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Bradenton Beach is a vacationer?s dream of sugar sand beaches, Old Florida charm, delightful sunsets and a vast array of delicious dining with an ocean view. Sitting on the southern end of Anna Marie Island between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Bradenton Beach is a friendly community of 1,500 residents. Visitors to this charming community can find beachfront hotels, fine dining, unique shopping and exciting nightlife as well as plenty of waterside activities to fill their days and nights. The miles of public supervised sugar sand beaches on the Gulf side are the focal point of any visit to Bradenton Beach. The bay side of the island offers calm docking areas for local and visiting boaters. Fishing charters can be easily arranged for those who enjoy this water sport. If fishing on land is more appealing, you can drop your line into the water off of the City Pier. A stroll in one of the many city parks, or a quiet picnic is also a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of Bradenton Beach. For the shopper, Bradenton Beach offers a variety of unique and delightful shops on Bridge Street in the city?s Historic Old Town district. In the evening, dine in one of the many waterfront restaurants which offer a variety of delicious dishes and fresh seafood entrees with glorious views of the bay. Spice up your evening with a cocktail drink or glass of wine and live entertainment in one of the local bars. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Bradenton Beach, you will have a vacation to remember.