It's funny that after over a year with this blog, I haven't written about Coquina Beach yet, even though it's one of my favorite places in the Bradenton-Sarasota area and I've been coming here for years before the move. But some things just can't be described in words. It's just this beach, you know? What makes it different from nearby Bradenton Beach, Cortez Beach or Holmes Beach? I dunno, man, I'm just reporting the action live from the front lines, I'll leave the qualitative analysis to others.
It does have a splendid snack bar, if that helps. (But so does nearby Manatee Beach.) And Leffis Key is right across the street.