Traveling with Disabilities to Anna Maria Island & Bradenton Beach

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There are dozens of wheelchair-accessible attractions in Anna Maria Island and Bradenton Beach that are suitable for people who have mobility issues or disabilities. The city of Bradenton and Anna Maria Island have tried to make numerous attractions accessible so that people of all abilities can see all that the island offers.

Ellenton Premium Outlets

Are you in the mood to go shopping? Head to this outlet center to visit more than 130 stores that offer souvenirs, vintage clothes, sporting brands, outdoor gear, and luxury designers. The outlets have wheelchair rentals, ADA-accessible facilities, and wheelchair seating.

Anna Maria Island

On the island, you can visit dozens of beaches that have ample parking and ADA-accessible areas. Make sure you get to the beaches early so you can get a great spot, especially over holiday weekends, and seamlessly get onto the beach via the ramps and ADA entrances. We recommend going to Coquina Beach since it has a handicapped accessible area and Manatee Public Beach with a large parking lot.

De Soto National Memorial Park

Head to De Soto National Memorial Park to experience nature, relax, and take a picnic lunch to have a wholesome afternoon with your family. Most of the facilities here are ADA-compliant and feature wheelchair-accessible entrances and exits to the visitor center. You can also move along the paved paths in the park.


We love spending an afternoon on the riverwalk to explore the waterfront, bring kids to the playgrounds, and partake in sporting events, like volleyball, and make use of the handicapped parking.

Florida Maritime Museum

We like going to the Florida Maritime Museum on a rainy day to learn more about the history of the towns and the state as a whole. This is a beautiful building with tons of rich history and culture located in Cortez’s fishing village. You can learn about the fishing gear, tales, stories, and maritime history. Those with mobility concerns can use handicapped parking, ramp access, and ADA-accessible restrooms.