Coquina South Boat Ramp Reopens

Coquina South Boat Ramp Reopens
Posted on 11/05/2022
South Coquina Boat Ramp MANATEE COUNTY, FL (November 4, 2022) – The Coquina South boat ramp is once again open—following more than eight months of renovations to improve its structural durability, docking capacity and overall functionality.

The old boat ramp, located at Gulf Drive South on Bradenton Beach, was demolished and replaced with an updated, more resilient structure. The new ramp has a double-lane launch with extended armoring to prevent ramp scour from propeller wash.

In addition, both the north and south accessory docks have been replaced with approximately 500 feet of composite decking to increase the docking capacity. ADA-compliant walkway access and accessory lighting has also been completed, along with the replacement of the concrete seawalls.

The $1.7 million project was officially completed (and reopened for public use) October 31, 2022.