This beach is on Anna Maria Island right at the end of Manatee Avenue. I cant tell you how many times I walked miles up and down the beach when I was a teenager. When I was a kid we called it the Public Beach. Now they call it Manatee Beach.
Way back when, the pavillion was flat on top. There was a staircase that went down to the beach. That big lifeguard stand wasn’t there, and the beach was much narrower, maybe 150 feet wide rather than 500 feet. The beach has been replenished a few times since then. Anna Maria Island has one of the most beautiful and pleasant swimming beaches in the world. A little more tomorrow.
For those of you whose link in “Oh My God” doesn’t work…. I’m going to gag…
Here’s a silly joke from 2000: