Welcome to Bradenton Beach, Florida
Located at the southern end of Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach is a charming and vibrant Florida beach community located at the south end of Anna Maria Island which is located at the southern entrance to Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. We share the island with our sister cities of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City.
Bradenton Beach can be reached from the City of Bradenton by crossing bridges on Cortez Road or Manatee Avenue. Travelers can also reach Bradenton Beach from Longboat Key to the south by using the bridge over Longboat Pass. Bradenton Beach shares Anna Maria Island with the cities of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
Bradenton Beach entices visitors with miles of uninterrupted white sugar sand beaches on the Gulf side and mangrove lined bays on the east side.
For decades Bradenton Beach was the hub of activity on Anna Maria Island. From the twenties until the late-fifties, Cortez Bridge extending from Bradenton Beach was the only Bridge to the City of Bradenton.
Things to do on Bradenton Beach include fishing from the City Pier, which is also home to a full service Café and bait shop. Inshore and deeps sea fishing charters are also available as are boat rentals and parasailing.
There are a number of parks on the island which offer beach front picnic areas and public rest rooms. There are several public access areas to the beach. Public boat ramps are available at county managed Bay Side Park at the southern end of the city.
Bradenton Beach's most popular activities? Long walks on the beach, catching a tan on the beach or just sitting in a comfortable beach chair and enjoying a piece of paradise.
Bradenton Beach Vacation and Travel Guide is designed to make your trip to Bradenton Beach more enjoyable and affordable. We have listed the most popular accommodations, restaurants, restaurant reviews and activities. We have also included links to the best travel deals on the internet.
Bradenton Beach Events
Bridge Street Night Time Markets
The Bridge Street Merchants will host weekly night markets 5-9 p.m. Saturdays in June and July. The market showcases area shops and restaurants, arts and crafts, live music and more. Information: 941-518-4431
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