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Coquina Beach: Crystal Waters and Culinary Delights

Coquina Beach wave Coquina Beach: Crystal Waters and Culinary Delights

Nestled on the serene shores of Anna Maria Island in Florida, Coquina Beach is a hidden gem that beckons beach lovers with its pristine shores and crystal-clear waters. In this blog post, we’ll explore the allure of Coquina Beach, from its soft white sands to the mesmerizing hues of the Gulf of Mexico. And what better way to cap off a day at the beach than with cocktails and dinner at Hurricane Hanks, a local favorite? Let’s dive in!

Coquina Beach: A Natural Wonder

Coquina Beach boasts some of the most beautiful natural features you’ll find along Florida’s coastline. Here’s why it’s a must-visit:

1. Clear Waters

The Gulf of Mexico gently kisses the shore, creating a mesmerizing palette of blues and greens. The water is so clear that you can see schools of fish darting beneath the surface. Whether you’re swimming, paddleboarding, or simply wading, the clarity of the water is truly remarkable. The beach’s clear waters are a major draw for tourists and locals alike, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling and other water activities.

2. Soft White Sand

Sink your toes into the powdery sand as you stroll along the shoreline. Coquina Beach’s sands are soft and inviting, perfect for building sandcastles or sunbathing. The sand’s fine texture and cool feel underfoot add to the overall experience, making every step along the beach a delight.

3. Abundant Wildlife

Keep an eye out for dolphins, sea turtles, and shorebirds. Coquina Beach is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, and you might even spot a manatee gliding by. Bird watchers will find a variety of shorebirds, including pelicans, herons, and seagulls, adding a touch of nature to your beach day.

4. Picnic Areas and Amenities

Coquina Beach offers picnic tables, grills, and shaded areas where you can enjoy a beachside meal. Restrooms and showers are conveniently located, making it a family-friendly destination. These amenities ensure that you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable day at the beach.

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Cocktails and Dinner at Hurricane Hanks

After a day of sun and surf, head over to Hurricane Hanks, a local institution known for its laid-back vibe and delicious food. Here’s what awaits you:

1. Casual Atmosphere

Hurricane Hanks welcomes you with a relaxed ambiance. Whether you’re in flip-flops or sundresses, you’ll feel right at home. The welcoming atmosphere is perfect for unwinding after a day at the beach, making it a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

2. Craft Cocktails

The full bar at Hurricane Hanks offers an array of craft cocktails. Sip on a refreshing mojito or a tropical piña colada as you unwind. The bartenders here are skilled at creating unique and flavorful drinks, ensuring that every sip is a treat.

3. Island Cuisine

The menu features fresh, high-quality ingredients. Try the coconut lobster, grouper tacos, or their famous meatloaf. For seafood lovers, the tuna, shrimp, scallops, and salmon dishes are exceptional. Each dish is prepared with care, highlighting the flavors of the island and providing a memorable dining experience.

4. Grouper Sandwich

Don’t miss their signature grouper sandwich—a local favorite. It’s a mouthwatering combination of crispy grouper, tangy slaw, and a toasted bun. This sandwich is a must-try for anyone visiting Hurricane Hanks, offering a perfect blend of textures and flavors.

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A Perfect Day in Paradise

Spending a day at Coquina Beach and ending it with a delightful meal at Hurricane Hanks is truly a perfect day in paradise. Here’s how you can make the most of your visit:

Morning: Beach Activities

Start your day early to enjoy the calm and tranquility of Coquina Beach. Engage in various beach activities like paddleboarding, snorkeling, or simply taking a leisurely swim in the clear waters. Don’t forget to bring a beach towel and some sunscreen!

Noon: Picnic and Relaxation

Around midday, take advantage of the picnic areas at Coquina Beach. Pack a picnic basket with your favorite snacks or grab a bite from the nearby Coquina Beach Cafe. Enjoy your meal under the shade, listening to the gentle waves and watching the local wildlife.

Afternoon: Exploration and Sunbathing

Spend your afternoon exploring the beach, collecting seashells, or simply basking in the sun. If you’re up for a walk, the nearby nature trails offer a chance to see more of the island’s natural beauty.

Evening: Dinner and Drinks at Hurricane Hanks

As the sun begins to set, make your way to Hurricane Hanks. Enjoy a delicious dinner and sip on craft cocktails while sharing stories of your beach adventures. The casual atmosphere and excellent service make it the perfect end to a wonderful day.


Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island offers an unforgettable experience with its clear waters, soft sands, and abundant wildlife. Pair that with a visit to Hurricane Hanks for delicious food and drinks, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect day in paradise. So pack your sunscreen, grab your shades, and let the magic of Anna Maria Island unfold before you!

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Remember, a day at Coquina Beach is incomplete without a sunset toast at Hurricane Hanks. So get ready to experience the best of Anna Maria Island! 🌴🌊🍹


Chris Hill

Make sure you swing by Hurricane Hank’s on your next trip to Anna Maria Island. We’ve been serving up incredible dining experiences since we first opened our doors back in 2000. Our mission has always been to provide our guests with unforgettable moments, whether you’re a local or a visitor to Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island. Over the years, we’ve carefully curated a menu that features our customers’ all-time favorites alongside tantalizing new dishes. We believe in using only the finest ingredients, allowing their natural flavors to shine through in every bite.

We’re located at 5346 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. We have parking!

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Last updated February 06, 2023

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