Coquina Beach Market Update

Coquina Beach Market Update
Posted on 02/21/2023
Coquina Beach Market LayoutMANATEE COUNTY, FL (February 21, 2023) – The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted during their regular meeting, Tuesday, February 14, to direct staff to start the bidding process for the management of the Coquina Beach Market for the 2023 season and beyond. They also saw details of the market’s new home.

Property Management staff members provided a conceptual map with a new proposed location of the former beach market, maintaining the market’s mission of providing a space for local artisans and vendors to offer their unique products. Located on the South end of Coquina Beach, the new site will offer approximately 80 vendors and customers an enhanced outdoor setting for commerce. Visitors can access the market via the well-traveled beach trail as well as the newly renovated South Coquina parking-lot entrances.

The Commissioners also approved $175,000 in improvements to help make the market even more welcoming by providing lighting and electricity access. The space also will be home to future special events and occasions.

Current plans call for a daytime market on Tuesdays and night-time market on Thursdays.

Download the Coquina Beach Market Vendor Coordinator Services RFP from the County’s Bids and Proposals Website.