Area Attractions: Coquina Beach
An aerial view of Coquina Beach with its white sand and the main road, on Anna Maria Island, Florida. File photo: Unwind, Shutter Stock, licensed.
Coquina Beach is a popular beach located on Anna Maria Island in Florida. It is known for its beautiful white sand, clear blue-green waters, and a wide range of recreational activities.
The beach is named after the coquina shells that are abundant on the shoreline. Coquina is a type of sedimentary rock made up of crushed shells and sand, which is found in the area.
Coquina Beach has various amenities, including a playground, picnic areas, showers, and restrooms. There are also several nearby restaurants and shops. The beach is a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and beachcombing. It also offers a variety of water sports, such as kayaking, parasailing, and paddleboarding.
The beach is managed by Manatee County and is a part of the Coquina Beach Gulfside Park, which also includes the nearby Leffis Key Preserve, a nature trail that provides a scenic view of the island’s flora and fauna. Coquina Beach is a beautiful and relaxing place to spend a day with family and friends.
Coquina Beach is not a residential area, but there are some accommodation options available for visitors who want to stay nearby. There are several vacation rentals, hotels, and resorts located on or near the beach, as well as a few residential neighborhoods on Anna Maria Island. However, Coquina Beach itself is primarily a public recreational area and does not have any residential properties directly on the beach.