Friday October 24, 2014

City of Bradenton Beach

Welcome!

Welcome to the official web site for the City of Bradenton Beach. The purpose of this site is two-fold. First, to provide visitors and potential visitors with an attractive overview of our city's amenities and secondly to provide residents and visitors alike with a comprehensive array of government services with virtually unlimited access to public records and documents.

Vision Statement
Bradenton Beach is a small, friendly island community that values the civic pride of both permanent and seasonal residents, maintains its Old Florida charm, and respects its bountiful natural resources.

History, hospitality and spirit are the hallmarks of our thriving waterfront, offering ease of mobility by land and sea.

Bradenton Beach is a charming and vibrant community of 1,500 located at the southern end of Anna Maria Island. The Island is located at the southern entrance to Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. We share the island with our sister cities of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City.

Access to Anna Maria Island can be achieved from the mainland (Bradenton) via bridges on Cortez Road or Manatee Avenue or from Longboat Key to the south via the bridge over Longboat Pass

The city boasts miles of uninterrupted supervised public sugar sand beaches on the Gulf side and calm docking and mooring areas on the mangrove lined bay side.

You can fish from the popular City Pier, which features a full service Café and where bait is available. Inshore and offshore fishing tours are also readily available from local Guides. There are a number of Parks within city limits, including beach front with picnic facilities and public restrooms. There are numerous public accesses to the beach. There are also public boat ramps at the county managed Bay Side Park at the southern tip of the city

The Tingley Memorial Library, right behind City Hall offers great reading.

Statistics
Area:  5 sq mi

Population:   1,500

Average Temp:
   January 50.1F - 72.5F
   August 72.7F - 91.3F

Average Annual Rainfall:
   54.3 inches

Parks:  7

Miles of Beach:  4

Average Gulf Temp:  79

Fire Protection:
 West Manatee Fire District

Police Protection:
 Bradenton Beach Police

Bradenton Beach merchants offer a full slate of goods and services including accommodation of every kind, restaurants, bars, retail outlets, real estate and other professional services. The unique shops of Bridge Street in the city's central Historic Old Town district are one of kind!

Our city is a gem positioned on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Laid back, friendly and open-hearted we welcome visitors and new residents with equal warmth.

If you would like information on Bradenton Beach and AMI accomodations and businesses please visit the Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce

Enjoy your stay!

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