8 of the Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area

Photos are amazing things. They capture memories. Moments in time. That’s why Instagram is so popular, and almost essential, nowadays. Luckily, whether you already live in the Bradenton Area or just want to impress your friends with your vacation here, we’ve got eight spots in town where all you’ll have to do is open that app. Check out these great places and capture some memories, and be sure to share your photos with the hashtag #BradentonArea for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!

The 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area

North Shore Cafe Mural

While strolling down Pine Avenue be sure to take a few minutes to pop into North Shore Café. This hip spot features a lush backyard with outdoor seating and a relaxing view of one of Anna Maria Island’s many boat-friendly canals. The backyard also features a brightly colored mural with a vintage postcard-inspired design welcoming visitors to Anna Maria Island. Grab an iced coffee inside and strike a pose in front of the mural for the perfect addition to your IG feed! Be sure to tag our friends at @DineBradenton with any foodie posts for a chance to show off your photo skills!

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The 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area


Just a handful of years ago Whitney’s on the north end of Longboat Key was a simple tired gas station – today it’s one of the Bradenton Area’s most charming brunch spots! The transformed space is now home to mid-century inspired décor, lush outdoor green space and some very tasty bites. Just about anywhere at Whitney’s is an opportunity to impress your followers. And be sure to grab one of their famous frosés while you’re there for the perfect photo prop!

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The 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area

Bean Point Beach

Bean Point Beach is a picturesque location on the north tip of Anna Maria Island that offers stunning views of Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway bridge, white sandy beaches, and sea oats blowing in the breeze. This beach is an ideal spot for capturing beautiful photos of yourself or with friends and family. The soft, natural lighting and calm atmosphere provide the perfect backdrop for capturing the perfect shot. And since Bean Point is the island’s hidden gem you’ll often find that you have more than enough room to spread out and capture incredible photos. Be sure to get there at sunset for the best lighting! 

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The 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area

Ginny’s and Jane E’s

A popular cafe for those seeking an authentic Florida experience, Ginny’s and Jane E’s is packed with colorful vintage décor (think: bicycles hanging from the ceiling and hand-painted furniture), eclectic atmosphere, and mouth-watering eats (hello, crème-brulee French toast) to provide perfect backdrop for capturing your vacation memories. Whether you’re snapping a photo of your latte art or striking a pose outside of their primary-colored building, you’ll find plenty of inspiration at this delightful cafe.

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The 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area

The train bridge on the Riverwalk

While the entire Bradenton Riverwalk itself is dotted with Instagrammable treasures, the train tracks are one of the oldest and most iconic spots in the Bradenton Area! Honestly, is any trip complete without artsy pics down by the railroad? It’s a classic photo moment that recalls Bradenton’s agricultural history and is a well-known symbol of the area. If you’re lucky you might even get to see one of the Tropicana Company’s orange juice trains cross the Manatee River! .

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The 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area

The Old Anna Maria City Jail

No, you don’t have to do anything illegal to land yourself in this iconic spot! Welcome to the historic Anna Maria City Jail at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society – which should be your next stop for some surprisingly cool pics. This tiny, old cell may sound unassuming, but it’s got loads of history. With a little imagination, you can come up with the coolest Instagram posts. Transport yourself and your followers back to the simple times of Old Florida, when jail cells required “no roof no doors, no windows, no bars.”

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The 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area

Village of the Arts

A vibrant artist colony that’s full of character and creativity, Village of the Arts in downtown Bradenton is an ideal location for capturing eye-catching Instagram selfies and photos. The village artists adorn their homes with colorful murals, whimsical sculptures, and vibrant paint jobs, providing an endless array of backdrops for your photos. So, grab your camera or phone and explore this one-of-a-kind neighborhood, because the Village of the Arts is a place that’s just begging to be shared on your feed.

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The 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Bradenton Area

The clock tower at the Bridge Street Pier

One of Anna Maria Island’s most iconic spots is the Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. The vintage white clock-tower has adorned the end of historic Bridge Street for years and it’s the perfect spot to snap a memory! The nearby bay offers a fantastic setting for photography with its colorful mooring sailboats and clear, turquoise waters. Don’t forget to use hashtags and location tags when posting your photos to share Anna Maria Island’s charm with all of your followers back home!

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