A beautiful backdrop for this bird with the sun sparkling off the waves.
On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. The sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico at the beautiful Coquina Beach.
I tried to make it a point every night in Florida to make it somewhere to watch sunset.
What is a coquina? Well, it's a small clam (Donax variabilis). On the beach of its namesake, you can find these guys in the surf after each wave subsides. Look closely and you can see them stand up on end and burrow themselves back down into the safety of the sand. Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub is the most perfect dining atmosphere I've ever encountered.
Located on the Sarasota Bay on Longboat Key, you can dine just feet from the water under a canopy of live oaks entwined with subtle lighting.
The restaurant resides in a building built in 1912. Surviving a hurricane in 1921, makes it one of the twelve oldest surviving structures on Longboat Key. Maybe a green heron being a little camera shy?
On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. The sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico at the beautiful Coquina Beach.
I tried to make it a point every night in Florida to make it somewhere to watch sunset.
What is a coquina? Well, it's a small clam (Donax variabilis). On the beach of its namesake, you can find these guys in the surf after each wave subsides. Look closely and you can see them stand up on end and burrow themselves back down into the safety of the sand. Beautiful views of the sunset and beach on Bradenton beach Florida. An osprey overlooking Sarasota Bay from the safe confines of the preserve on Leffis Key.
The Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key contains 1,500 linear feet of boardwalks that meander through the mangrove forest, a 26ft tall hill that allows a 360 degree view including over Sarasota Bay, tidal ponds and the preserve is a nationally significant estuary. The sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico at the beautiful Coquina Beach.
I tried to make it a point every night in Florida to make it somewhere to watch sunset.
What is a coquina? Well, it's a small clam (Donax variabilis). On the beach of its namesake, you can find these guys in the surf after each wave subsides. Look closely and you can see them stand up on end and burrow themselves back down into the safety of the sand. The Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key contains 1,500 linear feet of boardwalks that meander through the mangrove forest, a 26ft tall hill that allows a 360 degree view including over Sarasota Bay, tidal ponds and the preserve is a nationally significant estuary. The spiky seed pod of the Gray Nicker (Caesalpinia bonduc). The seeds, known as nicker nuts, are bouyant and dispersed by ocean currents.
The Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key contains 1,500 linear feet of boardwalks that meander through the mangrove forest, a 26ft tall hill that allows a 360 degree view including over Sarasota Bay, tidal ponds and the preserve is a nationally significant estuary. The Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island area offers many great locations for kayaking or stand up paddleboarding.
This is a shot of kayaking on Sarasota Bay near Leffis Key.
We rented our kayaks from a place called Kayak Jack's. They were great! You pick a drop-off location and specify a time and your kayaks will be awaiting you, ready for launch!
http://www.kayak-jacks.com
“You choose the location, We bring the Fun!” Even when hundreds of miles from home base on a food adventure, you can't always escape the comforting confines of familiarity.
A butter burger with cheese and fries, washed down with a Culver's root beer. The sun setting behind the clouds over the Gulf of Mexico at Coquina Beach. A local tradition on Beer Can Island is to find a seashell and place it on the exposed roots of a fallen tree while making a wish. A wish tree, if you will.
On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor.
On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. Jewfish Key is a private island that we kayaked around. We saw a couple dolphins playing nearby too, but the main attraction to the public is large sandbar nearby.
We rented our kayaks from a place called Kayak Jack's. They were great! You pick a drop-off location and specify a time and your kayaks will be awaiting you, ready for launch!
http://www.kayak-jacks.com
“You choose the location, We bring the Fun!” On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. An osprey overlooking Sarasota Bay from the safe confines of the preserve on Leffis Key.
The Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key contains 1,500 linear feet of boardwalks that meander through the mangrove forest, a 26ft tall hill that allows a 360 degree view including over Sarasota Bay, tidal ponds and the preserve is a nationally significant estuary. On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. A local tradition on Beer Can Island is to find a seashell and place it on the exposed roots of a fallen tree while making a wish. A wish tree, if you will.
On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. The fruit of the Seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera) at the Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key. The reddish fruits of the sea grape may be eaten raw, cooked into jellies and jams, or fermented into sea grape wine or vinegar.
I did not partake.
The Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key contains 1,500 linear feet of boardwalks that meander through the mangrove forest, a 26ft tall hill that allows a 360 degree view including over Sarasota Bay, tidal ponds and the preserve is a nationally significant estuary. The sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico at the beautiful Coquina Beach.
I tried to make it a point every night in Florida to make it somewhere to watch sunset.
What is a coquina? Well, it's a small clam (Donax variabilis). On the beach of its namesake, you can find these guys in the surf after each wave subsides. Look closely and you can see them stand up on end and burrow themselves back down into the safety of the sand. It was about this spot where a manatee popped its head up, right in front of my kayak and then proceeded to swim directly beneath my kayak in crystal clear shallow water.
I opted to just totally engage myself in the experience instead of trying to photograph it.
We rented our kayaks from a place called Kayak Jack's. They were great! You pick a drop-off location and specify a time and your kayaks will be awaiting you, ready for launch!
http://www.kayak-jacks.com
“You choose the location, We bring the Fun!” On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. Beer Can Island on Longboat Key is lined with mangroves and parts of the beach are riddled with their stumps. It's an awesome place to go exploring, shelling, and wildlife watching! On the tip of Longboat Key, at the channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Sarasota Bay, there exists a chunk of sandy paradise known colloquially as Beer Can Island.
The landscape of this beach is decorated with the remnants of countless fallen Australian Pines (Casuarina). An invasive tree that even after its death lingers. The death of many a chainsaw blade is blamed on its incredibly hard wood.
The pure white sand with tree stumps protruding at various angles and entire trees fallen out into the Gulf, makes for a more adventurous beach endeavor. A great example of old style roadside attraction advertising on this billboard for the Seafood Shack.
This billboard was near where we stayed and I saw numerous people pulled over to photograph it throughout our time there.
The advertisement sort of worked on me. I stopped to photograph it, but never made it there to dine. Maybe next trip. Table side bird watching at this fish camp. Buy fish to go or have them prepare it for you. #FoodieFinds #Colorful #Delicious #WeekendGetaway #market #roadtrip #Hometown The Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key contains 1,500 linear feet of boardwalks that meander through the mangrove forest, a 26ft tall hill that allows a 360 degree view including over Sarasota Bay, tidal ponds and the preserve is a nationally significant estuary. I found the end of the rainbow. Fantastic sunsets on Holmes Beach The playful, colorful exterior of Joe's Eats & Sweets is a harbinger of the fun and deliciousness to be had inside!
A great choice of ice cream flavors, hand-dipped, soft serve, sorbets, sundaes, frozen bananas, frozen cake/pies slices on a stick, sodas, etc...
Joe's Eats & Sweets doesn't simply bank on location for success, these desserts are top notch! Nothing like pure sugar indulgence just steps from the sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico!
Here we have a scoop of Double Fudge Fantasy and one of Chocolate Covered Cherry
Oh,,,and what's that hiding in the corner there? Well, that's a slice of frozen key lime pie on a stick dipped in dark chocolate!
Joe's Eats & Sweets doesn't simply bank on location for success, these desserts are top notch!
This is some of the creamiest ice cream with the smoothest texture I've had in a long time. Every morning I had my fishing buddy to keep me company. Sunset over the jerry.
#BeachBound Great fish and chips eatery. Right on the water. Natural beach debris glistening in the setting sun.
#BeachBound Another beautiful sunset from Bradenton Beach The sunsets in Floride are magic. This beach is not a luxurious one. There are too many seagulls trying to steal your food (DO NOT BRING FOOD THERE, like... NEVER!), but you can go there before the sunset on a clear day to see the beautiful show. The best time of day to enjoy Bradenton Beach. Fresh caught stone crab claws and hush puppies. Wonderfully private for a public beach. Boom Beautiful sunset, Bradenton Beach, FL I love the weird and unusual. I actually had to climb through to get this shot. Enjoy this public beach with sugar sand and clear, calm blue warm Gulf waters. It has plenty of free parking spots, restrooms, picnic area, boat ramp across the street. #AquaTrove A fun island to enjoy the sights, colorful businesses and quiet relaxation. Get a taste of the island's seafood at this inland location with nautical ambience inside and come for lunch specials like all you can eat fish and chips and good key lime pie.  love this kitschy mermaid sign Special place. My husband and I went to see his Grammy down there. Quiet and small fishing town Bradenton beach Beach walking
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Bradenton Beach with free breakfast and outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Laundry facilities

Location

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brandenton Beach and Cortez Beach. Fish Hole Adventure Golf and Bradenton Beach Marina are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and a computer station are available at this hotel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, barbecue grills, and a TV in a common area are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 50 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Bradenton Beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Beach towels 
  • Year Built 1985 
  • Total number of rooms - 50 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Microwave 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 9 AM and 10:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Massages on beach 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-in fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Silver Beach Resort
  • Silver Surf
  • Silver Surf Beach Resort
  • Silver Surf Gulf
  • Silver Surf Gulf Beach
  • Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort
  • Silver Surf Gulf Resort
  • Silver Surf Resort
  • Surf Silver
  • Silver Surf Gulf Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
  • Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort Bradenton Beach
  • Silver Surf Gulf Beach Bradenton Beach

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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