Runaway Bay Condominium Amenities/Facilities

The facilities and many amenities within the community are easily accessed at Runaway Bay.  To fully enjoy yourself and to be fully informed on the guidelines operating within Runaway Bay, please click on each link for complete information.  Owners, please refer your guests to this webpage or leave a printed copy in your unit.

Amenities

  • Bocce ball court
    • Superb new court with a shady viewing area
    • Wonderful game for all ages
  • Clubhouse
    • Large and inviting for a variety of group activities, parties, and much more
    • Booking is easy
  • Fitness room and sauna
    • Maintain your healthy level of fitness using this well-equipped room
    • Good selection of weights and machines
  • Shuffleboard courts
    • Located next to the tennis/pickleball court
    • Hours of fun for adults and children alike
    • Just alongside the Tennis court, our shuffleboard court offers loads of fun to adults and children alike
    • Try your arm at Bocce Ball or relax under the shade of a tree and watch the fierce competition. A wonderful game for all ages on a superb new court.
  • Swimming pool
    • Heated, salt water pool is the largest on the island
    • This focal point of the community is a place to relax, chat, and sunbathe
    • Great place to watch children or grandchildren play
    • Chairs, loungers, and tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Tennis/pickleball court
    • Recently refurbished in a semi-shaded location, complete with night lighting
    • Provides the opportunity to meet new friends as you test your skills
    • Booking is easy, as is finding players to join up with

Facilities

  • Beach access
    • A dedicated and safe signal crosswalk over Gulf Drive North from Runaway Bay to the beach access walkway
    • Stroll between two beachside condominium buildings to enjoy the glorious white sands of Bradenton Beach and extending over the many beaches on the Gulf-side length of the island
  • Fishing pier
    • Affectionately known as “Mazza’s Point” after George and Betty Mazza who manned the Runaway Bay office in the 1980s and 1990s.
    • An idyllic spot for all ages
    • Perfect for spotting and catching fish or watching the birds to just that
    • Enjoy morning coffee or an evening beverage as you watch for dolphins
    • A wonderful place for a chat with family or friends or for just gazing across the waters
  • Kayak launch)
    • The views will change as you glide silently across Palma Sola Bay
  • Laundry
    • Coin operated for conveniently located next to clubhouse
    • Note: Most condo units have their own wash dryers within unit
  • Mailroom
    • Accessible 24 hours a day
  • Maintenance office 
    • When something is amiss on the property, please let the Maintenance office know
    • For help within individual units, please refer to your local contacts
  • Parking for Units and Guests
    • Permits must be visible in front windshield of cars at all times
    • One designated parking space per unit
    • Ample guest parking available throughout community, with permit displayed
  • Picnic tables and charcoal grills
    • Enjoy a leisurely meal prepared the charcoal way
    • Eat in the fresh salt air
  • Storage
    • Please put bikes, beach, and recreation items under the stairwells or between the kitchen windows on the first floor
    • Personal grills may be stored under the stairs, on the lanai or in the unit storage room when not in use
      • Please note the use of grills is prohibited on steps, sidewalks, lanais, balconies, in parking lots or within ten (10) feet of any building
      • Propane canisters greater than one (1) pound are prohibited
    • Personal kayaks may be stored on the racks at the kayak launch after registering with the Operations Manager
  • Trash
    • Conveniently located throughout the community
    • Please refrain from dumping construction debris or other large items in the dumpsters