How bout TWO trips to the beach?
One during the day and one for the evening sunset and music. Either one, Manatee Beach on Anna Marie Island is a wonderful beach to visit! There is an absolutely beautiful, very long beach, which is a very easy walk. There is a gift shop, a really decent place to grab a bite to eat, an open bar, changing rooms and showers of a sort. There is a large shaded area with picnic tables in case you want to escape the sun. You can also rent umbrellas and chairs.
You can catch the trolley (free we think) that will take you around the island to pick up some souvenirs and there are a couple of restaurants across the street if you don’t want to get the food at Manatee.
The FIRST trip on Nov. 14…….. will be just a day trip……..we’ll go over in the morning and stay until about 2 – 3 and then start home.
The SECOND trip Jan. 24……….we’ll go over later to arrive mid to late afternoon and we’ll stay for the absolutely beautiful sunset. They usually have music on the “patio” area scheduled from about 5:00 – 8:00. It is too early for us to get any concrete information but we are hoping.