Bradenton is near the beaches of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Cortez beach, Coquina beach, Manatee beach and the beaches of Anna Maria Island on the Gulf of Mexico; accommodations, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
Bradenton, Florida at the mouth of the Manatee River and the Gulf of Mexico is ideal for boating, golf and tennis and just a bridge away from Anna Maria Islandís expansive beaches.  Lodging, hotels, motels, condos, homes and vacation rentals have easy access to Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Beach, Coquina Beach, Cortez and Manatee Beaches.
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BRADENTON FLORIDA PARKS and PRESERVES
Parks and Preserves in the Bradenton Area

The Visitor Information and vacation Travel Guide to Bradenton including
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Coquina Beach, Cortez Beach, Manatee Beach & Anna Maria Beaches



  Accommodations
  Arts / Entertainment
  Attractions
  Baseball
  Beaches
  Biking & Hiking
  Birding
  Blues Festival
  Boats - Kayaks
  Botanical Gardens
  Dining
  Dog Parks / Beaches
  Fun Things To Do
  Fishing
  Nightlife
  Parks - Preserves
  Real Estate
  Relocate & Re-invent
  Shelling
  Shopping
  Snorkeling / Scuba
  Sporting - Events
  Sports

 Nearby Communities
  (listed north to south)
  Anna Maria Island
  Longboat Key
  Lido Key
  Sarasota
  Siesta Key
  Casey Key
  Venice
  Englewood
  Manasota Key

Desoto National Park - From mid-December to the mid-April, De Soto National Memorial offers living history talks and demonstrations at Camp Uzita, located in the Western portion of the park. Here visitors can experience the life of 16th Century Spanish explorers and American Indians first hand. Guests can also try on reproduction 16th century armor and helmets.

The Gamble Plantation - This antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation. It is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida.

Manatee Village Historical Park - Explore pioneer life in early Manatee County. Walk through our Historical Village, learn about the importance of boat builders in the community, the life of a one-room school teacher, pioneer justice and how homes were designed to combat the Florida heat.

Cortez Fishing Village - Hosting two festivals yearly, this is the last remaining fishing village on Florida's west coast.

Robinson Preserve - Robinson Preserve features numerous recreational opportunities for rollerblading, hiking, biking and fishing as well as canoe/kayak trails with storage and launch area. Additional amenities include an observation tower with views of Tampa Bay and the Skyway Bridge, platforms for eagle nesting, picnic and camping areas, and a historic visitors center.

Emerson Point Preserve - Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in western Palmetto. At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Florida's wildlife and native plant communities while exploring both prehistoric and historic sites. Recreational opportunities include rollerblading, hiking, biking and fishing as well as two canoe & kayak launch areas. Additional amenities include an observation tower and two picnic pavilions.

Rye Preserve - At over 21,000 acres, the Duette Preserve is the largest Preserve in the County system. It is located in the eastern part of the County and contains the headwaters of Manatee River. Many diverse species of game and non-game animals can be found on Duette Preserve, including the burrowing owl, snowy egret, white ibis, gopher tortoise, and at least two endangered/threatened species, the Florida scrub jay and the eastern indigo snake.

Leffis Key - An island preserve with a prominent hill offering panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. Site amenities include footpaths that circle and scale the hill, benches, and boardwalks that meander through a mangrove forest. Strategically placed viewing platforms penetrate the open water with interpretive signs describing various habitats and respective plant and animal life.



Bradenton Florida with the beaches of Anna Maria on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive cool, soft white sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
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