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LifeLines – be safe at the beach, on the water, on...

Have fun on Anna Maria Island, on its beach and in its waters! Here are some tips to keep you safe - and within the...
LifeLines: Boating safety

LifeLines: Boating safety

Please be safe while boating or riding personal watercraft! Boating tips Wear your life jacket. Attach a Personal Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (PEPIRB) to...
LifeLines: Stingray shuffle

LifeLines: Do the stingray shuffle

If you’re wading in the Gulf of Mexico, be on the lookout for the mild-mannered fish gliding in shallow water or partially buried in...
LifeLines: Rip current

LifeLines: Stay calm in a rip current

A rip current is a fast-moving, narrow channel of water that can move either along the shoreline or away from shore, taking swimmers with...
LifeLines: Diving and snorkeling

LifeLines: Diving and snorkeling

Divers and snorkelers should use a divers-down flag or buoy to alert boaters to the presence of people under the water’s surface. Vessels must stay...
LifeLines: Pack your beach bag

LifeLines: Pack your beach bag

When you're off to the beach, don't forget: Water Broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Reapply every...
LifeLines: Fishing tackle

LifeLines: Fishing tackle

Don’t leave discarded monofilament fishing line and tackle in the water - it can snag, entangle and cut swimmers and divers - not to...
LifeLines: Beach flags

LifeLines: Crack the beach flag code

The flags fluttering on the lifeguard stands at Anna Maria Island’s two public beaches, Manatee Beach in Holmes Beach and Coquina Beach in Bradenton...
LifeLines: Swim zone

LifeLines: Get into the swim zone

For the safest swimming on Anna Maria Island, swim at the county’s two public beaches, Manatee Beach and Coquina Beach, which are both lifeguarded. At...
LifeLines: Fishing facts

LifeLines: Fishing facts

Fishing from the beach or wade fishing off the beach requires a saltwater shoreline fishing license for residents and non-residents. You do not need the...