City of Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach City Pier has re-opened featuring a 2.2 million dollar renovation The historic pier suffered structural damage during the Hurricane season of 2004 and had been closed. A ribbon cutting ceremony on September 21, 2007 officially commemorated the "new" pier.
Features include a completely rebuilt Restaurant, Bathhouse and Restrooms, Bait and Tackle Shop, Harbormaster's Office and a 300 foot day dock.
The Restaurant will be operated by Rotten Ralph's of Anna Maria. Rotten Ralph's on the Pier Waterfront Restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Perched at the north end of beautiful Sarasota Bay, the Historic Bradenton Beach City Pier and Cafe is a favorite of residents and tourists alike.
When the original wooden bridge to Anna Maria Island was replaced with a draw bridge, the island side of the bridge was retained to create a fishing pier. The cafe was added later and has become one of Manatee County's most popular eating spots.
The City Pier features tremendous views and good fishing. Live bait, supplies and tackle are available in the bait shop. .
On the bay end of the pier, the Richard P Suhre Pavilion offers a shady spot to fish or just enjoy the view. The pavilion is also a popular spot for special events such as weddings.
If you are looking for a complete family day out, come early and stay late!