Welcome to Bradenton Beach
the City of Bradenton Beach has two public beaches with free parking, Cortez Beach & Coquina Beach. Cortez Beach has the piers where the surfing takes place, and is located across from 6th - 13th Streets Gulf Dr South, on the west (left) side of the island. park under the trees.
use the satellite/hybrid view to see Cortez Beach's Twin Piers on the map
"i love this beach"
i may not have grown up in Florida, or anywhere near this beach, but
now i call this place home. so deal with it people, i'm a local now.
i like to surf any way i can, board or not. the waves on the gulf are not always
super fantastic, but u take what u get and make the best of it, right...?
so bring your longboard, shortboard, body-board, or just your body,
and come catch a few waves down by the piers. be seeing you soon...