Historic City of Bradenton Beach WaterfrontOur Vision

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.

About Our City

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.

Anna Maria Island

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.

City Pier & Parks

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

Tingley Library

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

Local Shopping

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!

Welcome Visitors

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 Anna Maria Island accommodations and businesses, please visit the Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce website.

Enjoy your stay!


  • Area: 5 square miles
  • Population: 1,200
  • Average Temperatures:
    • January 50.1F to 72.5F
    • August 72.7F to 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
  • City Boundaries: City Boundary Map (PDF)