Bean Point
Located at the most northern tip of Anna Maria Island, Bean Point offers views unlike any other. The secluded beach is one of the most pristine places to see along the entire Gulf coast. If there’s one place to watch the sunset, this is it.

Robinson Preserve
Pelicans, seagulls and sometimes eagles – there’s a reason they all pick Robinson Preserve to fly around all day long. Get in a kayak with your camera around your neck to get some of the best pictures in the Bradenton Area. From photos of the old mangroves to spotting fish in your wake, it’s an ideal spot to get pictures of the Gulf waters.

Whitney Beach
Whitney Beach isn’t your typical Florida beach. Long ago some trees were downed along the beach. Instead of cleaning up the debris, locals took a liking to the beach’s distinct look. Now the trees and their roots remain sprawled along the beach, creating a deserted island vibe. Snap photos of the sun shining through the cobwebbed roots for some of the most unique shots in the Bradenton Area.

Emerson Point Preserve
Florida’s vegetation can make for some beautiful photos. And Emerson Point Preserve has some of the lushest vegetation on the Gulf coast. Walk the boardwalks while the sun cuts through the local trees, flowers and Spanish moss. Make the trip up the observation tower for the best views in the preserve.

Riverwalk
Get your walking shoes on and wander along the picturesque Bradenton Riverwalk. The relatively new Riverwalk offers up some of the best views of Manatee River. Grab an ice cream cone at Corwin’s Ice Cream and Smoothies and walk along the Riverwalk to see if you can snap a photo of a dolphin or two cresting in the river.

Village of the Arts
Away from the scenic views of the beach, the Village of the Arts offers some more imaginative photo ops. The community consists of local artists who open their doors to the public to view their masterpieces. From one-of-a-kind landscape paintings to quirky shell sculptures, this place is a cornucopia of creativity that looks even better behind a photo lens.