Clear waters, white sands, relaxing vibes – the beaches of the Bradenton Area are perfect in nearly every way. Sink your toes in the sand and keep your head in the clouds on the beach that’s right for you. Take photos of the best of authentic Florida on Whitney Beach. Play sand volleyball with friends and family on Manatee Public Beach. Or find the ultimate seclusion on Bean Point. All of our beaches are pristine and true to authentic Florida. So however you like to spend your day on the beach, you’ll find a place to enjoy it in the Bradenton Area.
Want to know what beach is best for you? Take our Beach Finder Quiz to find which beach is your perfect match!
Get more familiar with the diversity of the area so that you can experience all that the Bradenton Area has to offer.
In Palma Sola Bay, unique adventures fill the shores every day.
Whether you seek an intimate indoor indulgence or beach-side bliss, Sea-renity Beach Spa & Eco Boutique is one not to be missed.
No Girl’s Getaway would be complete without breezy beaches offering fabulous food, delightful diversions – and stunning accommodations near it all.
To celebrate the end of 2016, here are some of the best photos from Instagram with the #BradentonArea hashtag.
Come explore all the great Arts & Culture Bradenton has to offer!
Here in Bradenton, we know a thing or two about weddings.
Sometimes you just need a beach vacation. And when you do, it’s better to do it with your best friends at your side.
Vacations are all about making memories, having fun, and doing something for yourself! Whether that something is relaxing on the beach soaking up rays or challenging yourself to try something new, the Bradenton Area has tons of awesome things to help you achieve your vacation goals.
Here are six tips to working up a sweat on your Bradenton Area getaway.
Some of the biggest and best adventures only require one thing: a board.
Shells may be small, but they’re a big part of any beach vacation.
If you’ve been to the Bradenton Area, you know that romance exudes every step of the way. And if you haven’t been here, you’re in for a treat.
Here are 16 things to do to make 2016 the best year ever.
Consider this your beginner’s guide to the must-see photogenic spots in the area.
The Gulf will sing you to sleep
Vacation is the best. The only thing that can make it better is when you can do it with all of your best friends in tow.
If you haven’t heard of flyboarding, it’s kind of like surfing on a hoverboard. Brockhoff’s company, Top Gun Flyboards, was founded in the spirit of living every day to the fullest.
Dock your boat at one of the local restaurants along the Manatee River and walk right up to a meal on the shore!
There's more to the great outdoors of the Bradenton Area than beaches. Sure, the beaches are great, but it's just the start.
There’s something you can do at Palma Sola Bay in Bradenton, FL, that you can’t do anywhere else. All it takes is a horse, some warm water and a big-time sense of adventure.
With soft beaches, calm waters and temperatures that seem to always be around 75°, it’s no coincidence that there are more than people visiting the shores of the Bradenton Area.
Read about our sea turtles
Robinson Preserve is Old Florida at its best. Natural vegetation, indigenous wildlife, calm waterways – it’s truly a protected slice of Florida paradise. And there’s no better way to explore the 600 acres of it all than by kayak.
You catch it. They cook it. It’s that simple, and it’s a Bradenton Area pastime that you can’t miss out on.
Thanks to the ambitious, creative thinking of Sophia Suleman Akhtar, she and her family were able to come all the way from England to explore Anna Maria Island.
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The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is a group of locally owned restaurants who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to our community.
Eat Like a Local
As the largest natural and cultural history museum on the Gulf Coast, the South Florida Museum offers a breathtaking Planetarium, Snooty’s Manatee ...
Flying direct into SRQ is like flying direct into all the fun the Bradenton Area has to offer!
Take Flight to the Bradenton Area
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