Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Bradenton is surrounded by water, both fresh and salt. It is the access point for more than 20 miles of beautiful Florida beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.
Bradenton is located on the mainland on the south bank of the Manatee River, and is separated from the outer barrier island beaches by the Intracoastal Waterway. These island beaches include Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
Old downtown Bradenton is located on the west side of the city.