Sugary white sand, amazing sunsets and beautiful blue waters are all just minutes away when you live at The Palms. You’ll have the best of both worlds…. a quiet location, but just minutes away from some of the most famous beaches in the country. Along the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and into Tampa Bay are over 26 miles of the most beautiful coastline Florida has to offer. One of our favorites, Anna Maria Beach is only nine miles away. Nearby Siesta Key and Clearwater beaches are listed in the Travel Channel’s top ten Florida beaches. You won’t want to miss our extraordinary sunsets.

Siesta Key Beach

Winner of the “Worlds finest, whitest sand,” Siesta Key Public Beach extends along a half-mile of the most pristine white sands in the world. The pure quartz, pulverized to a fine powder, has a magical quality. There is no sand quite like Siesta’s, anywhere. Even under the burning subtropical sun, it feels cool to the touch. Siesta Key has received many honors for it’s powdery white-sand beaches including recognition as one of “America’s Best Beaches”; “Third Best Walking Beach in the USA,” by USA Today International Edition; and “The Best of the Best Sand,” by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

Anna Maria Island and Beaches

Beautiful beaches and facilities all along the island make this place a very popular destination. Facing the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Beach is a quiet, undeveloped sandy beach offering over three acres of beautiful views.

Bradenton Beach

One of the top beaches in Manatee County, Bradenton beach is located on Anna Maria Island about 8 miles west of Downtown Bradenton. This beautiful gulf beach has a large public access and free parking.

Holmes Beach

Found at the center of Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach presents a full range of amenities including grills, playground, showers and picnic area, as well as 14,400 feet of sandy Gulf of Mexico beach.

Manatee County Beach

Features 900 feet of sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico with access at Gulf Drive (S.R. 789) and 40th Street (S.R. 64) in the city of Holmes Beach. 120 parking places as well as public transportation drop off/pick up.

Cortez Beach (aka Bradenton Beach)

Cortez Beach showcases 140 feet of undeveloped beach. Parking and public transportation drop off/pick available.

Coquina Beach

Located on Anna Maria’s southern tip, Coquina is a popular public beach lined with towering Australian pines. A full-service concession stand, ample parking, barbecue pits, picnic facilities, boat ramp, playground, restrooms, showers and lifeguards make this beach a popular, bustling beach.

Clearwater Beach

This beach is clean, modern, and offers lots to do. There are all types of boat tours, fishing charters, dolphin-watching cruises, dinner cruises, beach clothing stores, restaurants, souvenir shops, etc. The beach is beautiful and white, the pier affords a nice view and is THE place to be at sunset and the water is generally shallow and reasonably clear most of the time. There is entertainment around the pier at night with arts, crafts, music, and street performers.