Coquina Gulfside Park, Beach Fun and Events.

May 20, 2017 By Tammy DeLosh

By Tammy DeLosh Activities, Festivals, Florida Gulf Beaches No Comments

Coquina Park is the Southernmost Beach on Anna Maria Island offers a variety of amenities for travelers and locals. The first site coming from Longboat Key is the Coquina Bayside South Boat launch on the Longboat Pass. If you have a boat trailered this is the place to launch your sunrise fishing day. Greeted by a variety of curious sea birds, as you set out into the blue waters, make the excursion a bit more interesting. Fishing from shore or under the pass, is equally inviting. Make friends with many of the locals as you share tips on bait and lures.

On the Gulf side of the beach you’ll find ample parking for cars and RV’s, with party pavilions for family gathering and restrooms too. If you choose to plant yourself on the southern shore, the options for shaded beach seating is easier to find. Get a Bird’s-eye view of  FlyboardingParasailing, and the charter boats making their way in and out of the channel. Parking is close enough to launch a kayak or paddle board with ease the have a picnic at the beach or pavilion. Find a full list of amenities here

With shaded trails, many people opt to stroll, run or Segway along the tropical pathways. Spend time shelling along the shore or bonding while making sand castles. Further into  the center of the Park your find dressing rooms, concession, stand with made to order meals,  that will keep you coming back. Start your day with Breakfast and Sunrise over the bay, continue with lunch or Edy’s Ice cream, then finish the night with live music and cocktails at the beachside cafe and TIKI bar, while enjoying spectacular sunsets.Events Calendar


The expansive beach has several lifeguard posts, Volleyball and rentable beach items if you came without. Anything you need is available at the Beach shop. Relax in comfort and make friends along the way. There is Plenty to do , or do nothing at all. You are on Vacation.



Wednesdays and Sundays are when the Beach Market set up. Scout out food vendors, serving up ready made meals to go, clothing, Unique and original crafts made by area artisans. Several festivals and events make there way to Coquina Beach, each year.

Symphony on the Sand is a popular music festival, featuring the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra plus Guest musicians,  accompanied by sand sculpting display and competition and catered food.

Beach N Food Truck~ Where area food trucks sell their Upscale fast food and specialty items along with Popular local bands, playing on several stages along the Park. Family fun with Kid zone and Artisan tents selling quality crafts, art, clothing and jewelry.

Winterfest~ The second weekend  in  January, with up to 100, Juried crafters and artisans, and food booths. Both days from 10am‑4:30pm. No admission fee, or music.

Beach Festival~March 22-23, Offering a variety of Custom designed  jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, paintings, stained glass, photography and more.

Coquina Tides Arts and Crafts Show is a 2 day event being held from 24th February to 25th February 2018 at the COQUINA Beach, showcasing paintings, crafts, Photography, Fibers, bronzes, stone, clay, glass, metal, wood, and pottery sculptures, and food and more. Find a one of a kind item to bring home to commemorate your Anna Maria Island Holiday.


Location:2650 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, Florida, The park opens at dawn and closes at Midnight. Take the Free trolley and let yourself relax.

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