Beer Can Island Sandbar

Longboat Key, FL

Beer Can Island sandbar on Longboat Key is one of best places to take your boat and spend the day.

BEACH

The beach at Beer Can Island sandbar is located at the northern tip of Longboat Key and is situated directly on Longboat Pass.  It’s a beach that’s morphed into a sandbar as you move inside the pass.  The location is known for it’s white, soft sand and beautiful water and is very popular on the weekends.  

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LOCATION

Beer Can Island Sandbar is located on the southern side of Longboat Pass and consists of an area of shoreline that wraps around the SE corner of Longboat Pass.  There are tidal pools and shallow water inside the pass and deeper water as you move out the Pass.  Beer Can Island also has a floating water park that is usually anchored just off the beach during Summer weekends.  It’s called “Fun Life” and you can see its Instagram page HERE.  It’s great for kids and private parties!

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THE BRIDGE

The most coveted spot at Beer Can is under the bridge or as close to the bridge as possible.  Unique to this area is the causeway that shuffles cars over Longboat Pass; it offers great shade and weather protection!  It’s a nice surprise amenity to an already awesome place.

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HOW TO ACCESS

The easiest way to access the area is by using one of the three nearby ramps on Coquina Island/Bradenton Beach.  The area is also well marked so navigation isn’t a problem.  Make sure to wear your polarized sunglasses to see where the deeper channels are.

 

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LAT/LONG:
27.29’10”N 82.56’41”W

SETTING:
Secluded Beach Located on the Pass

SAND:
Clean, Soft Sand

BEST SPOT TO ANCHOR/BEACH:
On the Southeast Corner of the Pass Near the Bridge

NEARBY RAMP:

Coquina Beach Boat Ramp (South)

CURRENT:
Weak on Inside of Pass and Strong on Outside of Pass

DEPTH:
Shoreline that Rapidly Drops Off

WAVES/WAKES:
Calm but Can Experience Small Swells Along Pass if Strong West Wind

FAMILY FRIENDLY:
Yes but Also Party Crowd

WATER CLARITY:
Very Clear

SETTING:
Secluded Beach

RESTAURANTS NEARBY:
Mar Vista, Bridge Tender Inn

NEARBY HOTELS:
Casa Del Mar on Longboat Key

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