Florida Scenic Highway: Bradenton Beach, Northwest of Sarasota

By Dalia Colon Where: About a 20-minute drive northwest of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport or a 1-hour drive southwest of Tampa International Airport. Length: 3.5 miles. Best time to visit: November to July, to visit the Sunday Beach Market at Coquina Beach. Fun fact: If you visit in…

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Sarasota & Bradenton Beach Area

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Sarasota has a thriving theater and arts district and parallel to the coast are several islands with great beaches -- among them are Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island off Bradenton Beach. The Ringling Estates Circus-town heritage contrasts with cultural sophistication in a…

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Bradenton Beaches: In & Around Bradenton Beach

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Your Guide to Bradenton Beaches Editor's note: Beaches and parks are listed geographically from north to south. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Bradenton beaches are privy to some of Florida's most beautiful sunsets. Soft sand and wide expanses that are perfect for…

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