Coquina Beach is the longest stretch of beach on the southern end of Anna Maria Island on the Gulf of Mexico. Coquina is a fantastic spot to spend the day with family and friends with it’s relaxing atmosphere, calm waters and plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the day.
The flat beach is lined with sand dunes where waving grasses and sea oats add to the natural beauty of the beach. This area is a favored spot for sea turtles to come ashore and lay their eggs. The white sand beach is ideal for sunbathing, safe swimming, or playing Frisbee. You may be lucky enough to find a sand dollar or pretty shells washed up along the shoreline. Keep your eyes open, and you may even see leaping dolphins coasting along just offshore in the Gulf.