Bradenton Beach is a city located on Anna Maria Island right at the southern entrance to Tampa Bay on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The city is mainly known for its sugar-sand beaches, fishing piers, and family-owned businesses. Maintaining its Old Florida charm, this city has become a synonym of spirit, hospitality and history.
Bradenton Beach’s City Pier offers a lovely view and experience of the bay. Visitors spend time fishing along the bay and take advantage of small fishing stores that rent fishing equipment. There is also an array of souvenir stores and local handmade jewelry stores. Cast and Caged is a popular restaurant that is recently opened and has brought a festive atmosphere to the pier.
Bradenton Beach’s Pine Avenue has everything from museums to art galleries and handmade clothing stores. When on Bradenton Beach, visits to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum as well as to the Artspace Studios and Gallery are a must, as they are important to the city’s history. Bradenton Beach also houses The Tingley Memorial Library, which is located behind Bradenton Beach’s City Hall. It was built with a donation from the real estate of Beulah Rebecca Hooks Hannah Tingley.
The Gulf Drive Cafe and Kokonut Hut are perfect places to have delicious meals or tasty cocktails. With a luxurious view over the Gulf, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy live entertainment. A popular place that Bradenton Beach locals go to is The Bridgetender Inn and The Dockside Bar. These two establishments have a casual atmosphere and also offer a great view of the pier, its clock towers, and the Sarasota Bay.
From boat tours to bike tours, or even nature and wildlife tours, Bradenton Beach has it all. The contact with nature, especially the sea, is the most popular thing to do. One of the best ways to sightsee is by parasailing out to the sea. These activities can easily take up a visitor’s day. In addition, due to its proximity to Orlando, a day trip to Walt Disney World or Universal Studios is always a good option. The various Walt Disney parks that visitors can visit include Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
Bradenton Beach has an array of accommodation options along the beach including high end hotels and resorts as well as midrange hotels, motels, bed and breakfast establishments, and vacation rentals. It is recommended to stay along the beach, as it offers a great perspective of Bradenton Bay.
The convenience of moving around the city of Bradenton Beach is unbeatable. There is a free trolley that goes through the entire island as well as the MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) bus which stops at all of Bradenton Beach’s important spots. Bradenton Beach is a very safe city so for those that don’t want to rent a vehicle, walking is a viable option. It is also a beautiful place to rent a bike and ride around town.
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