Coquina Beach

Coquina Beach

2650 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL  34217


The southern end of Coquina Beach parking lot will close Monday, April 1, for several months while Manatee County improves stormwater drainage and parking conditions.

The project is part of a two-phase project to reduce flooding at the popular public beach.  Phase 1 is scheduled for completion by Spring, 2020. Once that project is complete, Phase 2 will begin with similar work being done on the north end of the parking lot.  When complete, stormwater will drain more quickly, helping to address frequent flooding and standing water conditions at Coquina.

The project also involves striping parking spaces for 865 vehicles.  An indeterminate number of cars can park there now since there are no designated spaces.  Phase 2 will not impact large parking areas like Phase 1 since it can be done in smaller segments over time.

During the project, we recommend beach-goers to use Manatee County Area Transit's popular Island Trolley to get to Coquina Beach.  Riders can connect to the free trolley from MCAT's Beach Express route on Sundays and holidays.

The project will be funded largely through Tourism Development Taxes, as approved by the Tourism Development Council and the Board of County Commissioners.

Today the park has shell parking without any markings to delineate parking spaces. When complete, Phase 1 will have 188 parking spaces. When Phase 2 is complete there will be a total of 865 parking spaces at Coquina Beach.


Southern end of Anna Maria Island, one mile south of 5th Street N., in the City of Bradenton Beach.

Park Hours

Sunrise to Midnight, unless otherwise posted or allowed by special permits.


Free parking.


  • Beach
  • Benches
  • Bike Racks
  • Changing Cabanas
  • Concessions - Coquina Beach Cafe'
  • Games Tables
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Multi-Purpose Trail (paved)
  • Pavilions (5)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Recycle Containers
  • Restrooms
  • Shower (outside)
  • Trash Receptacles
  • Trolley Stop
  • Volleyball (sand)
  • Water Fountains
  • Wheelchair (Beach) - first-come, first-served