The Florida fantasy always includes walking the beach and the perfect sunset. But many don’t realize that it can really only be best experienced on Florida’s West Coast. The Bradenton/Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key area offers miles of shoreline far less developed than the rest of the state and where you can stroll for miles, interrupted only by an occasional seagull.
If you’ve done the theme parks and are looking for new experiences, Florida’s Bradenton Area offers just what you’re looking for. From winery tours to “Horse Surfing” and more, the area offers more to see and do than most other areas of the state. And all just minutes from some of Florida’s most pristine island beaches.
If you’re hoping to spend time on a Florida beach, why not make it the best? Beaches certified as “Blue Wave” beaches by the Clean Beaches Coalition have been rated for cleanliness, water quality, safety and more. The Bradenton Area is one of the few areas in the state with beaches that have achieved the designation. So pack up, suit up and enjoy!
Florida’s superb weather and vast eco-nature opportunities can make the perfect getaway. The Bradenton Area lets you spend your days in the outdoors, then return to ease of a soft bed and great dining. The area puts you just minutes from kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and more – plus it offers parks and preserves with some of the state’s best birding.
The quiet refuge of Whitney Beach on Longboat Key attracts those looking to get away on a quiet island oasis. Located just south of Coquina Beach, rated one of the world’s top beaches, and offering the solitude of Joan Durante Park, the Key offers a range of very private accommodations just steps from pristine shorelines.