The Palms at Riviera Dunes is nestled along the shores of the Manatee River in between the historic towns of Palmetto and Bradenton.  Overlooking the water, this boat-lover’s paradise is one of Florida’s best kept secrets with the waterfront at your front door and the communities of Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa in your backyard.


Living at The Palms offers you an easy lifestyle with all the amenities you’ll need right in your own neighborhood. Next door, you’ll find the Riviera Dunes Marina, a full-service marina in a protected harbour offering 220 slips with dockage up to 120 feet, power, fresh water, cable and fuel.  (wwwrdmarina.com).

Dockside of the marina is Blu Mangrove Grill, a full-service restaurant where you can relax with family and friends while sharing a casual luncheon or an evening dinner on the waterfront. The restaurant offers exceptional food and a panoramic view of the marina. Light dining fare as well as a full dinner menu are available inside or outside the patio. (www.blumangrovegrill)

The Manatee Convention Centre is host to seminars, craft fairs, trade shows, expos, concerts and sporting events all year long.

Besides a place to keep your boat, you’ll find everything you need within a short drive from The Palms.  All the conveniences for everyday life are just around the corner in Palmetto’s shopping district and Bradenton is just a three minutes away – a short drive over the bridge. If shopping is your passion, you’ll find some of the best outlet shopping in the state just a short drive away in nearby Ellenton. Visit our other pages for more information on all the amenities nearby – beaches | shopping | restaurants | recreation | cultural activities.