This page is to inform guests that beginning this spring/summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be conducting two phases of beach re-nourishment projects on Anna Maria Island. The first phase, the Central Beach Project, will take place along the beaches between 78th Street North on Holmes Beach to approximately 5th Street South in Bradenton Beach. The second phase, the Coquina Beach Project, will take place at 5th Street South in Bradenton Beach and continue south to Longboat Key. At this time, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun the construction on the beach and will continue through mid-November 2020. Portions of the beach will be closed during active construction that may restrict the public from traversing along the shoreline. Please abide by all safety fencing and do not enter the construction area. The construction equipment will progress down the beach on a 24-hour, 7-day a week schedule, with activity in front of any single property not expected to last longer than a few days during average conditions. Note that beyond average conditions, this time may be delayed by weather conditions, mechanical repairs, or environmental protection requirements. Please refer to the website below for regular updates during construction on completion progress, location of active work, and location of anticipated work as the project progresses down the island.
July 17 Update: Project is currently located between 66th Street to 58th Street in Holmes Beach
July 24 Update: Project is currently located between 54th Street to 50th Street in Holmes Beach (moving south). Estimated to reach Manatee Public Beach in about a week.
July 30 Update: Project will be at the Manatee Public Beach area between July 30 and August 8. There is a pedestrian walkway near the dunes that you can walk laterally past the beach closure to get to open beach, although the beach closure may be up to 1000 feet.