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It turns out that I'll get the above error if "Publishing Infrastructure" is not activated on the site coll... a bit misleading. I hope that someone else can save a some time reading this.
I had the same problem - here is what I found: You need to add "Read" to your permission levels, then the "access denied" dissapears. The user will be able to access this subsite, but nothing else - this is what you wanted, I gather.
Are you pulling information into the page from anywhere else? Any elements on the page that may pull information from say another library will also need to have permissions set so that the user can access them. You can check ULS logs for more details on the path and user that is denied as well. Make sure it's not referring to your anonymous user - which ...
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