If this is your FIRST EVER BBC tripThe BBC has a Liability Waiver specific to our club.  Please follow the link:  http://www.bbc32162.com/liability-waiver-1.html; click on the Blue Button to print the Liability Waiver and submit it with your reservation form.  If this is not your first trip,  please skip this step.

Coquina Beach offers a long swimming beach and easy access to a full set of amenities including LIFEGUARDS, restrooms, showers, cabanas, (2) BBQ pits, and picnic facilities including (12) tables. A brown bag lunch from home is always a safe bet, or......

2023 Beach Trips

This white sandy Coquina Beach with viridian waters located on the southern end of beautiful island of Anna Maria is merely a 2 hour and 15 minute drive. So, before joining a bustling, boisterous bunch for Thanksgiving, do yourself a favor and savor a day with crystal clear waters and plenty of shade to retreat from the sun.

Restaurant Options:

Anna Maria Oyster Bar: 200 Bridge St.; seafood https://www.oysterbar.net/menus/piermenu/

Back Alley Treasures: 108 Bridge St. (located in: Bridgewalk-A Landmark Resort); beachy coffee shop and bar with lite bites. https://www.backalleytreasures.com/menu

Bamboo Island Bar: 119 Bridge St.; Brazilian fusion plates, pizza and mojitos. Located in the island plaza on the 2nd floor; https://www.bambooislandbar.com/menu

Beach House Waterfront Restaurant: 200 Gulf Dr. N; seafood https://beachhousedining.com/our-menu/.  A perennial favorite, servicing directly on the beach if you want to keep your toes in the sand a little longer.

Bridge Tender Inn: 135 Bridge St.; grouper, burgers https://places.singleplatform.com/bridge-tender-inn-and-dockside-bar/menu?ref=Yahoo.

Daiquiri Deck: 107 Bridge St. ;1200 reviews with 41/2 stars; seafood and frozen daiquiris https://www.daiquirideckannamaria.com/menu/food-menu

Gulf Drive Cafe: 900 Gulf Dr. N; breakfast and seafood on the beachfront https://gulfdrivetiki.com/main-dishes/

Island Time Bar and Grill: 111 Gulf Dr S; American dishes

The Kokonut Hut: 900 Gulf Dr. N; tropical cocktails and casual grill fare

Smoquehouse: 1701 Gulf Dr. N; sandwiches, soups and salads


Tommy Knockers: 111 7th St. N; food and alcohol; no menu available

The Wicked Cantina: 101 7th St. N: Mexican


Island Scoops:103 Gulf Dr. N: ice cream https://www.yelp.com/menu/island-scoops-bradenton-beach?adjust_creative=yahoo&utm_campaign=yelp_feed&utm_medium=feed_v2&utm_source=yahoo

Gelato Go: 119 Bridge St. gelato & pastries

The baywalk is a quick 1-mile walk but you will see a range of species, small fish, crabs, hawks, stingray, and much more.  It is packed with wildlife and it can all be viewed from a safe distance on a well-built wooden boardwalk with benches available for resting. Reviews of the baywalk describe it as “absolutely magical,” “educational,” “a hidden gem,” plus it is only an 8 minute walk from the beach, just across the street.  Just a couple of FYI’s: There is no trail map available and mosquitos may be present.

Coquina Baywalk at Leffis Key Preserve:

This incredible, mostly shaded nature walk is located in the Leffis Key Preserve, one of the few remaining protected areas of the island. It is a pristine, shallow water habitat with panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.  Coquina Baywalk is a mile long trail that is the result of a long restoration project that began in the 80’s. The goal was to restore the wetlands and seagrass, revive the mangroves to provide a habitat for spawning fish and birds while allowing public access to a scenic trail. Volunteers planted over 50,000 native plants, salt marsh and intertidal plants and trees to fully restore the habitat.

.... Coquina beach offers a  a casual cafe called, none other than, “The Coquina Beach Cafe.” This lovely low-key waterfront spot offers seafood platters, sandwiches plus frozen drinks, beer and wine. However, be aware that NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED ON THE BEACH.


To get in on the fun, print the reservation form by clicking on the green button above.  On November 4th, we will conduct our lottery and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your seat confirmation or waitlist status. (This means your reservation & check must be at SafeShip by close of business November 3rd.)  We are having to add a $2 surcharge per seat due to increased bus service costs. Mail or drop the reservation form, along with your check (made out to the BBC) for $32.00 per person to:

Trip Details & Beach Equipment Rentals:

We will depart for Coquina Beach at 8:30 am. Upon approximate 11:15 am arrival we will have a short walk to the beach. Unfortunately we were unable to negotiate a discounted beach gear rate: Chairs $10 each, umbrellas $22, plus 7% tax and a 10% gratuity available to rent from The Coquina Beach Cafe: 2650 Gulf Drive. You need to pay for your equipment inside the cafe.

With the hectic holiday season quickly approaching, please join us as we travel to the relaxing and blissfully serene setting of Coquina Beach followed by dinner at Bradenton Beach.

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

* Be sure to include the mailbox number #110 because there are two BBC's at this Safe Ship Location.

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


Followed by dinner in Bradenton Beach!

To print a copy of this invitation, click on the Blue Button. 

Nov 20Coquina Beach & Dinner in Bradenton Beach
Dec 18

Mazzaro's Italian Market & Enchant Christmas

OR St. Pete Pier

Jan 15 & 16St. Augustine & the Night of Lights
Feb 19A Day at Lake Lousia
March 18Anastasia State Park with Briskey's BBQ

Coquina Beach &

Bradenton Beach

on Monday, November  20th

8:30am until 8:00pm

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Dinner at Bradenton Beach: 

For dinner and shopping, we will board the bus around 3:45pm and head to Bradenton Beach, only 5 minutes away, where there are numerous restaurants for your dining pleasure.  There are also a number of terrific little shops if you are inclined.

Please be ready to board your bus about 5:45 pm for our departure back to The Villages with an arrival around 8:00 pm.

I/we would like to go to I/we would like to go to Coquina Beach and Bradenton Beach with the BBC on November 20th 16th.  Enclosed is my $32.00 check (pp) which includes the $2 surcharge per seat due to increased bus service costs.  

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 live in the Village of ________________________________

During the trip, I can be reached at this phone number: ______________