Bradenton Beach Journals

SW Florida in October

An October 2003 trip to Bradenton Beach by Pat S.

Coquina on the Beach Resort Photo, Bradenton Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: October vacation with family to Gulf Stream Beach Resort.
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Best Things Nearby:Beach, restaurants, andBusch Gardens.Best Things About the Resort:We stayed in a small two-bedroom unit that was decorated in lovely bright colors that suited a beach timeshare. We enjoyed our unit and found everything that we needed to make our own meals and enjoy ourselves.Resort Experience:The two-bedroom unit was small but managed to fit a king bed in the master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom. The second bedroom had two twins but our daughters were delighted to have their own TV and bathroom. The entire decor was bright and cheery. All the wood trim was painted white and the colors were blue, pink, yellow, and green. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2003

Gulstream Beach Resort
1501 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, Florida

Coquina on the Beach Resort

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Attraction | "Coquina Beach"

Coquina on the Beach Resort Photo, Bradenton Beach, Florida
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One of our favorite public beaches in Southwest Florida is Coquina Beach. Coquina Beach is located at the southern tip of Anna Maria Island, just before crossing the bridge to Longboat Key. Coquina Beach has parking (free), restrooms, showers, cafe, and also lifeguards in season. We did not see lifeguards in early October. There are also plenty of shade trees in case you have gotten too much sun. The beach is well maintained, and while we were there, a tractor was cleaning up any seaweed that had washed up onshore. The best thing about Coquina Beach, however, is the clear, turquoise water. We loved playing at the beach, looking for shells, and had a grea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2003

Coquina on the Beach Resort
1008 Ben Franklin Drive
Bradenton Beach, Florida 34236
(941) 388-2141