Liability Waiver:  The BBC has a revised Liability Waiver specific to our club.  Even if you have signed a liability release form in the past for our club, we are asking that you sign the revised one. This will only need to be done one time; not yearly as in the past.  Please click on link below, print and sign, and give the form to your bus leader on this trip. 

On May 21st, we’d love to take you to a beach that is new to the BBC,

The Coquina Gulfside Park on Anna Maria Island.

The Settlers House

On the way home, we’ll get a rip-roaring welcome here in Wesley Chapel for dinner. 

First, we’ll drive by the COLORFUL

All of these buildings—in addition to others--are furnished with period furniture and artifacts.  To learn more about this village, visit:

We hope this brief tour will encourage you to visit Bradenton again soon.
If you chose instead to remain behind at the beach park for one more hour, a bus will return for you and your beach equipment.


According to the Conde Nast Traveler magazine in 2015, Coquina Beach has the best island beach sand in the U.S. and the fifth-best in the world.

The 1887 Church

May 21

Coquina Beach (Anna Maria Island)June 18
June 18
Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete

July 16

South Jetty Park - Port Canaveral
Aug 20
Caddy's on Sunset Beach (Treasure Island)
Sept 10-13
Amelia Island (we hope!)

For those of you a bit more adventurous, there’s Coquina Bay Walk right across the street.

then spend an hour on your own at the Manatee Village Historical Park

Although the entire trail system is less than a mile—and you don’t need to walk the full distance--it might be fun to explore. The trails offer great views of the bay from observation decks hidden away in the mangroves—you feel like you’re peeking out of tunnels! Climb to the top of the spoil piles for a sweeping view of the bay and the gulf.   Degree of difficulty –  reportedly 1 out of 10!

Yes, there is a café at Gulfside Park which is eager to exchange fresh food for delectable dollars!

As well as The Bradenton Riverwalk

To join us on this trip, print the reservation form (click on green button below) and mail it along with your check (made out to the BBC) for $28 per person to the address below. On May 7th, we will conduct our lottery and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your seat confirmation or waitlist status.


Where you may need a good pair of shades!

The Fogarty Boat works

Where you can learn about early Florida pioneer life at the Wiggins General Store

2018 Beach Trips

 Copyright. Barefoot Beachcombers Club.  All rights reserved

and the 1860 Courthouse.

Unusual for a beach park is its shaded walk and picnic areas, offering a great escape from Florida’s heat.

As you can see, it’s a bit small so we’d want to stagger our visits.  They were delighted to learn that we are coming.  You can see their extensive menu at:

They offer chair and umbrella rentals too.  If you’re interested in them, please let it be known on your application. 

If you’d like to learn more about this park, visit:

Knowing this is a slow, laid-back beach with only the Baywalk nearby, we will offer an OPTIONAL mid-afternoon trip to expose you to three different points of interest in the city of Bradenton. 

Barefoot Beachcombers Club (‘BBC’ will also suffice)
333 Colony Blvd. #110
The Villages, FL 32162

You could instead hand your addressed envelope to a person at the counter at Safe Ship in Colony Plaza, saving you the stamp.

I/we would like to go to Coquina Beach with the BBC on May 21st.  Enclosed is my $28 check (pp). 

Print your name(s):   __________________________________________________________________________________

I/we wish to be on the bus with these friends (name up to four) ________________________________________


I/we still have a credit with the BBC and I would like to use that credit. _________

I/we think I'm/we're interested in the OPTIONAL afternoon adventure, but reserve the right to change my/our mind.  ________________ (No. of people)

I am interested in renting:

                  An umbrella and two chairs - $21.30  ___________

                  A single chair - $6.45                         ___________

Please pay this additional charge at the time you apply for the trip.

Note:  There are only 18 3-pc. sets but multiple additional chairs available.  We will allot those sets on a first-drawn-first-serve basis.  If there are not enough pieces to accommodate you, we will let you know by e-mail well in advance of the trip.