Situated on Florida's Gulf Coast, beautiful Anna Maria Island is located between Tampa and Sarasota, just west of Bradenton. Miles of sandy, white beaches and azure waters will help you ease into our peaceful island lifestyle.
Surrounded by lush landscapes and picture perfect Caribbean scenes, you will discover wonderful local eateries to tempt your palate. Enjoy shelling, fishing and dazzling sunsets or just lounging on an unspoiled beach.
For quieter pleasures try a boat ride, deep sea fishing or an excursion to the old fort at Egmont Key. Visit Tropicana or Mixon Fruit Farms for a sample of delicious Florida orange juice. Catch spring training at the southern home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, then head to the historic village of Cortez for a sunset cruise aboard the "Miss Cortez".
Anna Maria is the ideal vacation spot for all ages. An easy drive will transport you to Orlando area attractions like Disney World or to Tampa's Busch Gardens and Lowery Park Zoo.
Stroll the pier in St. Petersburg or visit the Dali Museum. Head to Sarasota for the Asolo Theater, Mote Marine or Ringling Museum then visit St. Armand's Circle and Longboat Key.
Come join us and share our little piece of paradise.
Attractions Close By........
Disney World - Includes Epcot, MGM Studios, Magic Kingdom
MOSI - Museum of Science and Industry
Things To Do......
Florida is known as a world class vacation destination. Many of the state attractions are within a few hours drive from Anna Maria Island. If you would rather stay on the island, you can enjoy the seven miles of beaches or watch the many varieties of wildlife known to the area. Explore the natural habitats found on Leffis Key or fish from Anna Maria City Pier for one of the many saltwater species found in Florida waters.You may spot a manatee, or see the splendors of a loggerhead turtle hatch!
The crystal waters surrounding Anna Maria Island offer many opportunities for enjoyment. Dive in for a refreshing dip, or grab a snorkel and explorer the wonders of watching the many varieties of sealife. If you would rather catch than watch, Anna Maria Island has several fishing piers. There are fishing charters available for both grass flats and offshore fishing. Mackerel, tarpon, sheepshead, redfish, grouper, mangrove snapper, flounder, snook, and saltwater trout are common catches.
Take a bike ride around the island, visit the Anna Maria Historical Museum, or just bask in the sun. Browse the many shops around the island and discover unique treasures. For your dining pleasure, visit one of the many fine restaurants to whet your appetite after a day of fun. For the brave of heart, try parasailing!
Fun things to do while visiting:
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Golf Cart, Bike, Kayak, Beach Accessories Rentals
Cortez Kat Charters
Seaduced Watercraft Adventures
The Fish Hole
Shopping (Gifts, Fun Items)
Three Island Monkeys
Nature & Wildlife
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
Anna Maria Island Historical Society
Holmes Beach Island Branch Library
Anna Maria City Pier
Island Players Community Theatre
Studio at Gulf & Pine Art Gallery
Bean Point Beach & Park
Bridge Street Pier and Shoppes
Manatee County Public Beach
Coquina Bay Walk & Park
Palma Sola Causeway (Pet friendly)