The Top 6 Reasons Boat Docks Make Us Happy

Living on the water in Bradenton has its perks, but boat docks make all of them not only more attainable, but enjoyable as well.  If you’ve invested in a waterfront property, then you already understand the benefits to living there and take pleasure in the experiences and scenery that it offers.  But if you’ve yet to take the plunge, and have been putting off this addition, here are a few things that may make you as excited about them as we are:

Entertain Friends and Family

When you want to throw a party – I mean a real “take advantage of the Florida outdoors” kind of party – there’s no better place then out over the water.   Not only does it add square footage to your entertainment area, but creates an entirely different atmosphere for get-togethers.  For your Bradenton home you can choose a simple, utilitarian installation with enough room for a 4 person table, or a large gazebo with seating for 20.  Boat docks allow for almost total customization.

Simplified Boating

When you can’t launch your vessel from your backyard, taking it out on the water becomes an arduous, all day, planned-in-advance event.  You need to have an entire day off, take your boat out to one of the local boat docks, and spend the whole day in order to make it worth your while. But with the addition of a lift, you can not only keep your boat ready to drop and go at a moment’s notice, but keep it out of the water and safe from natures wrath.  Just come home after a hard day from work, take the boat for a spin for an hour or two, and come back home in time for dinner.


Anyone who likes to fish understands that it’s not just about catching fish – which boat docks actually make easier by attracting many attractive species – but the experience and relaxation it provides.  Instead of being forced to gather your supplies go somewhere else around Bradenton, even when you only want to spend a few hours fishing, it becomes so simple just to walk out back and start casting.


For the avid swimmer, being able to walk out back and take a dip is an ideal scenario.  But unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons why waterfront property isn’t always an ideal environment for it.  Seawalls are too high climb out of – typically built high enough to avoid flooding the yard during high tide – and are often covered in sharp barnacles and oysters.  Fixed stairs or a simple ladder entering the water at the end of your dock lets you enter and exit the water where it is deeper and safer to do so.

Nature Watching and Wildlife Encounters

If you are a nature lover like us, you’ll enjoy the benefits that boat docks can afford your Bradenton property.  The perfect place to sit with your camera and watch different species of wetland birds such as the roseate spoonbill, or even endangered wood storks.  Depending on where your property is located, you can also see manatees or even dolphins swimming by as they go into the shallower waters, or back out into the gulf at different times of day.

A Place For Relaxation

The intense Bradenton, FL sunshine, while swelteringly hot in the wrong circumstances, creates the perfect sunbathing environment.  And laying out in the heat just isn’t as relaxing without the sound of the water lapping against the shore, and the sea breeze blowing by to cool you off.

Hopefully after reading all of this, you now know why we love boat docks so much, and with any luck, you’ve gained some appreciation for them as well.


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