Located on beautiful Palma Sola Bay in Manatee County this scenic stretch of highway provides a wonderful area for sunbathing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and picnicking. Two boat ramps are also available on the corridor. From Palma Sola Scenic Highway it is just a short distance to Anna Maria Island and the Gulf beaches, as well as the Robinson Preserve, Perico Preserve, Neal Preserve and De Soto National Memorial.
America Recycles Day at SandBlast is a sand sculpture competition that has an Open Division for adults and a School Division that pairs youth groups with local business sponsors. Join the fun in the sun and sand the 2nd Saturday every November at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr.