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 hotelA Florida bayside getaway on Anna Maria Island

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool
Laundry facilities

Between bay and gulf

Anna Maria Island divides Sarasota Bay (Anna Maria Sound) from the Gulf of Mexico; the resort overlooks the bay from a waterfront site 40 miles south of Tampa and 35 miles south of St. Petersburg.

Waterfront village

The resort is a welcoming, village-style collection of pastel cottages set along a palm-shaded street, offering private beach privileges, a pool on the edge of Sarasota Bay, and a private dock.

Kitchens, porches

The 34 one-bedroom, Caribbean-style cottage units each contain separate living and bedrooms, kitchens, and shaded porches, all in cream and white with tile floors and light furnishings.

Condo Amenities

Condo Amenities

The low-rise resort hotel consists primarily of one-story, Caribbean-style cottages housing one-bedroom units with shaded porches along a palm-lined "street." Lush tropical landscaping adds to the shady, peaceful, village-like atmosphere. A bayside swimming pool and a private fishing dock can be found on one side of the property; a private beach is accessed through another resort across the road. Patios with barbecues, complimentary chaise lounges and umbrellas around the pool, pet-friendly units, and guest laundry facilities are also offered. Parking is free during guests' stay (limited availability).

Business services and complimentary wireless Internet access are available.

This property has designated areas for smoking.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Private beach nearby 
  • Wedding services 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • DVD player 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Kitchen 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Microwave 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Stovetop 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Nearby Things to Do

Swimming is available on site. Private beach access is offered at a neighboring resort.

Timber Creek Golf Course, the nearest public course, is five miles from the resort. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

Condo Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 6 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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per night.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50 per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room (up to 75 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Condo Name

  • Tradewinds Beach Resort Bradenton Beach
  • Tradewinds Beach Resort
  • Tradewinds Resort
  • Tradewinds Beach Bradenton Beach

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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