Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway

The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway (a 3 mile segment of SR 789 or Gulf Drive) is a beautifully greenscaped, pedestrian friendly, waterfront highway corridor where residents and visitors can safely walk and bike. The outstanding beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps, parking and scenic vistas along the highway provide pleasant places for residents and visitors to interact with the natural environment and the island community.
The Bradenton Beach area provides unique family oriented restaurants and locally owned lodging. The island community located along the Scenic Corridor provides both environmental and historic educational opportunities that have maintained the Old Florida ambiance of both the architectural and natural flavor.
Florida Scenic Highways are often referred to as “byways.” One of the main requirements of scenic byway designation is that it show one or more of six key intrinsic qualities: Historic, Archaeological, Scenic, Cultural, Natural, and Recreational. Learn more about the Florida Scenic Highway program at



Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing, Hiking, Scuba/Diving, Snorkeling, Water Recreation


Bus Parking, Concessions

Average Visit Time

Half day, Multi-day


American, Barbecue, British, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Floribbean, Italian, Mexican, Oyster Bar, Seafood, Steak