Whether you’re here for a day or a week, Bradenton Beach is one of the most important places on Anna Maria Island. The exciting coastal town of Sarasota Bay offers a fishing pier and a parade of white sandy beaches, not to mention fun activities and water sports. Each of the three fishing docks are places to sit and watch the world go by. Networks in hand, locals throw their weighted mesh to an approaching Mullet school. If the catch is good, sometimes too heavy to get back on deck.
But if you want to see the best places for sellife, we recommend that you book a snorkeling tour. There are several companies on the island that offer guided tours. Anna Maria Island is an extraordinary holiday destination.
There is a lot to do in Pine Ave (see # 6), so this is a good place to feed coffee and donuts. It is the northernmost tip of Anna Maria, where the Gulf of Mexico meets Tampa Bay and the viewpoint is endless kilometers of turquoise waters. Locals love to call it AMI or just “the island” and have done a great job of preserving its charm as it becomes such a popular tourist destination. Even most large new constructions remain true to the ‘feeling’ of the island. However, nothing could replace the old beach houses on the entire island.
If you enjoy ocean activities, hiking or just relaxing bird watching or animal watching, a gift awaits you in the coastal paradise of Anna Maria Island. Until 1921, Anna Maria Island was only accessible by boat. Passengers would arrive by ferry from the nearby port of Tampa and disembark at the port of Anna Maria City.
Rent a bike and head to Bean Point, where the Gulf of Mexico meets Tampa Bay, to find a perfect place to see dolphins splashing in the water and grazing manatees. For a day at seashells, head to Coquina Beach at the southern tip of the island. Anna Maria Island has the most beautiful soft sugar-white sand that can be found along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
The food is so good that they always get on the food lists . They also have RhondaK paintings for sale and Captain Kathe docks there. It is a busy place that is popular with both tourists vacation rental homes anna maria island florida and locals, so you should probably wait (they don’t accept reservations). It was the perfect activity for the family and we could see dolphins, crabs, a small shark and even a seahorse.
While I enjoy the view from the water, I can also say that perhaps one of the best views is from the air. If you are adventurous, definitely put Parasailing on your list. AMI Adventure Rentals offers some great parasailing packages. You rise above the water and see the whole island from above. It is both an adrenaline and a peaceful experience at the same time.
It is once the only means of access to the island and has been transformed into a popular fishing pier with beautiful views and unsurpassed sunsets. Although one of the most beautiful beaches on Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach is not as busy as Bradenton’s most popular beach. You can be sure that you have a large piece of sand to yourself here. However, with limited public parking you arrive early to get a spot on this favorite beach. Seafood on Anna Maria Island cannot be defeated by many other destinations. With a combination of great price, family atmosphere and a variety of different cuisines to choose from, it is a seafood lover’s paradise!
Take the tram to Bradenton Beach to pamper you with the beautiful view of the Gulf Coast and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this natural oasis. This small town is known for its fishing piers, white sandy beaches and a charming strip of boutiques and mother and pop restaurants, where you can spend your time enjoying the simple pleasures. Relax along the miles of uninterrupted beaches with a day of swimming and sunbathing or take a fishing or sailing trip to see the area from a different perspective. While the banks of the Gulf Coast barrier island are wild, natural and perfect for taking photos, visitors also enjoy walking along Pine Avenue to visit shops, galleries and restaurants.