but it didnt quite protect her. Bring your towel, some sunscreen, and a camera. You'll want to stay here forever.

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Reviewed 16 October 2011

Park on Fern St. Not many places to park, so get there early. No bathrooms or restaurants close by, so just be prepared. Beautiful any time of the day. Great place to watch the sunset! Must go if you are in Anna Maria.

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Reviewed 17 August 2011

Bean Point is absolutely beautiful! We found a few conch shells. We parked on Jacurunda and walked a short way to the little path. It is a little difficult to find, but totally worth it!

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Reviewed 10 August 2011

We just got back from the lovely Anna Maria Island this week and were so happy that we discovered Bean Point! This beach is incredible. The sand is the softest white sand I've seen on the island. We walked out at least 1/2 mile and found conch shells, sand dollars, and even came so close to a huge manatee swimming by. I read the reviews about the currents, but we were lucky to not experience any the day we were there. As a precaution I had my girls wear thier life jackets (they are 6 & 7) until we were safely on the sandbar. The backdrop is the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and the water is crystal clear. I even went back in the evening to take pictures because it is that pretty! We parked on N Shore Drive and Gladiolus Street in a public space and walked a public path through beautiful homes! You can see my pictures here: http://www.travelandphotographytoday.com/bean-point If you are on the island you should check it out!

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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Yes it is difficult to find but you can park on jacaranda dr and walk toward the white sign. We saw a huge conch shell that was about a foot long. We also saw live clams, a sea urchin, and a few hermit crabs. It is very beautiful but not a place to swim due to the currents.

1  Thank zaz04
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