Beer Can Island is located on the Northern part of Longboat Key. It is just after you cross the bridge from Anna Maria island to get to Longboat Key. It is a tropical bliss! There aren’t any lifeguards and can be limited parking. Most people visit beer can island by boat, but you can park and walk to it. When driving by car you can access the beach by Broadway Street or North Shore Road. You will see signs for the beach there. I like to park on North Shore Road. You will see the beach access. When you get to the beach, turn right (north) and walk about 1/4 mile and you are at Beer Can Island. Make sure to watch our video of Longboat Key. It is a sight to see.
Beer can Island has a lot of driftwood on the shore as well as beautiful trees. It is a great place to put a hammock up and enjoy the view. It backs up to mangroves. This beach is often very secluded and peaceful but is quite popular on the weekends and holidays. This beach was named “Beer Can Island” because it has been a popular place for boaters pull up to relax and drink a beer.
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