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Bradenton Beach City Pier

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Their appetizers are the Best. And their drinks are by far the Best on Island 🥃🍺. The other... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Akron, Ohio
via mobile
Beautiful pier.

A great view from this long pier into the bay. Don't know if it is good fishing or not, but they... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Tampa, Florida
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  • Poor1%
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Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Perched at the north end of beautiful Sarasota Bay, the Historic Bradenton Beach City Pier is a favorite of residents and tourists alike. When the original wooden bridge to Anna Maria Island was replaced with a draw bridge, the island side of the bridge was...More

4  Thank FlaHarlock
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 March 2018

You'd be very lucky to get parking close by. More likely you'll be parked away in front of the beach and will have walked to the pier. Unless you're fishing or eating in the Oyster Bar, there's not a lot to see or do on...More

3  Thank Sennockian55
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Their appetizers are the Best. And their drinks are by far the Best on Island 🥃🍺. The other Google thing about the Pier is the friendly people that work there. Go and enjoy 😉

Thank R7268UVjohnn
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A great view from this long pier into the bay. Don't know if it is good fishing or not, but they have stations for cleaning fish and much more. I really like to two gliders they have at the pavilion on the end.

1  Thank Dadbo95
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Normally excellent but storm damaged and the restaurant and pier are torn down indefinitely. I am sure it will be great when reopened but for now call first it is closed.

2  Thank richard s
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great place for a walk anytime, but very nice at night. Watch the locals fish right from the pier. Plenty of places to sit and relax. Best part...it is free, not like other piers in FL.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Bradenton Beach police is crooked. Beach parking is dirt surface with no markings except for Handicap. parked behind my brother blocking no one. when i was told they would give you a ticket i moved my car. as i was walking back to the beach...More

1  Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This place was so beyond beautiful!! The water so clear, it wasn't crowed, it was just a perfect place to spend some time! If you're here, visit this place!

Thank SaraHaarPhotog
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Ventured down to Bradenton beach pier a few times with family to fish. Parking a bit sparse and 3 hour limit but beautiful place and highlight of our holiday. Caught Grouper, Hammerhead shark, Lemon shark, stingray, Mackerel, lady fish, Sheep head and some slimey old...More

3  Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Front park very nice dot half a mile. Shallow beach for kids and a small playground. Picnic tables and bathrooms

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The pier is a great place to visit to watch pelicans, fish, sunrises, and the occasional dolphin. It can get a tad crowded later in the day, but the mornings we visited it we had the place to ourselves. It was a great way to...More

Thank tekonim
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Rented poles for the day great time. Chopping boards and rinse sinks great prices! Wife and I caught saw several fish. Saw others caught 3 sharks, grouper, snapper, cow fish, lady fish and others! Bring a bucket to hold your live shrimp bait.

1  Thank Laci S
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Nicole D
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Response from doodles202 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing spectacular regarding shells, they are there but small and I did not sea you great ones!
Mayelin P
11 August 2017|
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Response from Laura L | Reviewed this property |
there are a ton of places and very reasonable too