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Sandpiper 55+  Resort Co-Op is on beautiful Anna Maria Island on Florida's Gulf coast. It is situated on 9.82 acres of prime real estate backing on Sarasota Bay to the East with the Gulf of Mexico just across Gulf Drive to the west. There is a beautiful, uncrowded white-sand beach stretching for miles along the Gulf.

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Sandpiper was one of the first locations settled in the area and it's easy to see why. It's close to water on both sides with constant ocean breezes, magnificent Bay sunrises and Gulf sunsets. The climate is temperate with very few cold days even in the dead of winter. The warm waters and gentle surf of the Gulf are perfect for wading or swimming. Relax or stroll for miles on the beach enjoying the pelicans and the occasional dolphin.

The island is about 7.5 miles long with three communities starting at the north with Anna Maria, followed by  Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach in which the park is located.  Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach both have less than 2000 year round residents while Holmes Beach has about 5000 and is home to most of the island's condominiums.

The park borders on Holmes beach and is within easy walking distance (by beach or Gulf Drive) of a large supermarket, hardware store, drugstores, restaurants and pubs. The bustling center of Bradenton Beach is 1.5 miles south at Bridge Street with its marina, boardwalk, historic pier, shops and fine restaurants all without high-rises or fast food chains. Just to the south of Bradenton Beach across a drawbridge is the up-scale community of Longboat Key, with its ocean-front mansions and high rise condominiums, followed by trendy shops of nearby St. Armand's circle where a drawbridge connects the island to Sarasota.