Best Beach Weekend Getaways
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Anna Maria Island’s Sandy Seclusion
Getaway from: Miami
Past the industrial fruit juice-making town of Bradenton, you’ll find a clutch of beautiful hidden beaches and stoplight-free Anna Maria Island. Here, days are spent sunbathing on soft sand, sipping chilly cocktails on the boardwalk, and tucking into fresh seafood on the deck of a waterfront restaurant. Coquina Beach is popular for its gentle currents; for seclusion, seek out the white-yellow sands of Long Boat Key.