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Explore the Beach Market at Coquina Beach

Explore the Beach Market at Coquina Beach
Strolling the Beach Market at Coquina Beach is a beloved Anna Maria Island activity from November through July. Vendors from Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and beyond set up on the beautiful shores of Coquina Beach, giving visitors and residents the chance to shop for locally made wares, souvenirs and food while enjoying live music. Use our Coquina Beach guide to experience the best of the market.

What You Need to Know
From April through July (with the exception of Fourth of July weekend), the market takes place on Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2650 Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach. During the winter season (from November-March), the market changes its schedule and hosts vendors and guests alike on Wednesdays and Sundays. The market is located about 5 miles or a 13-minute drive from the Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound. You can get there via a free trolley or from the comforts of your own car (there’s a free parking lot). The market is stroller, walker and wheelchair accessible, but please leave your four-legged friends at home.

What to Shop For
The Beach Market at Coquina Beach is the perfect place to buy works by local artists, handmade jewelry, pottery, collectibles and more. Vendors also sell everything from health and beauty items to purses and apparel. There’s also fresh produce, baked goodies and other culinary delights for sale, in case you work up an appetite pursuing the vendors or want to pick up some snacks for later.

More Things to Do at Coquina Beach
Tucked on the southern end of Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach is open sunrise to midnight and sports beautiful ocean views and soft white sands. Visitors can go for a swim, explore the multipurpose paved trail, play sand volleyball or bring a meal to enjoy at the picnic tables. There is also a hiking/walking trail at Coquina Beach right across the street on the Bay Side, which gives you an entirely different perspective on the area’s wildlife.

The Coquina Beach Cafe offers casual breakfast, lunch and dinner fare, as well as snacks, ice cream, snow cones, frozen drinks, beer and wine.

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